Holly River State Park

(38.666433, -80.3537)

Holly River State Park is located on WV 20, 32 miles south of Buckhannon and 20 miles north of Webster Springs. Interstate 79 running north/south through central West Virginia offers access to WV 20 at several points.

For falls 3,4,&5, turn into Holly River SP on Left Fork Holly River Rd. (CR 3). Do not turn left toward the park headquarters, but go straight, passing the park maintenance facility on your left and drive 4.8 miles to a parking area. Walk down the ramps and steps into the creek in front of the falls.

Access to the Shupe's Chute and the Lower Falls is from this same parking area. Follow the trails from the parking area. Please visit the park office for a map of trails and information on finding these falls.

Get a trail map and definitely talk to the park rangers about getting to Tenskwatawa.  Tecumseh is just a bit over a one mile hike on the Revere Trail. Pick the trail up near the campground check in and the bath house. It's a yellow blaze trail.

Holly River State Park: Official Website
PO Box 70, Hacker Valley, WV 26222 / Phone: (304) 493-6353

There are five falls in the park.

  1. Tecumseh Falls
  2. Tenskwatawa Falls
  3. Upper Falls
  4. Shupe's Chute
  5. Lower Falls

All the falls are nice when wet, but the pretiest falls are the easiest ones to get to and will normally have more water that the others.  Here's a .pdf map of the park.  All the falls are listed, but #'s 3, 4, & 5 are the prettiest and they are located in the Potato Knob area of the park.  Look at the bottom center of the map and you will see them listed there.

http://www.hollyriver.com/HollyRiverStateParkTrailGuide.pdf