Grandview Playground Shelter

Beaver, West Virginia

Overview

The Playground Picnic Shelter is the main shelter at Grandview. It is closest to the main playground and ball fields, located just past the amphitheater.

Recreation

The Grandview area of New River Gorge National River features five hiking trails, overlooks, a seasonal visitor center, ranger-led activities, summer outdoor dramas (Theatre West Virginia), playgrounds, volleyball court, baseball field, and basketball court.

Facilities

The Playground Picnic Shelter at Grandview is the largest and can accommodate up to 200 people. It is ideal for large family reunions or picnics. It offers a covered eating area, three charcoal grills, and six electrical outlets. Restrooms and drinking fountain are nearby.

Natural Features

Grandview became part of New River Gorge National River in 1990, after more than 50 years as one of West Virginia's most popular day use state parks. The area offers spectacular views of the New River and stunning displays of rhododendron. At the Main Overlook, 1,400 feet above the river, you see an active railway and the town of Quinnimont, where coal companies first shipped coal out of the gorge in 1873.

Nearby Attractions

The city of Beckley is approximately 12 miles from Grandview and offers a wide variety of shopping, restaurants, and hotels. Popular attractions include a children's museum and Exhibition Coal Mine.

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Adventures Nearby

  • Photograph Grandview Overlook in the New River Gorge

    From the main parking lot at Grandview's visitor center, follow the well marked paved trail about 0.1 miles to the Main Overlook. There is a large platform for viewing the New River here. A wide angle lens is best to photograph this large bend in ...

  • Raft the New River

    There are several rafting companies all which offer pretty much the same half day rafting packages. Each include lunch, a raft, a guide and a trip back to your car when it’s all said and done. The water here is very warm and you can swim, cliff ju...

  • Hike to Sandstone Falls

    Starting at the trailhead, follow signs for the falls. After a short walk, hikers will reach the walkway bridge where they can snap a couple shots of the minor Sandstone Falls to the right. Many hikers stop here, thinking these falls are the final...

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