Audra State Park in West Virginia is an area rich with natural beauty and plenty of room for outdoor recreational fun for the entire family. The forested area is also home to the Middle Fork River, which has clear, clean water with areas of beaches and deep pools for swimming and sunning. Visitors to Audra State Park may camp, hike, bike, swim, fish, boat, geocache, and more.
For overnight guests, the park offers 67 campsites, which are open April through October. Thirteen sites have electric hookups, and the campground has two modern bathhouses and even a coin-operated laundry facility. Reservations can be made between Memorial Day to Labor Day, and are thereafter first-come, first-serve until October 31.
Audra State Park has stunning scenery, which makes hiking through the park a must for visitors. There is a boardwalk that runs along the Alum Cave’s overhanging ledge and a trail that runs along the river. Biking is also permitted on the trails.
On the water, enjoy the whitewater with your kayak or canoe. Or enjoy some of the naturally formed pools along the river. Swimming and boating are at your own risk as there are no designated areas or lifeguards on duty. Visitors may also fish for trout, bass, and bluegill, but make sure you have a valid West Virginia fishing license.
Dogs and cats are permitted in West Virginia state parks but must be kept under physical control at all times. Always clean up after your pets, bring your own waste bags, and do not allow your animals to become a nuisance to other park guests. If you bring your dog hiking with you, always come prepared with enough water for you and your pet.
If you are in West Virginia and looking to spend some time in a quiet, peaceful, and beautiful outdoor area, bring your family or furry companion to Audra State Park.