Scenic USA - West Virginia

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Lost River State Park

Lost River State Park

Photo by Amanda Haddox
Amanda Haddox Gallery

Simply stated, West Virginia's Lost River puts on a magic act and disappears. Located in West Virginia's Panhandle nearby Virginia's I-85, the Lost River flows into the Underground River site, sometimes called the sinks. When it does reappear to the northeast at Wardensville, the river is renamed the Cacapon. West Virginia makes wonderful use of the Lost River area, setting up a 3,700 acre state park. The four season resort is the perfect nature show, with hiking trails, horseback riding and typical outdoor fun. Topping the state park is the high elevation Cranny Crow Overlook. Here at 3,200 feet, broad views of the park, the adjacent Lost River Valley and the George Washington National Forest make up the woodland panorama.


 

 

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