Hawks Nest State Park Lodge
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Though we got a late start leaving Ohiopyle, by the time the battery was fixed, everyone was hungry. We stopped at a side of the road place called Joe's Hot Dogs and had a bite. Terrific! Finally arrived in Mt. Nebo WV and was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful campground Abe had picked out of the blue. Very quiet and clean, this campground has lots of stuff for the kids to do (though they remain on their ...
... s sky-high bridges. We marveled at how the bridges could have been constructed. We traveled on excellent highways without the heavy traffic on so many interstates. Would love to come back and spend more time here.
... Gorge. Along the way, there were a couple of turnouts which allowed us to stop and view the river below us. We also stumbled upon the National Park Service’s information center for the New River Gorge National River.
Once coal was discovered and rails were laid, the area and the river were all about coal. An interesting side note is that the legend of "John Henry" and the construction of the train tunnel took place not ...
Today, we transitioned from eastern KY to Beckley, WV.
As we arrived in Beckley, my motor home driving skills were put to the test. First, the directions to the park, put us on a "no truck" street that was a bit narrow and wound through a neighborhood. When we finally got to the “park”, we discovered that it was the parking lot of the Beckley Exhibition Coal ...
... up on the other side.
There are numerous places, with interpretive signs, to stop along the way allowing one to take in views of the gorge and bridge. Prior to the opening of the New River Gorge Bridge, this was the only way across with a vehicle. The visitor center also has a gift shop, Junior Ranger Badge program, clean restrooms and ample parking. ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking