Prickett's Fort State Park


Prickett's Fort State Park

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established_type = Established
established = 1975
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owner = West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
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map_caption = Location of Prickett's Fort State Park in West Virginia
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website = [http://www.prickettsfortstatepark.com Prickett's Fort State Park]

Prickett's Fort State Park is a 22 acre West Virginia state park, 0.088 km² [ [http://www.nrac.wvu.edu/gap/pub.htm Strager, J.M, and Yuill, C.B., "THE WEST VIRGINIA GAP ANALYSIS PROJECT FINAL REPORT", Appendix 4, Natural Resource Analysis Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, 2002.] ] above the confluence of Prickett's Creek and the Monongahela River. The day use park is located about 2 miles (3 km) from Exit 139 of I-79, north of Fairmont, West Virginia in Marion County. Prickett's Fort features a re-created frontier fort that serves as a living history reenactment of 18th century frontier life. The original Job Prickett House, built in 1859 [ [http://www.prickettsfort.org/ Prickett's Fort Memorial Foundation web site, accessed September 6, 2006] ] , sits a few feet outside the stockade walls of the fort. The 19th century house provides a contrast to the frontier lifestyle displayed inside the fort's walls.

Features

* Prickett's Fort
* Job Prickett House
* Fishing
* Boat launch
* Hiking trails
* MCTrail [http://www.mcparc.com/parks/mctrail.htm Marion County (MCTrail) Rail Trail web page, accessed September 8, 2006] ]
* Mon River Trail [http://www.montrails.org/ Mon River Trail web page, accessed September 8, 2006] ]
* 400-seat outdoor amphitheater
* Nature trail with 25 interpretive stations

Accessibility

Accessibility for the disabled was assessed by West Virginia University. The assessment found most park features to be accessible. [ [http://www.cedwvu.org/programs/realchoice/recreation/ "Guide to Accessible Recreation and Travel in WV", WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities web site, accessed July 31, 2006] ] The 2005 assessment found issues with access to abuilding entrance.

Non-motorized park access

Prickett's Fort is the terminus for two rail trails open only to non-motorized travel. To the south, the 3-mile (5 km) long Marion County Trail (McTrail)connects Fairmont to the park. Morgantown is about convert|19|mi|km north of the park along the Mon River Trail. The two trails, level and covered with a crushed gravel surface, are used by walkers, joggers, and cyclists.

ee also

*List of West Virginia state parks
*state park

References

External links

* [http://www.prickettsfortstatepark.com/ Official site]


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