This Tiered Waterfall And Swimming Hole In West Virginia Must Be On Your Summer Bucket List
Ask almost anyone and they’ll tell you: “The best time to visit Glade Creek Gristmill in Babcock State Park is in the fall.” Now, we’re not here to say that fall
isn’t a good time to visit Babcock State Park. We’re just here to say that fall isn’t the only good time to visit. In fact, there’s a compelling reason to plan a trip to this West Virginia icon this very summer, and that compelling reason comes in the form of a refreshing swimming hole backed by a stunning tiered waterfall … which is backed by the scenic Glade Creek Gristmill itself.
The West Virginia State Parks system is phenomenal. The state parks steward some of the most beautiful areas of the state and allow visitors to enjoy them free of charge.
From rivers to canyons to forests to waterfalls to lakes to trails to cabins to historical sites to adventure parks, there's something for everyone at a state park near you ...
... including a world-famous scene: Glade Creek Gristmill in Babcock State Park.
One of the most photographed panoramas in the Mountain State, Glade Creek Gristmill frequents calendars, screensavers, and framed prints across the nation.
Resplendent in fall, Babcock State Park receives hundreds of visitors during prime leaf-peeping season. But this year, time your visit to Babcock in the summer. You won't see flaming red and orange leaves, but you will be able to hop into Glade Creek for a swim in one of the prettiest swimming holes in the state.
Just picture the scene: an old-fashioned, world-famous gristmill, spinning away in the background. Many scenic little (and not-so-little) waterfalls cascading down layers of rock bed with a gurgling roar. Lush green forest. Calm, quiet, shimmering pools brimming with cool, clear mountain water. Blue sky. Sunshine. You.
This epic summer combination is exactly what awaits here at Babcock State Park. Don't miss it!
Plan a visit to Babcock State Park using the
West Virginia State Park website. Don’t forget your swimming suit! And, just in case you have more time on your hands, here’s another waterfall swimming hole not to miss … just one of many in wild and wonderful West Virginia!
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Babcock State Park, 486 Babcock Rd, Clifftop, WV 25831, USA