Set on the rim of the Gauley River Canyon, the 156-acre Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is an important Civil War battle site. It is part of the Civil War Discovery Trail, which links more than 300 historical sites in 16 states, and commemorates the 1861 Battle of Carnifex Ferry, a major Union victory that led to the eventual Confederate withdrawal from western Virginia. Carnifex Ferry is one of the oldest state parks in the United States and is a popular site for Civil War reenactments. We love how well kept the grounds are, the great trail system, and the views of the Gauley River.
Distance to Popular Attraction:
9 minutes / 5.7 miles from Summersville Lake Retreat & Lighthouse