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North Bend State Park, Cairo

Categories: Forests, Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
North Bend State Park sits on along the North Fork of the Hughes River in Ritchie County near Cairo, West Virginia. The park is named after the sharp bend in the river that the formed three sides of the original park boundary. The North Bend Rail Trail, a 72-mile (116 km) hiking and biking corridor, is also managed as a unit of the park. A new 305 acre (1.23 kmĀ²) lake was recently added to the park.Features 29 room Lodge 9 cabins 49 campsites gift shop Swimming pool Miniature golf Hiking trails Fishing Boating Boating rental Picnic area Basketball court North Bend Rail Trail North Bend LakeAccessibilityAccessibility for the disabled was assessed by West Virginia University. The assessment found the campground, picnic area, fishing area, and swimming pool to be accessible. The 2005 assessment found issues with access to the lodge, handrails, emergency exits at the lodge and signage in the lodge parking lot.
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  • We just had a great weekend tent camping and bike ride on the North Bend rail trail . We took a shuttle ride from the campground, provided by our friendly state park ranger to Happy Vally. Ride back t...  read more »
  • Always enjoy stopping and staying at North Bend State Park (lodge and campground) on the motorcycle. Helpful staff in a park with great features. Nice restaurant, too. 
  • Drove a couple hours to spend a day here. Appears to be a family-oriented state park. While we only did some hiking & kayaking there were plenty of families camping here. There were playground areas, ...  read more »
  • North bend state park Lodge has nice calm water, had something for all outdoor adventures, was a open scenic route . Such hospitable service, the nature center had a learning advantage for all age.
  • Great place for campers. Many activities for adults and children. Trails to walk two old train tunnels one is supposed be haunted. Fishing and boating. Swimming and so much more.
  • We have gone to use the pool, several times with our little ones. The lifeguards are great, they allow your children to have fun, while maintaining safety at all times. They do require Coast Guard approved life vests, however they do provide loaners. There is little shade, but the baby pool area offers areas for the young and old to maintain their "coolness" while children play. Concessions are available at a reasonable cost. We will continue to go there. We LOVE it! Thanks!
  • This place is pretty cool for a state park in ten middle of nowhere. The rooms have a view, and the dining is good. And if you bike then there are all the hills you can eat.
  • Really love the river end campground here. Lovely wooded sites along the Hughes river. There is also the north bend rails to trails. An on-site pool and various other amenities. I can't speak for the lodge but the camping is great.