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Audra State Park


Middle Fork River at Audra State Park

Audra State Park

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Elevation 1,811 ft
Coordinates: 39.04060, -80.0689

Audra State Park is a West Virginia state park located on 355 acres in southwestern Barbour County.  It was established around the remnants of an early nineteenth century gristmill and the tiny community of Audra.  A gristmill spillway is still visible in the river.

RR 4, Box 564
Buckhannon WV 26201

Elevation: 1,722 feet

The park is a hilly, secondary forest area bisected by the Middle Fork River  The deep pools, large, flat rocks, and riverside beach have provided generations of campers, local teens and college students a place to swim or work on their tans. Audra State Park is the site of Alum Cave, which is accessible by a boardwalk built along this overhanging sandstone ledge.

The park serves as the put-in point for a 6.6 mile kayak run along about 2.8 miles the Middle Fork River and about 3.8 miles of the Tygart Valley River to the confluence of the latter with the Buckhannon River.


  • 65 camp sites

  • Swimming in the Middle Fork River

  • Hiking trails

  • Kayaking in the Middle Fork River

  • Picnic area

Things to Do

People who love the outdoors will not be disappointed.  The gorgeous woodlands surrounding Middle Fork River provide the perfect setting for both hiking and picnicking.

Alum Cave boasts unique scenery.  The most breathtaking view can be seen while walking the boardwalk built along the cave's overhanging ledge.  Swimming is allowed in the Middle Fork River.  Although it is not an Olympic-sized pool, it is majestic nonetheless since Mother Nature carved it out of the earth.

Whitewater enthusiasts enjoy boating the Middle Fork River. This activity is permitted at your own risk. To check the water flow in real time, visit the USGS water resources page. Choose the Monongahela river basin and then check water flows for the Middle Fork at Audra, WV.

History buffs can entertain themselves with the history of the park.  The spillway of a gristmill used in the early 1900s can still be seen today.

Picnic Shelter
A covered picnic shelter with water, electric and a large grill and can accommodate up to 50 people is available for daily rental.  The shelter is accessible and has a large parking area.  Call for rental rates for weekends and holidays.  Mid-week rates are reduced. Reservations are taken month-to-year in advance. Advance reservations required. (304) 457-1162.

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