Beartown State Park
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Open April through October
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A boardwalk allows easy access and interpretive signs provide insight into the fascinating ecology of the area.  A picnic area and rest rooms are provided.  The Park is located seven miles southwest of Hillsboro, WV on U.S. Route 219.

The Park is actually one large rock formation split into sections and clefts large enough for walkways.  The Park is noted for its massive boulders, overhanging cliffs and unusual rock formations, which are comprised of Pottsville Sandstone formed during the Pennsylvanian Age. Faulting and erosion of the sandstone capping the mountain created a unique system of ‘sunken streets’ in this ‘town of rocks.’ Huge rock formations, deep caves, and dark corners invite the imagination to speculate if bears really do inhabit the vicinity.

The area was donated to the Nature Conservancy by a private landowner; in 1970 The Department of Natural Resources acquired the property and a few years thereafter designated it a state park.