September 28, 2021

Cabins at Lost River State Park

Mathias, WV

Lost River State Park was the site of Camp Hardy from 1935 to 1940. It was a CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) camp, providing jobs and training to young men while also facilitating the building of parks and rural infrastructure. 

Photo #4 shows a spring house. Although maintained and restored over the years, this looks just like it did in the Camp Hardy days.


  1. Nice cabins. Well kept and well maintained place and park.

  2. ...I did business with a nursery owner in NC and remarked to him that I like the log cabins in the area. And he said that he grew up in one and it was drafty! They sure look nice.

  3. Beautiful buildings all! I knew a friend who wanted to build a round log home...I wonder if she ever did. I'm pretty happy in modern buildings, but am thrilled to see what people used to make.

  4. I love a log cabin and these are good ones. Would love to build one.

  5. What wonderful cabins Linda dear, I especially love that in the second shot of yours!
    As usual I'm grateful to you for sharing 'pieces of history' of your so wonderful Virginia.
    May the remainder of your week be blessed with Joy
    Xx Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

  6. I would love to stay in a log cabin such as these. Such a pretty area!


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