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Lost River State Park

Lost River State Park, located in the wooded mountains of West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, provides 3,712 acres of quiet, secluded woods as a great getaway for nature lovers.

Lost River is known for its Cranny Crow overlook on top of Big Ridge Mountain, which offers a commanding view of five counties. There are many activites to 

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Park Hours:

  • Sunrise to Sunset

(Note: Many places fill to capacity on busy, nice weather days, especially holiday weekends. Please call ahead or visit the official website to get the most up-to-date information before visiting.)


Park Entrance:

  • No Fees



  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Outdoor adventures


Lost River State Park is located near the site of the 1756 Battle of Lost River fought during the French and Indian War. It’s also home to the Lee Cabin, the home of Henry “Lighthorse Harry” Lee, a Revolutionary War general and father of Civil War General Robert E. Lee. The restored cabin is across the creek from Lee Sulphur Spring, known for its sulfuric smell and rumored healing properties.

Lost River State Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and opened in 1937.


Last updated: February 13, 2020