Wardensville, West Virginia

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Wardensville, West Virginia (WV), a community in Hardy County at the mouth of Trout Run on the Cacapon River,  was first named Trout Run and was chartered in Virginia in 1832. It was incorporated in West Virginia in 1879 and was named for the town's first merchant, Thomas Warden. Trout Pond, the largest natural lake in West Virginia, is located 12 miles south of the community.

The Lost River sinks underground southwest of Wardensville and reemerges as the Cacapon River.  Capon Springs, a resort and national historic district, is located north of town.

Lodging near Wardensville, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation

End of the Lost River

Warden Lake Wildlife Management Area is located approximately seven miles north of Wardensville, and the Wardensville Wildlife Management Area, approximately 10 miles southwest in the . The Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area is located approximately 12 miles northwest of Wardensville.


Wardensville is located on the US-48 expressway at highway WV-55 approximately 25 miles east of Moorefield, West Virginia, 10 miles southwest of Capon Springs, West Virginia, 20 miles south of Capon Bridge, West Virginia, and 20 miles northeast of Mathias, West Virginia, and Lost River State Park.

Map of Wardensville, West Virginia

Regional Information

Wardensville is located in the Potomac Branches Region in eastern West Virginia.