Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

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Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
1194 Carnifex Ferry Rd.
Summersville, WEST VIRGINIA 26651

Contact phone: 304-872-0825
Fax: 304-872-3820
Web site:
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Latitude: 38.286952
Longitude: -80.847837


Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is located on the rim of the Gauley River Canyon only minutes from Summersville Lake. This official Civil War Discovery Trail site offers picnicking, four reservable shelters, hiking trails, three overlooks of the Gauley River, softball field, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and the Patterson House Museum. Reservations can be made by contacting the Superintendent at (304) 872-0825 or

This is the site of the Sept. 10, 1861 battle in which confederates failed to regain control of the Kanawha Valley. West Virginia's statehood proceeded without serious threat as a result. Near Summersville, W.Va.

This facility is included in "A Guide to Accessible Recreation in West Virginia."
Please check the Guide or the site for information on accessibility. Please note - a self-reporting survey was used to compile the information in this Guide; every attempt was made to verify the accuracy of the information but West Virginia Division of Tourism is not responsible for errors or inaccuracies.


  • Cash Only
  • Family Friendly
  • Gift Shop
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms