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Stanley Heirs Park

Sitting near Kayford Mountain, the Stanley Heirs Park used to be the lowest point (a saddle pass) in a range of West Virginia mountains. Now, it’s the highest.

This is because the large mountains near Kayford have been blown off by mountaintop removal mining. A man named Larry Gibson turned the site into a land trust held by family members so that it could be saved from surface mining. From the campsite, you can see huge mountaintop removal sites and reclamation zones.

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