The Epic Roadside Spot In West Virginia Where You Can Find 250-Million-Year-Old Fossils
By Robin Jarvis|Published October 04, 2018
Robin Jarvis began writing for OnlyInYourState.com in 2015 and quickly advanced to a Senior Editor role. She's currently the Brand Manager and has a Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Journalism with a minor in Marketing. Her career history includes long running appearances on radio and television. She also has served as publisher of Shades of Green Magazine and Design Lead on several print publications. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for more than three decades and currently resides in Charleston, SC. When she's not working, she loves playing guitar, painting, traveling, and spending time with family.
Of all the things you’d expect to find in the Mountain State, fossils make a great deal of sense. From the geologic wonder known as the Appalachian Mountain Range, it seems plausible that many such fossils would be pushed up and exposed throughout the state. Yet, places where they’re known to be extremely prevalent and where YOU (or anyone) can dig for them are few and far between.
Are you a fossil hound? What a fun activity and day trip for the entire family. Do you know of other great places in the Mountain State where you can dig fossils? We’d love to know!
Wardensville, WV is located in the Panhandle of the Mountain State. As a mere point of reference, it’s 3.5 – 4 hours from both Charleston and Wheeling and a mere one hour from Martinsburg. (Note, there are no facilities at this roadside fossil site.)