Fayette County Chamber of Commerce & New River CVB 310 Oyler Ave., Oak Hill, WV 25901
Fayette is one of the most unique places in the United States. Home to the world famous New River Gorge National River, there is an abundance of outdoor activities that bring in visitors that bring in visitors from across the country and around the globe.
Is West Virginia's largest Outdoor Resort featuring whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley Rivers, rock climbing and kayak instruction, on-premise stables, mountain bike rentals and tours, paintball fields and equipment, fully-equipped cabins, a trail system throughout our 1400 acre facility, that connects with the New River Gorge National River, southern West Virginia's largest campground, an Outfitters Shops, 2200 square ft conference/meeting room, and an Alpine Tower with a full service corporate training/leadership development program.
Summer Hours: 7 days a week dawn to dusk. Winter hours: 9 am - 5:30 pm; 7 days a week.
Rivermen West Virginia Whitewater Rafting Office Headquarters: US 19 and & Laurel Creek Road
(304) 574-3538 www.rivermen.com
Offers whitewater rafting trips and outdoor adventures on the New & Gauley Rivers. Whitewater rafting trips range from Class III - IV and 1-2 days. Adventure vaction package options include hiking, rock climbing, fly fishing, mountain biking, ATV riding and horseback riding. Lodging is available on all trips.
African American Heritage Family Tree Museum Logtown Road,Anstead (304) 658-5526
Dedicated to the preservation of West Virginia’s African-American history. Unique collection of photographs, family histories, household, cultural, and coal mining artifacts. Summer months only, call for appointment. Norman & Brusiella Jordan.
Established in 1790's. Perched in a fold atop Gauley Mountain and hugging the rim of the new River Gorge. Building on unique geography and transition from a coal to tourism and environmental based economy. Once a mining camp, it is now one of the only communities with a state park (Hawk's Nest SP) located completely within the city limits. It also has a number of historic homes, buildings and unique dining on the river's edge. Has a 1-1/2 mile rails to trails trail for biking and hiking.
Antioch Baptist Church Museum (304) 658-4667 or (304) 658-4817
The only church museum in Fayette County. Complete records, photographs, and religious artifacts from a congregation first organized 1805, and which still worships and sings regularly in a church built in 1889. May-October, 5 days a week. 1 room schoolhouse - walking distance. Call for appointment.
Babcock State Park HC 35, Box 150
Clifftop, WV 25831
Camping, cabins, horseback riding, hiking, grist mill and the Grist Mill Museum. Most photographed grist mill in the U.S.
Beury Mountain WMA (3,061 acres) Fayette County. Area adjoins southern border of Babcock State Park. Access is provided by following U.S. Route 60 east to Lookout, then take state Route 41 south to Landisburg. Follow county Route 19/33 approximately 3 miles to the area. The topography consists of gentle to steep slopes covered with mixed hardwood and oak-hickory forests. Hunting is best for deer, turkey and squirrel. Several older clearcuts provide limited hunting opportunities for upland wildlife. Camping is prohibited on the WMA.
The racy way to see the West Virginia landscape in all its glory, four-wheelers let you experience the fun as nothing else can. Half-day, full-day, and tour-hour tours include guided journeys into the gorge area and the wooded highlands around Canyon Rim Ranch. The ranch is less than five minutes from the primary raft launch for the lower New River Gorge whitewater rafting area, so you'll pass us on your way into the heart of the canyon if you're planning to raft that section. Of course, the ranch also provides its own cabins and campgrounds and fishing and horseback riding tours. We can arrange rafting and rock climbing adventures as well.
Class VI River Runners Ames Height Rd., P.O. Box 78
Lansing, WV 25862
A one room schoolhouse and post-Civil War home of Col. George Imboden CSA. Wide variety of antiques, quilts, clothing, Civil War relics, tools from farm and field, historical artifacts and photos. Located next door to the Fayette County Historical Museum. Open June - August Monday - Saturday; rest of the year by appointment.
