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Forest Wonders: Coopers Rock

June 17 - June 19

Join naturalist Aubrey Bartman for these outdoor activities at Coopers Rock State Forest June 17-19, 2022. Activities are open to the public and forest guests and free to attend.

Friday, June 17, 2022
“ALL ABOUT BATS”
6:30 PM
Meet at the camp store in McCollum Campground and learn about bats of West Virginia and bats in the forests. Bartman has conducted bat surveys and echolocation methods and shares that insight with attendees.

Saturday, June 18, 2022
“TREE ID HIKE”
6:30 PM,
Meet at the Reservoir Parking area across from the McCollum Campground. This evening
activity is an easy walk/hike as we find and identify trees of Coopers Rock State Forest.

Sunday, June 19, 2022
THE HISTORY OF HENRY CLAY FURNACE
Noon.
Meet at the parking lot at the end of Henry Clay Road to start the hike down to the furnace. This is a fairly steep 1-mile trail (each way) and there is parking for trailers so you can still come hike! There are no restrooms located where the hike starts.

About the Henry Clay Furnace
The Henry Clay Furnace, was the first steam powered blast furnace in West Virginia, and is an impressive square tower that stands 30 feet high made of local cut-stone. The furnace was used to smelt raw iron ore from the surrounding area into pig iron. Its remains are an imposing reminder of the region’s rich iron industry history.

While at Coopers Rock, enjoy the hiking trails, visit the trading post, and be sure to spend time at the overlook and scenery.

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Start:
June 17
End:
June 19
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Coopers Rock State Forest
61 County Line Dr.
Bruceton Mills, WV 26525 United States
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Phone:
304-594-1561