Lost River State Park
321 Park Drive
Mathias, WV 26812
Phone: (304) 897-5372
Lost River State Park is located in Hardy County
in West Virginia's eastern panhandle, ten miles
north of the Virginia State line and 23 miles south
of Wardensville, WV. Turn west off of WV 259 at
Mathias, then follow the secondary road for four
miles to the park entrance.
Nestled in the wooded mountains of Hardy County,
Lost River State Park covers 3,712 acres. A vast
array of recreational facilities creates a vacation
getaway perfect for families. Enjoy an invigorating
hike to �Cranny Crow� with its commanding views
of the surrounding ridges, stroll around park
headquarters or enjoy a book on a park bench under
the massive branches of an ancient pine.
Picnic shelters are located throughout the
park. Lost River certainly is a perfect choice if
you like hiking and enjoy nature. Several miles of
hiking trails lead to hours of exercise and an
unparalleled opportunity for nature study given the
abundance of flora and fauna found in the park. One
rewarding trail leads to Cranny Crow overlook with
its commanding views of the park from 3,200 feet.
Picnic shelters are located throughout the park.
Cabins: Vacationers at Lost River State Park
may choose from among 26 cabins for their overnight
accommodations. Of these, eleven are comfortably
furnished deluxe cabins of modern design with
wood-paneled walls and forced air furnaces. The
remaining 15 are standard cabins of log
All of the cabins feature a natural stone,
wood burning fireplace; baths with showers; and fully
equipped kitchens with modern appliances, built-in
cabinets, cooking utensils and tableware.
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