Located between Fayetteville and Oak Hill, we have access to over 6,000 acres of trail riding along the rim of the New River Gorge.
Fayette County Historical Society Museum HC66 Box 94B
Hico, WV 25854
Exhibits on local history and law enforcement memorabilia, located in the former Fayette County Jail, an impressive stone structure built in 1907.
Fayette Historic Theater 115 South Court Street
Fayetteville, WV 25840
Motorcoach groups can glimpse West Virginia history with our experienced step-on guides. Living history, storytelling and theatrical performances available for groups. Performances presented at your lodging accommodations or banquet facilities.
Fayetteville Historic District PO Box 61
Fayetteville, WV 25840
The indirect Artillery Firing method, later used around the world, was first used by Confederate Sergeant Milton W. Humphreys on May 19-20, 1863. During the Civil War, both Union and the Confederates came along the old Giles, Fayette and Kanawha Turnpike to attack Fayetteville. A cemetery for the Confederate dead is located at the Fleshman’s Farm.
Gauley Bridge Historical Society Museum - Rotating exhibits of art and artifacts concerning local and regional history, housed in a former railroad depot where the new River meets the Gauley River. (304) 632-2477.
Gauley River National Recreation Area. Located in New River Gorge. The 25 miles of free-flowing Gauley River and the six miles of the Meadow River pass through scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide variety of natural and cultural features. The Gauley River contains several class V+ rapids, making it one of the most adventurous white water boating rivers in the east. Serves as the put-in for the Lower Gauley Tailwaters at Summersville Dam. Offers primitive camping, parking. Open year-round.
Streches across the top of Gauley Mountain extending down to the base of the new River Gorge. Spectacular views, amenities include: lodge, restaurant, museum, marina, golf, jetboats, tennis and hiking.
Hawk’s Nest Museum (Main Street) - Historical artifacts and displays in a dramatic CCC-built chestnut log structure in Hawk’s Nest State Park. Pioneer life, history, natural resources, pottery, Civil War artifacts, and more.
Hawks Nest Rail Trail Located in the city of Anstead. Length 1.8 miles
Surface type is pea gravel and 2 decked bridges. Permitted uses are for hiking and biking.
Endpoints: Town of Anstead and Hawks Nest Lake
Road access: US Rt 60 to Town Hall in Anstead to Hawks Nest Road
Horseback Riding - Babcock Riding Stable
Located at the Babcock State Park
Horseback Riding - Canyon Rim Ranch
New and improved facility, also offers ATV tours.
Horseback Riding - Equestrian Adventures
(304) 574-0484 (see above)
The town's downtown section remains virtually the same as it did during the 1920s, the decade when the town was one of the most important communities in the vast coal fields of the region. The offices of the region's largest coal company, the New River Company, still exists as well as the company's repair shops and foundry building. Just outside of town in Kilsyth, two large smokestacks loom over the former repair shop used by the McKell Coal & Coke Company, also used by the sompany's railroad, the Kanawha, Glen Jean & Eastern Railway. These are just a few of the historic sites located near or in the town.
Guided tours. Unique, incredible and astounding are just a few terms used to describe this attraction. Look for the Volkswagen protruding from a quonset hut. The attraction supposedly sits over a hole in the ground where gravity does not apply. Balls roll up hill, chair sit halfway up on a wall. Located only minutes from Hawk's Nest. Also contains a gift shop and concessions.
Open 7 days a week; 10 am - 6 pm form March - October. November - February by phone.
New River Gorge National Scenic River - A rugged, white water river that flows northward through deep canyons. The New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River was established in 1978 to preserve and protect 53 miles of the New River as a free-flowing waterway. Climbing, Fishing, Hiking and Mountain Biking, Primitive Camping, Whitewater.
