Beartown State Park

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Beartown State Park

Beartown State Park
H.C. 64, Box 189
Hillsboro, WEST VIRGINIA 24946

Contact phone: 304-653-4254
Fax: 304-653-4254
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Latitude: 38.203718
Longitude: -80.254094


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.


  • Family Friendly
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms