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Things to Do

Audra State ParkPeople who love the outdoors will not be disappointed. The gorgeous woodlands surrounding Middle Fork River provide the perfect setting for both hiking and picnicking. Alum Cave boasts unique scenery. The most breathtaking view can be seen while walking the boardwalk built along the cave's overhanging ledge. Swimming is allowed in the Middle Fork River. Although it is not an Olympic-sized pool, it is majestic nonetheless since Mother Nature carved it out of the earth.


Whitewater enthusiasts enjoy boating the Middle Fork River. This activity is permitted at your own risk. To check the water flow in real time, visit the USGS water resources page. Choose the Monongahela river basin and then check water flows for the Middle Fork at Audra, WV.

History buffs can entertain themselves with the history of the park. The spillway of a gristmill used in the early 1900s can still be seen today.

Picnic Shelter

A covered picnic shelter with water, electric and a large grill and can accommodate up to 50 people is available for daily rental. The shelter is accessible and has a large parking area. Call for rental rates for weekends and holidays. Mid-week rates are reduced. Reservations are taken month-to-year in advance. Advance reservations required. (304) 457-1162.

West Virginia Wildlife Center

The West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a modern zoological facility displaying native and introduced state wildlife. Operated by the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the Wildlife Center is dedicated to presenting visitors a realistic and factual understanding of our state's wildlife. Woodland wildlife can be viewed along a wheelchair-accessible interpretative trail 1.25 mile through a mature hardwood forest.  It is about a 50 minute drive or approximately 35 miles from Audra State Park to the wildlife center.

The resident Bison gave birth to a healthy female calf on May 2, 2014. Read the press release; visit the center.

Nearby Attractions:

Carrolton Covered Bridge (Buckhannon River)
Philippi Covered Bridge and Museum
Teter Creek Public Hunting and Fishing Area
Alderson-Broaddus College
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Tygart Lake State Park
Valley Falls State Park
Holly River State Park
Watters Smith Memorial State Park
West Virginia State Wildlife Center
Bowden Federal Trout Hatchery
Prickett's Fort State Park
Davis and Elkins College
Tygart River Outfitters

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