Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

Location: Pocahontas County

Camp Price was established in 1935 on Droop Mountain at the site of the 1863 Civil War battle. During two short years Camp Price enrollees reclaimed the battlefield, planted trees, constructed cabins and the lookout tower and developed the picnic areas; most of the existing current park buildings are CCC constructed buildings. During the 1930’s, drought and forest fires decimated the park’s forest cover. A sawmill was set up to salvage as much lumber as possible with much of it used in Watoga and Babcock State Parks. One rental cabin built by the enrollees is a Civil War Museum and also houses some CCC artifacts.

For more information:

  1. National Register of Historic Places listing
  2. Clio entry
  3. Park website