Is the largest city in Fayette County. Nestled between the cities of Fayetteville and Mt. Hope, Oak Hill is a unique city with an active downtown shopping area. Noted as the place of death of country music legend Hank Williams. (See Memorial Information below)
Plum Orchard Lake WMA (3,201 acres) Fayette County. To reach this area, exit the West Virginia Turnpike (I-77) at the Pax or Mossy interchange and follow state Routes 23 and 23/1. To access from U.S. Route 19, take state Route 15 from Oak Hill to Mossy then take state Routes 23 and 23/1. The topography consists of gentle to steep slopes covered in oak-hickory forests. Old revegetated strip benches with highwalls remain. Hunting is best for turkey, squirrel, raccoon and waterfowl. A 175-yard rifle range is available for shooters. Plum Orchard Lake, 202 acres, will please the angler with its good populations of sunfish, largemouth bass, channel catfish and crappie. Citation-size bluegill are frequently caught. Boat launching ramps are located on the lake. Rustic camping facilities include 23 sites at Beech Bottom and 18 sites on Dogwood Ridge with centrally located wells and vault toilets. Camping areas are managed by DNR Parks and Recreation Section. Water supply systems are available for mobile units. A nominal camping fee is charged.
Rivers Whitewater Rafting and Resort PO Box 39
Lansing, WV 25862
Offering rafting trips on the New and Gauley Rivers, kayaking, horseback riding, and guided fishing trips.
City of Smithers P.O. Box 489
Smithers, WV 25186
This small river town is noted for having a rich cultural heritage related to both its coal mining and Italian-American heriage. Named after the early settlers Benjamin & Julia Smithers. Owned 2270 acres of coal-rich land under the name of Peabody Coal Fields. Take a moment to stop at the Veterans War Memorial which honors over 800 men and women who entered military service while living in Smithers or Longacre.
Hank Williams Memorial On January 1953 in Oak Hill, West Virginia, Hank Williams, Sr. made his last stop on his last tour. This memorial is dedicated by his fans who wish to keep his memory and music alive forever.
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES:
Altamont Hotel #79002574
110 Fayette Ave.
Bank of Glen Jean #83003236
Glen Jean, WV
Camp Washington-Carver Complex #80004017
AKA West Virginia 4-H Camp for Negroes
Contentment Building #74001996
AKA Imboden, Colonel George House
U.S. Hwy 60
Fayette County Courthouse Building
Court Street between Wiseman and Maple Ave.
Fayetteville Historic District #90001845
Courthouse; Hawkins E.
Roughly bounded by SR 16, Maple and Hayette Ave.
Gauley Bridge Railroad Station #80004018
AKA C & O Station of Gauley Bridge
Off WB 16/39, Gauley Bridge
Glen Ferris Inn #91000449
AKA Stockton's Inn; Tavern; Hawkins' Hotel
US 60 overlooking Kanawha Falls, Glen Ferris
Halfway House #78002792
AKA Tyree Tavern
Off old US 60, Ansted
Hawkins, E.B. House #89002319
120 Fayette Ave.
Hughart, Dr. John House #01000262
Off WV 41
Kay Moor #90001641
Along US 19
Main Building AKA Montgomery Preparatory School: Old Main, West Virginia Institute
Institute of Technology Campus
New River Company, General Office Building #04000357
411 Main St.
Mount Hope, WV
Oak Hill Railroad Depot Building #95000255
Jct. of Virginia Ave and Central Ave
Oak Hill, WV
Page-Vawter House Building #85001813
Rt. Box 20
Prince Brothers General Store - Berry Store #86000810
Thurmond Historic District #84003520
WV 25 New River
Tyree Stone Tavern #75001884
AKA Old Stone Building
E of Clifftop off US 19 of SR 10
Site of the first post office in Fayette County
Whipple Company Store #91000448
Jct. of County Roads 15 and 21/20
Click here for Register of Historic Places. Click here for Exact Address Matches Map for Fayette County.
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