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     Hawks Nest Restaurant is open daily year round. You may enjoy our complete menu, including regional favorites, while treating yourself to spectacular views of the New River Canyon. Hawks Nest restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a range of desserts and a children’s menu. The restaurant offers group meal services for your banquets, receptions, business meetings, family reunions, and other special events.
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Gift Shops

     We offer three gift shops at Hawks Nest State Park. The Lodge Gift Shop is open daily, year round.The Lower Park Gift Shop is located 1/4 mile west on Route 60 and is open May through October. Both gift shops offer many varieties of souvenirs, T-shirts, toys, jewelry, glassware, and other items. The third gift shop is located at the river marina where you will find our Nature Center. Among other items you will find educational gifts related to nature.


     High above the canyon and main overlook, is the park's historic museum. Constucted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930's, the rustic log building offers displays of Indian and pioneer artifacts. Admission is free. The park's main overlook, souvenir stand and picnicking facilities round out the accommodations in this area of the park.

Nature Center

     The Nature Center features interactive nature displays along with live reptile and amphibian exhibits. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day during tram operating schedule.

Conference Facilities

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     Conference and banquet rooms in the Lodge offer unique accomodations for corporate and group meetings up to 60 people.

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     Business meetings or family reunions? Hawks Nest State Park offers the perfect setting for either. We offer special discount prices November through March 31. Please call our Group Sales Coordinator for details at (304) 658-5196, Monday thru Friday during normal business hours.

Hawks Nest Canyon Tram

     The aerial tramway from Hawks Nest Lodge to the marina at the bottom of the New River Gorge is a main attraction at the park.
Operating Days:

  • Month of May thru Memorial Day - Saturday and Sunday only
  • Memorial Day thru Labor Day - Daily except Mondays
  • September - Saturday and Sunday only
  • October - Daily except Mondays (unless Monday is a holiday)

     Tram hours:
Weekdays, 11:00 am - 4:45 pm
Weekends 11:00 am - 6:45 pm 

The Tram is closed Mondays (except holidays.)

Bus Tour and School Groups

     Reservations may be made for tram and jetboat excursions weekdays in May and September only by groups and bus tours.

For reservations call 1-304-658-5196 - Monday thru Friday during normal business hours

Hawks Nest State Park

P.O. Box 857

Ansted, WV 25812

(304) 658-5212

1-800-CALL WVA

E-mail: [email protected]

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