Beartown State Park is a natural area of 107 acres located on the eastern summit of Droop Mountain, seven miles southwest of Hillsboro, West Virginia. The land was purchased in 1970 with funds from the Nature Conservancy and a donation from Mrs. Edwin G. Polan, in memory of her son, Ronald Keith Neal, who lost his life in the Vietnam War. Development of the park has been minimal in order to preserve the natural attractions of the area. However, basic facilities are provided, and a boardwalk permits easy access. Interpretive signs along the boardwalk guide visitors and provide insights concerning the ecology of the area. The park is open daily from April to October. During the closed winter season foot travel to the boardwalk area is welcome, with parking available at the closed entrance gate. No fee is charged to visit Beartown State Park.

hiking
4 months ago

Great little hike if you are in the area don't miss this the rock formations are cool Boardwalk is nice.

7 months ago

Easy and interesting.

hiking
1 year ago

The boardwalks were nice! My dog enjoyed it as much as I did

nature trips
1 year ago

Great views. Well worth the walk and time spent with a loved one(:

If you live within two hours of this place, the scenery is well worth the drive. This is a short boardwalk with remarkable rock formations. If you're looking for hiking trails, visit Watoga State Park or Droop Mtn. Battlefield State Park after checking this place out.

walking
3 years ago

Great for anyone who loves nature.

nature trips
4 years ago

great for the kids