Glade Creek Grist Mill

I shot this back on a rainy fall day in 2009 at Glade Creek Grist Mill within Babcock State Park in Clifftop, West Virginia. This is from down at the water level downstream looking upstream over the rapids and waterfalls at the Mill.  You can see a video of the Mill here:

The Glade Creek Grist Mill is a new mill that was completed in 1976 at Babcock State Park. Fully operable, this mill was built as a re-creation of one which once ground grain on Glade Creek long before Babcock became a state park. Known as Cooper's Mill, it stood on the present location of the park's administration building parking lot.

The mill was created by combining parts and pieces from three mills which once dotted the state. The basic structure of the mill came from the Stoney Creek Grist Mill which dates back to 1890. It was dismantled and moved piece by piece to Babcock from a spot near Campbelltown in Pocahontas County. After an accidental fire destroyed the Spring Run Grist Mill near Petersburg, Grant County, only the overshot water wheel could be salvaged. Other parts for the mill came from the Onego Grist Mill near Seneca Rocks in Pendleton County.

For more information on visiting the Mill and Babcock State Park, visit

I shot this with the Nikon D300 and Sigma 10-20mm lens @ 20mm.  Shutter priority mode, for a single 25 second exposure, ISO 125, matrix metering.  When I dug out the RAW file on this one, I wanted to completely reprocess it because the attempt I made in 2009 was really very bad.  Processed in Photoshop CS5.