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Things to Do

Valley Falls State Park provides its visitors with a selection of activities. Accessible parking, bathrooms, drinking fountain and picnic tables are available.

picnic shelter available for rental at Valley FallsHIKING

There are 18 miles of hiking trails suitable for all ages and abilities. Get trail descriptions here.


The remains of sawmill and grist mill are still present and the spectacular view of the Great Falls


There are four waterfalls at Valley Falls State Park.  Not the biggest falls in West Virginia, but certainly scenic. For guest safety, swimming and wading is not permitted.


Valley Falls State Park is a popular outdoor venue for small weddings. To discuss scheduling a wedding at the park, please email or call the park office. The contact information is at the bottom of each Valley Falls State Park webpage.


Fishing at Valley Falls State Park is a popular. Anglers must possess a WV Fishing License. The tab "WV Fishing/Hunting License" to the left when clicked links to the online license sales through


Picnic areas with picnic tables are on-site. 
Picnic shelter rental is also an option.
Click here for rental rates.


A children’s playground and a volleyball area is onsite. There is no charge to enjoy these outdoor activities.


Enjoy a favorite sport, horseshoe pitching. There is no charge to enjoy these outdoor activities.


Swimming and wading in the river is not permitted. Alcohol is also prohibited at Valley Falls (§58-31-2.21).

Kayaks only are permitted to run the falls on the Tygart Valley River at Valley Falls. Registration at the park prior to kayaking is required. (§58-31-2.7).


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