Explore Gilmer County

Gilmer County in central West Virginia sits on the beautiful Allegheny Plateau. The natural beauty, history and culture of our region draws visitors back over and over again. Visit Gilmer County and you'll know why West Virginia's motto is "Almost Heaven."

Places to Visit

Set on 2,588 wooded acres near Glenville in West Virginia’s central region, Cedar Creek State Park’s rolling hills and wide valleys provide an ideal backdrop for a variety of recreational activities. The park is home to three lakes, 14 miles of hiking trials, a miniature golf course, an outdoor pool and more. Two of the parks unique features include a reconstructed one-room schoolhouse and restored log cabin, which serves as the campground check-in station.

The Little Kanawha River Trail is a premier recreational destination! Explore the Kanawha River and watershed by canoe or kayak to experience this natural, historic, cultural and scenic resource.

The West Virginia State Folk Festival was initiated in 1950 by Dr. Patrick Gainer "to preserve the remnants of West Virginia traditional life and culture to the end that citizens may appreciate and respect the achievements of their forbearers."

Each year, the festival committee dedicates a few days to rolling back the hands of time by presenting musicians, dancers, singers and crafters who remind us of the beauty, grace and fun that life in these hills has always held.

GSU's campus is filled with unique perspectives, opportunities, and events. It all takes place within the vibrant settings of West Virginia in the center of the Appalachian mountains.

Proud home of the 2022 Division II Women's Basketball National Champions!

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Glenville Golf Club is a 9-hole semi-private golf course located in the hills of central West Virginia. This course is a par 35 course boasting 2,840 yards of golf from the longest tees. Established in 1939, the course has a member base with an “Open to the Public” policy. 

The Sue Morris Sports Complex opened its doors in Glenville, WV on June 7th 2007. It was created to be the finest baseball and softball complex in the state, making it the only facility of its kind.