Holly River State Park, Hacker Valley

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Holly River State Park is a state park located in Webster County, West Virginia. Situated on the Left Fork of the Holly River near the town of Hacker Valley, it is the second largest park in the West Virginia state park system with a total of. The park features over 42mi of hiking trails, ten vacation cabins, an 88-unit campground, and many recreation and picnic areas.HistoryThe creation of Holly River State Park began circa 1937 with the Farm Security Administration's Kanawha Head Project to resettle families from marginal farmland. 250 Works Progress Administration workers rehabilitated the land and constructed facilities in the project area. Holly River State Park was formed in 1938 when the West Virginia Conservation Commission took control of the area, and the state obtained ownership of the site in 1954.RecreationHolly River features a seasonal swimming pool, a softball field, and courts for playing basketball, volleyball, tennis, and other popular activities. Special activities such as guided hikes, movie nights, and sporting events are offered during the summer.TrailsHolly River has over 42mi of hiking and biking trails. Two trails, Ridge Road Trail and Rock Camp Trail, are designated as horse trails.AccommodationsCabinsHolly River features ten furnished cabins constructed in the 1930s using local natural stone and timber. Situated along a tributary of Laurel Fork Holly River, each cabin includes a stone fireplace.
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  • We were pleasantly surprised,cabin had everything we needed ,wood was low but park guy acruelly got us a brand new from store Maddock and was very nice ,scenery awesome although not great fishin this ...  more »
  • This was a stop on this our way home from a very difficult time in our family due to a recent death. It was peaceful, quiet and beautiful. Just what the doctor ordered. We camp in a motor home so we h...  more »
  • Beautiful park, went there for an all-day hiking/photography day. I loved the trails, except that there were several trees down across the trail, some as much as 3 to 4 feet thick. Some nice waterfall...  more »
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  • Wonderful place to take the family. Great staff and its beautiful as well. Great for a vacation.
  • Terrific, rustic family experience. Hiking trails are spectacular, but intermediate skill level. Expect some steep grades and several stream crossings, but well worth it. Cabins are comfortable, clean and sufficient. Great place to get unplugged and experience wild, wonderful WV.
  • What I really want to do is give this place 0 stars. Not because it's bad but because its so nice that I don't want anyone to know about this place. I want it all to myself. I want to keep it a secret. But if you do find out about HRSP then you won't be disappointed. Nestled in one of the most beautiful untouched forests you'll ever see, this park has what you need to isolate yourself from the rest of the world. Cabins are very clean and rustic but modern enough to be very comfortable. Book your stay way in advance.
  • Love it here! Stayed at the two bedroom cabin and it was gorgeous. Food is awesome at the restaurant. Can't wait to visit next summer.
  • Love Holly River but don,t know if I will go back. They double there rated didn,t just raise them a little. No the state double the rates...but love the park and all the help are wonderful...
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