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Fort Boreman Park

The area’s newest park, Fort Boreman is the site of a Civil War fort on a hilltop overlooking the scenic valley formed by the confluence of the Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers at Parkersburg. Built by Union troops to protect the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad terminal and the key commercial river facilities in the valley, Fort Boreman was named for West Virginia’s first governor, Parkersburg citizen Arthur I. Boreman. The fort site became a favorite overlook and picnic area in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, but by the mid-1900s it had become overgrown and forgotten. Plans to create a park were initiated in 1997, and the Fort Boreman site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. Open year-round if weather permits.
The park contains two shelters.

Enoch Shelter – Named after long time historian and park volunteer Bob Enoch
Capacity: Approximately 84 people
Picnic Tables: 7
Grill: Yes
Dimensions: 24’ x 32’
Additional Info: Beside the playground. Close to restroom facilities and scenic overlook.

Underwood Shelter – named in memory of Former Governor Cecil H. Underwood
Capacity: Approximately 92 people
Picnic Tables: 8
Grill: Yes
Dimensions: 24’ x 32’
Additional Info: Next to the scenic overlook. Close to restroom facilities and playground.

To reserve a shelter: Call the County Administrator’s office at 304.424.1976.
Fort Boreman Historical Park Shelter Fee Schedule
$100.00/Day (Over 6 hours) $50.00/Half Day (4 hours) $15.00/Hour
Reservations are first come, first serve. Payment in full is required at least seven days prior to the reservation or reservation will be forfeited. If park shelter or meeting room is reserved less than a week in advance, payment is required at least 24 hours prior to the reservation or reservation will be forfeited. We accept check and cash payments only.

For payment location, contact the County Administrator’s office at 304.424.1976.

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  • Children's Play Area
  • Grill
  • Group Tour Accessible
  • Hiking Area
  • History & Heritage
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom
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Fort Boreman Park
Parkersburg, WV  26101


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