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Berkeley Springs State Park, Berkeley Springs

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Berkeley Springs State Park is situated in the center of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, USA. The centerpiece of the Park is its historic mineral spa. These waters were celebrated for their medicinal or restorative powers and were generally taken internally for digestive disorders, or bathed in for stress relief. Native peoples visited these springs as did George Washington. Berkeley Springs is the only state-run spa in the United States and is operated by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.HistoryThe Park is located on land which has been used as a health resort since the 1750s and which was officially granted to Virginia by Lord Fairfax in 1776. The historic Roman Bathhouse, the oldest public building in Berkeley Springs, was built in Federal-style architecture in 1815 on the site of an earlier bathhouse attributed to James Rumsey. The earlier bathhouse, built in 1784, is described as having had five bathing chambers and dressing rooms.Mineral springsWater flows from natural mineral springs at a constant temperature of 74.3 degrees, emerging from the Oriskany (Ridgeley) sandstone of Warm Springs Ridge. It contains significant amounts of sulfates, nitrates, and carbonates -- mostly magnesium carbonates. The flow rate varies from 750to per minute.
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  • Berkley Springs State Park is small, but full of families enjoying the day. You can sit by the Springs and watch the children play or join in the fun by wading in to the warm water. Take in some histo...  more »
  • Limited parking. Pool open in the summer. We stopped to stretch our legs after a 3 hour drive. The restrooms are in a separate building with only 1 each for men and women. It's in an old style Turkish...  more »
  • This is the first State Park I've ever been to that is situated right in the center of town! Yes, in the center of town!! It's such a cool, intriguing and unique experience that you'll just LOVE! Yes,...  more »
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  • Neat Experience. West Virginia is a very scenic state. The Roman Bath's were the highlight of the park (a little on the pricey side, $50 for 1/2 hour in the Roman Bath). Public bathrooms weren't the greatest. Prospect Peak is right up the road which has a phenomenal sunset.
  • First-time visit based on a friend's recommendation. I searched online and through the website for information, called and made reservations for natural hot springs mineral baths and messages and then was surprised when I arrived that more services were available that I knew about and they didn't have time for them that day. Customer service on the phone and in person was not very informative. The hot spring baths are tiled 3 feet deep with a built-in seat for two. As my friend described the atmosphere felt like a high school pool. The water felt very hot at first, they offered to cool it off, but we gave it a shot and 15 minutes was almost too much. The massages were average in quality but felt relaxing. The park itself is small yet beautiful and rich with history. There is a very small area of small boutique shops nearby. Panoramic views up behind the hill where you can see Pennsylvania Virginia and Maryland all at one time. Excellent one day visit.
  • Beautifully landscaped historic little gem to walk or sit. Lots of room for kids to run and play and wade in the warm springs . Draw your own mineral drinking water . public swimming pool. Massage and mineral spring soaks. Shopping across the cobblestone street. Portals, nearby, is a Pok√©mon Reward stop! Photos just posted not for here and I can not get them off. They belong for Portals across the street
  • Love it! I always stop on my way through to walk through the park with the crystal clear pretty water ways and fill my water bottle at the spigot. Been in a couple of the shops in town too. Very pretty place.
  • Small Park for a quick getaway from home. Day visits only. No Camping. Picnic tables but no grills. Pet friendly on leash.