Cathedral State Park

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Cathedral State Park

Cathedral State Park
Rt. 1
12 Cathedral Way
Aurora, WEST VIRGINIA 26705

Contact phone: 304-735-3771
Fax: 304-735-3771
Web site:
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Latitude: 39.304852
Longitude: -79.584167


Cathedral State Park is an ancient hemlock forest of majestic proportions, and one of the last living commemorations of the vast old-growth hemlock forest that once flourished in the Appalachian highlands. Trees up to 90 feet tall and 16 feet in circumference from cloisters in the park. Throughout the woods, eastern hemlock is the dominant species. The 133 acre park is located on Rt. 50, in Preston County, in northeastern WV. The region is hilly to mountainous, but the park is located on rather gently sloping ground with an elevation varying from 2460 to 2620 feet. More than 170 species of vascular flora have been cataloged, including: Nine species of fern; three species of club moss; more than 30 tree species; and more than 50 species of wildflowers.

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.


  • Family Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms


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