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West Virginia: Wild and Wonderful Gaudineer Picnic Area

About Star RatingsGreenbrier Ranger District
PO Box 67
Bartow WV 24920
Phone: (304)456-3335

Pebble paths lead to several somewhat secluded picnic sites within impressive old growth stands of virgin red spruce.

Located approximately 7 miles north and west of Durbin, West Virginia, on Shavers Mountain.

From Durbin travel west on US Route 250 for approximately 6 miles to Forest Road 485. Turn north (right turn) and travel approximately 1 mile.

Open year round.

Each site includes:

  • Table
  • Grill
  • Waste receptacle
  • An accessible vault toilet is available.
Hiking
The Allegheny Trail, #701, is located at the Gaudineer Scenic Area. The West Fork Trail, #312, is located along the Shaver's Fork River.

Scenic Area
The Gaudineer Scenic Area includes approximately 50 acres of virgin red spruce which is representative of vegetation that originally occupied large portions of the highland areas of West Virginia.

There are no fees for use of the picnic area.

Reservable - No. Sites are on a first come, first served basis.

  • Avoid this area when the wind is blowing as falling limbs or trees are likely due to the age of the old growth stands.
  • Limited to day-use only.

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