Elevation 1,811 ft
Coordinates: 39.04060, -80.0689
Audra State Park is a West Virginia
state park located on 355 acres in southwestern
County. It was established around the remnants of an early
nineteenth century gristmill and the tiny community of
Audra. A gristmill spillway is still visible in the river.
4, Box 564
Buckhannon WV 26201
Elevation: 1,722 feet
The park is a hilly, secondary forest
area bisected by the
Middle Fork River The deep pools, large, flat
rocks, and riverside beach have provided generations of campers,
local teens and college students a place to swim or work on their
tans. Audra State Park is the site of Alum Cave, which is accessible
by a boardwalk built along this overhanging sandstone ledge.
The park serves as the put-in point for
a 6.6 mile kayak run along about 2.8 miles the
Middle Fork River and
about 3.8 miles of the Tygart Valley River to the confluence of the
latter with the Buckhannon River.
Things to Do
who love the outdoors will not be disappointed. The
gorgeous woodlands surrounding Middle Fork River provide
the perfect setting for both hiking and picnicking.
Alum Cave boasts unique scenery. The most
breathtaking view can be seen while walking the boardwalk
built along the cave's overhanging ledge. Swimming
is allowed in the Middle Fork River. Although it is
not an Olympic-sized pool, it is majestic nonetheless
since Mother Nature carved it out of the earth.
Whitewater enthusiasts enjoy
boating the Middle Fork River. This activity is permitted
at your own risk. To check the water flow in real time,
visit the USGS water resources page. Choose the
Monongahela river basin and then check water flows for the
Middle Fork at Audra, WV.
History buffs can entertain themselves with the history of
the park. The spillway of a gristmill used in the
early 1900s can still be seen today.
covered picnic shelter with water, electric and a large
grill and can accommodate up to 50 people is available for
daily rental. The shelter is accessible and has a
large parking area. Call for rental rates for
weekends and holidays. Mid-week rates are reduced.
Reservations are taken month-to-year in advance. Advance
reservations required. (304) 457-1162.