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New River Greenbrier Valley Region
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Grandview © Jeff Lee
Stairs that lead to Turkey Spur off of the Canyon Rim Trail
Grandview © Jeff Lee
Fog lifting over the New River the main overlook
Grandview Sunset over the New River © Jeff Lee
Grandview Sunrise on the New River © Jeff Lee
Grandview © Ed Rhett
Grandview © Levi Moore
Grandview © Ed Rhett
Grandview © Levi Moore
Grandview © Levi Moore
Grandview © Levi Moore
Grandview © Vickie Ellis
Grandview Overlook at Grandview © Kevin Roberts
Grandview © Levi Moore
Grandview © Levi Moore
Grandview © Levi Moore
Grandview © Levi Moore
Grandview © Levi Moore
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Grandview Rd
Beaver, West Virginia   25813

Phone: 304-763-3715
Grandview was originally a part of the West Virginia State Park system. In 1939, the state of West Virginia purchased 52 acres of land at Grandview to develop a day use park. The Civilian Conservation Corps built roads, shelters, and a picnic area, all still in use today. Construction began in 1960 on the 1200-seat Cliffside Amphitheater. The childrens playgrounds, recreation area, and additional walkways were built from 1961 to 1964. After more than 50 years as one of West Virginias most popular state parks, Grandview was transferred to the National Park Service in 1990.

Grandview provides some of the most dramatic scenery found in the park and is a popular place for hiking, picnicing, and sight seeing.

Grandview is a peaceful place to relax and unwind while enjoying outstanding views of the New River. From 1400 feet above the river at Main Overlook, visitors are rewarded with one of the most outstanding views in the park. On a clear day you can see directly into the heart of New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, including seven miles of the New River and its watershed. From Main Overlook visitors can also get a glimpse of some of the gorge's unique cultural history. From here you see an active railway and the town of Quinnimont, where the first coal was shipped out of the gorge in 1873. Don't miss the views from Turkey Spur Overlook, and be sure to walk the woodland trails.

Grandview is a great place to see the spectacular displays of Catawba rhododendrons that bloom here every spring. The purple Catawba rhododendrons bloom in mid May, while the white great rhododendrons bloom in July. The exact bloom times are not always consistent year to year, so check with a ranger at one of our visitor centers or check our facebook page for updates.

The Grandview section of the park includes overlooks of the New River, a visitor center open seasonally, five hiking trails, ranger-led walks and talks, summer outdoor dramas, and picnic areas with playgrounds. Grandview is home to Theatre West Virginia, which features outdoor drama presentations from June through August.
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Cottages and Cabins
Deluxe Log Cabins Rental, Tree Houses rental and Glamping Yurts cabins. All located a a remote scenic wooded area, near the New River national River and Gauley River National recreational area. Only 10 minutes from the New River Gorge Bridge Each cabin has a Hot tub and 3 cabins have a Red Heart Shaped Jacuzzi tub and gas fireplaces - Great for Romantic Get-a-Ways.
19.4 miles from park*

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
October 2 Wow! Simply amazing by Ed Rhett
park review stars; one to five The many views of the river are some of the best in the state. You will want to come again and again. Great trails that are not too hard. EZ to get to. Put this place on your bucket list!
March 29 The Rhododendron Flowers are Amazing by ForestWander
park review stars; one to five The rhododendron flowers at Grandview state park are amazing. They are nearly 20 feet tall in some places and they almost cover the entire parking lot. I took a video of this when me and my kids were there. Here is the video We really enjoyed the old Indian tunnel too, that was really neat. I think my kids were a little apprehensive about going in at first.
November 29 Beautiful! by Sarah
park review stars; one to five Grandview was always my favorite spot. The entire park is fabulous. I have many photos of my home state (Beckley, WV) and the majority are of GVSP.
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Area Campgrounds
Rifrafters Campground
Route 2 Box 140A
Fayetteville, WV
Area Fishing Related Businesses
Cardinal Pawnbrokers & Sporting Goods
1221 S Eisenhower Dr
Beckley, WV
(304) 253-7357
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To reach Grandview from Beckley follow I-64 East five miles to Exit 129 B. From Lewisburg follow I-64 West forty miles to Exit 129. From either exit, turn right and follow Route 9 North six miles to Grandview.

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