Find your rustic and beautiful mountain escape at Audra State Park

Waterfalls, rock formations, fresh air and creekside camping…Audra has it all!

Alum Cave Audra

Audra State Park is a small, peaceful place that’s just right for families and nature lovers in need of an escape. Located in the wooded hills of Barbour and Upshur counties, Audra is one of the Mountain State’s most beloved scenic wonders. It’s dense forest and awe-inspiring rock formations provide a sense of privacy and seclusion. Leave your cares behind and let the quiet sounds of Audra’s peaceful, perfectly clear streams soothe your senses.

Perfect for a family summer trip or a day out by the water, Audra is known for its creekside camping, iconic Alum Cave rock overhang and swimming access on the Middle Fork. But the great thing about West Virginia’s state parks is that you can create your own adventure by getting out and exploring. Sometimes, that’s all you need for a trip your kids will look back on for years to come.

Here’s everything you need to know to get the most out of your time here.

Don’t miss Audra’s unique cave and pristine streams

Audra is full of scenic beauty, but the Alum Cave overhang is this park’s most unique feature. It’s cavernous and impressive, and pictures don’t do it justice. You really have to see it to believe it! The cave is accessed on the Alum Creek and Cave Trail, which includes a boardwalk under the overhang. The cave is open, so you won’t feel closed in like you would in a traditional underground cave.

Visit Audra this summer and enjoy a splash in Middle Fork after your hike.
The Middle Fork at Audra State Park has some of the cleanest water you’ll ever see. Relive your childhood memories of playing in the creek by taking a dip or going fishing. The blue-green water will have you refreshed in no time!

Audra is your starting point for even more mountain adventures

You won’t find anywhere else in the world quite like Audra, so it’s hard to imagine ever wanting to leave. But if you want to get out and see more of the Mountain State’s beauty and some of the country’s most unique locations, there are plenty of nearby parks and places to explore.

If outdoor adventures are what you’re looking for, check out nearby Stonewall Resort or Tygart Lake State Park, which both have cozy cabins and lodge rooms. While you’re out and about exploring the area, make a trip down the West Virginia State Wildlife Center in French Creek to see some of the Mountain State’s animals. If you enjoy hunting and fishing, you’ll want to spend some time at the Stonecoal Lake and Stonewall Jackson Lake wildlife management areas. Wherever you end up, Audra is a place you’ll find yourself coming back to year after year. And you’ll always be welcome!

“Audra is one of those special places. I spent many afternoons at Audra while in high school and it still looks pretty much the same. Just natural beauty. There are campgrounds that are well taken care of. But I just like to hike along the river, which has many swimming holes accessible from the trail.”

— Mountaineer4ever, TripAdvisor Reviewer from Covington, Georgia
Camping Audra State Park

Pitch a tent and enjoy an all-American summer vacation

Let the sounds of a rushing water and the crackling of a warm campfire lull you to sleep at night. There’s nothing more relaxing than camping in the woods of West Virginia. And don’t forget to look up at the sky! You might see a star or two, or million.

Audra has 67 campsites, many of which are located on the Middle Fork. These popular sites are tucked away in a wooded area, so you’ll have plenty of peace and quiet. All of the campground amenities you need are also on site. There’s a campground store with supplies, snacks and firewood as well as bathhouses and laundry machines. All you have to do is pitch a tent or bring your RV. There’s a campsite just for you and your family!

“My son and grandson camped by the river for 2 days while my husband and I enjoyed our time in town. The campground is beautiful. There are many sites that run along the river. We enjoyed picnicking with them at their campsite and playing on the playground with our grandson.”

— Kathy C, TripAdvisor Reviewer

Big and small, high and low, West Virginia State Parks are home to your fondest memories and experiences yet to come. Visit Audra State Park and you’ll find a new reason to love Almost Heaven. Plan your trip today!

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