Hawks Nest State Park


Nestled in the heart of whitewater rafting country, Hawks Nest State Park encompasses 276 acres bordering a rugged section of the New River Gorge National River. Long known for its panoramic views, the park offers a 31-room lodge for the comfort of overnight guests, on-site restaurant and an aerial tramway (seasonal). Below the lodge, the New River forms peaceful Hawks Nest Lake. Above the lake, the narrow canyon and rushing water create one of the most challenging whitewater boating waterways in the nation. The lodge and restaurant is open year-round. Online reservations are available. Park map, hours of operation and special rates are maintained on the state park website.