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Grandview State Park

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Sightseers approach the Main Overlook at Grandview

Part of the New River Gorge National River since 1990, Grandview was established in 1935 as a state park six air-miles northeast of Beckley, WV, in Raleigh County. The park and the adjacent community of Grandview take their names from sandstone cliffs here that provide spectacular views of the New River Gorge. Its "Main Overlook," the focus of the park, provides one of the most famous panoramic vistas in West Virginia. Its "North Overlook" and "Turkey Spur Rock" observation areas are also among the park's popular overlooks.

In summer, the park's Cliffside Amphitheatre hosts the historical outdoor dramas "Hatfields & McCoys" and "Honey in the Rock," musical re-tellings of the greatest of Appalachian feuds and of the formation of West Virginia during the Civil War.

Recreation: overlooks, playground, game courts, hiking trails

Lodging: nearby

Dining: picnic areas

Highlights: Main Overlook, North Overlook, Turkey Spur Overlook, Cliffside Amphitheatre

Park Maps: Topo Map, Aerial Photo, Tiger Map

Grandview, New River Gorge National River
Phone: (304) 763-3715

See also: Grandview

Main Overlook looking east
Main Overlook looking north
Base of Turkey Spur Rock
Boardwalks atop Turkey Spur
River from Canyon Rim Trail
Grandview's Cliffside Amphitheatre
Horseshoe bend in New River from North Overlook
North overlook on Turkey Spur Rock