"French Creek Game Farm "WV Wildlife Center"" French Creek by butterflykizzez04

French Creek Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 19 photos

French Creek Game Farm is now WV wildlife center

Sunday, April 17th, 2005, my cousin Shari and I decided to take the kids on a drive into the mountains. My dau. Noel is 9 and her kids, Tayler is 7 and Cullen is 5.

This drive took us about 2 hrs from our hometown of Ripley, WV and we took backroads via Rt.33

The kids enjoy the animals.

This picture was taken at the first exhibit you see of the animals. This is the Buffalo enclosure.

The admission to the park is very reasonable...$3 for adults and $1.50 for kids under 15

French Creek Game Park has been renamed the West Virginia Wildlife Center. We got off the Buckhannon exit on Rt 33 and turned on to Rt. 20. The park was located 9 miles on Rt. 20 from Rt. 33.

There are several fast food restaurants at that exit as well as gasoline stations. Once you pass that area, there is actually nothing for awhile.

Noel and Tayler enjoy the cool water

We lucked out and this was a beautiful day. It was about 77 degrees and the pathway is marked through nice dense forest..It is a lovely park.

The walking loop to the animals is less than a mile and a 1/2.. (1 1/2 mile walk) so it wasn't a bad little stroll. Some of it is uphill, but they do have wheelchair ramps to go past the inclines.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Seeing lots of great animals in the natural envirnoment
  • Cons:Not more animals..kids wanted more..lol
  • In a nutshell:Great afternoon with the kids, and not expensive!
  • Last visit to French Creek: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • kevanrijn's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2007 at 3:05 AM

    When I was a child, we lived for a time only one mile from the Game Farm. They used to have a lion named Gus. We could hear Gus roar at feeding time....


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