Parsons, West Virginia, known as "The River City," is the county seat of Tucker County. The small town is perfectly nestled between the two scenic waterways of the Black Fork and Shavers Fork of the Cheat River. It’s at the northern end of the Monongalia National Forest, and the Cheat-Potomac Ranger District Headquarters are located here. Once a booming railroad town, Parsons is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy hiking, biking, and kayaking in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. But history enthusiasts will find interesting landmarks here, too, including three buildings that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Corricks Ford Battlefield hosts occasional reenactments and holds significance in Civil War history and West Virginia’s statehood. A local recreational attraction is the pirate-themed splash park at Mill Race Park. Parsons is just minutes away from Elkins, Davis, Thomas, and Canaan Valley.

Available Attractions

  • Wildlife

  • Fishing

  • Hiking

  • Kayaking

  • Biking

  • Skate Park

  • Splash Park

  • Historic Buildings

  • Tucker County Veterans Memorial Wall

  • Five River Campground


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