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Beautiful rock formations

This park is hard to find as the signs along the main road are very small. When you pull up in the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Whitesburg, Kentucky
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Out of a fantasy movie

There aren't really any designated trails/hikes in this small, forested state park, but rather a... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Waregem, Belgium
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Beartown State Park is a natural area of 107 acres located on the eastern summit of Droop Mountain, seven miles southwest of Hillsboro, West Virginia. The name Beartown was chosen because local residents claimed that the many cave-like openings in...more
4800 Watoga Park Rd, Marlinton, WV 24954-5962
+1 304-799-4087
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All reviews rock formations hidden gem board walk wooden boardwalk out of the way takes about minutes worth the trip maybe minutes nooks and crannies nice walk off the beaten path an easy walk state park awesome place the main road mother nature on site
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This park is hard to find as the signs along the main road are very small. When you pull up in the parking area which is very small and rustic, you think you are in the wrong place. It is a short walk to a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BarbJ1
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Nice peaceful day walking around bear town along the boardwalks and wooden steps. Enjoyed our visit and all the rock formations-very interesting

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 12 October 2018

There aren't really any designated trails/hikes in this small, forested state park, but rather a boardwalk leading to countless nooks and crannies of exposed rocks, most of which are covered in moss. They lend an otherworldly feel to the park, seemingly out of a fantasy...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Stijn-traveler
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to Beartown - it was beautiful and not a hard walk. They even have a handicapped walk way that you can park right next too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WorldTravelingJW
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Visit this out of the way park and we were very surprised at what wonderful rock formations are there. We felt like were visiting some moss covered Wookie world. Great

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ruhtr
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Just a little side road with not too much around......until you start your walk in and through the woods...on a board walk...sometimes above the boulders where little nooks and crannies lie...where looks like a bear could jump out any minute...little cave like areas...the smell of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Dianna G
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Only one thing to do at the park and that is to wander on the boardwalk through an interesting geologic formation. Called beartown because of the many small caves that dot the formation. Takes about 30 minutes to walk the boardwalk. Cool, quiet. Had the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

I don't know why it's called Beartown, but approaching it, a Bear did run out into the road, luckily we were able to slow down and blow the horn, the bear ran to a fence, paniced a bit, then lifted the fence with his paw...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Frank F
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Photos are nice but you have to breathe in the air here as well as seeing it in person It is a well hidden 'secret' but I think if more people went there it may take away from its charm

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 529deirdreb
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The park is simply beautiful. you walk on a boardwalk thru the many passages of rock and the forest. You want to see nature at its best go visit the park, They have a picnic table you can eat there and relax there. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Albert L
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29 March 2018|
Response from Edge W | Reviewed this property |
Rather than a viewing deck, most of the "trail" is a boardwalk through the rock formations. There are a few areas where you can walk on the ground, and the entrance road is walkable.
Brandon W
16 March 2015|
Response from MUherdFan |
20 to 30 minutes