What to do in Holly River State Park

**Information provivded by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources**

Holly River is the second largest park in the West Virginia park system with a total of 8,101 acres. Nestled in a narrow valley, the park is surrounded by heavily forested mountains some reaching heights of over 2,800 feet.

In the midst of this woodland paradise, park guests will find a myriad of recreational opportunities. Playing tennis on modern courts, surrounding yourself with nature on one of the numerous hiking trails, or just soaking up the sun by the swimming pool–all of these spell Holly River State Park.

Recreation
Swimming, PicnickingPlaygrounds, HikingFishing, Nature ProgramsGame Courts

Location
Holly River State Park is located on WV 20, 32 miles south of Buckhannon and 20 miles north of Webster Springs. Interstate 79 running north/south through central West Virginia offers access to WV 20 at several points.

Climate
West Virginia experiences four distinct seasons, none of which are extreme. Temperatures in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains are somewhat more severe than the rest of the state. Generally temperatures during the winter months range from 15 to 40 degrees F. Ample snow accumulation provides for cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities. Spring brings blooming trees and shrubs to the forested regions of the state, as well as warmer temperatures. During this season, March through May, expect mild temperatures between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers are normally hot with high humidity, especially at lower elevations. Expect temperatures to range from 70 at night to 95 during the dog days of August. Fall brings cool, crisp air to West Virginia and spectacular foliage color changes. Bring a light jacket for this season, which brings temperatures between 35, at night, to 70 degrees F, during the day.

Address
PO Box 70
Hacker Valley, WV 26222

Phone: 304-493-6353

Email: E-mail: hollyriver@wvdnr.gov
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