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Hico is an unincorporated community located in Fayette County, West Virginia in the southeastern part of the state. Hico is situated at the junction of U.S. Route 19 and U.S. Route 60, just seven miles northeast of Fayetteville. Hico is near the New River Gorge National Park, which offers incredible recreational opportunities. Some of the things to do include hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting, rock climbing, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, wildlife viewing and bird watching - the list is almost endless. One of the major attractions in the area is the New River Gorge Bridge. At 3,030 feet in length and a height of 876 feet, it's the highest vehicular bridge in the Americas, and the second-highest in the world. The bridge is the centerpiece of Fayette Countys Bridge Day, during which the bridge is closed to vehicular traffic. The festival includes demonstrations of rappelling, ascending and BASE jumping, and is held every October on the third Saturday. Bungee jumping has been banned from Bridge Day since 1993. The town of Hico is small, but nearby Fayetteville offers a variety of unique shops, good restaurants and other businesses for both locals and visitors.

Surrounding areas: Fayetteville, West Virginia (7.0 mi), Glen Ferris, West Virginia (11.6 mi), Oak Hill, West Virginia (12.1 mi), Summersville, West Virginia (14.1 mi), Glen Jean, West Virginia (15.4 mi), Sandstone, West Virginia (24.7 mi), Beckley, West Virginia (24.8 mi)

Hico Vacation Rentals

Hico Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Quality Inn New River GorgeUs Rt 19 And Laurel Creek RdFayetteville, WV7.0 mi.(304) 574-3443
Summersville Motor InnMT Nebo, WV11.4 mi.(304) 872-5151
Holiday Inn Oak Hill340 Oyler AveOak Hill, WV11.8 mi.(304) 465-0571
Super 8 Motel No 140509020 Fayette Landings Shopping CenterOak Hill, WV12.7 mi.(304) 465-0010
Super 89020 Fayette LandingOak Hill, WV12.7 mi.(304) 465-0010
Best Western Summersville Lake Motor Lodge1203 S Broad StSummersville, WV14.1 mi.(304) 872-6900
Country Inn & Suites106 Merchants WalkSummersville, WV14.1 mi.(304) 872-0555
Mountain State MotelSummersville, WV14.1 mi.(304) 872-2702
Sleep Inn701 Professional Park DrSummersville, WV14.1 mi.(304) 872-4500
Super 8 Motel-summersville306 Merchants WalkSummersville, WV14.1 mi.(304) 872-4888
Hampton Inn-summersville5400 Webster RdSummersville, WV15.6 mi.(304) 872-7100
Comfort Inn903 Industrial Dr NSummersville, WV16.1 mi.(304) 872-6500
Ponderosa LodgeRt 60 & Rt 2Rainelle, WV16.6 mi.(304) 438-7113
Rainelle Motor Lodge906 Main StRainelle, WV16.6 mi.(304) 438-8571
Americas Best Value Inn127 Ontario DrMount Hope, WV17.6 mi.(304) 877-6455
Dawson Inn2625 Lawn RdMeadow Bridge, WV19.7 mi.(304) 392-6661
Lowery's MotelCraigsville, WV24.2 mi.(304) 742-5390
Courtyard Beckley124 Hylton LnBeckley, WV25.0 mi.(800) 321-2211
Fairfield Inn125 Hylton LnBeckley, WV25.0 mi.(304) 252-8661
Country Inn & Suites2120 Harper RdBeckley, WV25.1 mi.(304) 252-5100
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites114 Dry Hill RdBeckley, WV25.1 mi.(304) 252-2250
Comfort Inn1909 Harper RdBeckley, WV25.2 mi.(304) 255-2161
Hampton Inn Beckley110 Harper Park DrBeckley, WV25.2 mi.(304) 252-2121
Howard Johnson1907 Harper RdBeckley, WV25.2 mi.(304) 255-5900
Quality Inn Beckley1924 Harper RdBeckley, WV25.2 mi.(304) 255-1511
Super 8 Motel2014 Harper RdBeckley, WV25.2 mi.(304) 253-0802
Days Inn Of Beckley300 Harper Park DrBeckley, WV25.3 mi.(304) 255-5291
Microtel Inn2130 Harper RdBeckley, WV25.3 mi.(304) 256-2000
Sleep Inn Motel1124 Airport RdBeaver, WV25.9 mi.(304) 255-4222
Glade Springs Resort Buildings A-h3000 LK DrDaniels, WV26.6 mi.(304) 763-2000
Four Seasons LodgeRR 39/55 Marlinton RdRichwood, WV26.7 mi.(304) 846-4605
Four Seasons LodgeMarlinton RdRichwood, WV26.7 mi.(304) 846-4605
Coffman's MotelBirch River, WV29.6 mi.(304) 649-2297
Bed & Breakfast
Glen Ferris InnRt 60 EGlen Ferris, WV11.6 mi.(304) 632-1111

Hico Weather & Climate

South-Central West Virginia is dominated by a humid continental climate, due to its geographical location in the higher elevations. Summers are very warm and humid and winters are cold and snowy. The humid continental climate is marked by variable weather patterns and a large seasonal temperature variance. Summers are often warm and humid with frequent thunderstorms and winters can be very cold with frequent snowfall and persistent snow cover. The seasonal temperature variance is typically 25-35C (45-63F) and increases as one moves further inland. Places with at least four months of average daily temperatures above 10C (50F) and at least one month below 0 C (32F) or -3 C (26F) depending on source, and which do not meet the criteria for an arid or semiarid climate, are classified as humid continental.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 38°F 19°F 3.37 in. -
February 42°F 20°F 2.92 in. -
March 51°F 28°F 3.56 in. -
April 62°F 36°F 3.63 in. -
May 70°F 46°F 4.71 in. -
June 77°F 55°F 4.46 in. -
July 81°F 59°F 4.91 in. -
August 79°F 58°F 4.52 in. -
September 74°F 52°F 3.52 in. -
October 63°F 39°F 3.06 in. -
November 53°F 31°F 3.33 in. -
December 42°F 23°F 3.38 in. -

Hico Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Raleigh County Memorial airport (BKW) located about 23 miles southwest of Hico in Beckley, West Virginia, the Yeager airport (CRW) located approximately 36 miles northwest of Hico in Charleston, West Virginia, the Greenbrier Valley airport (LWB) located roughly 37 miles southeast of Hico in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and finally the New River Valley airport (PSK) located around 70 miles south of Hico in Dublin, Virginia.

Hico Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Camden ParkHuntingtonWV80.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Bridge Haven Golf ClubFayettevilleWV6.9 mi.
Hawks Nest State Park Golf CourseGauley BridgeWV10.4 mi.
Nicholas Memorial Golf CourseSummersvilleWV14.1 mi.
Greenbrier Hills Golf ClubRainelleWV17.2 mi.
Saddlebred Golf ClubBeckleyWV25.8 mi.
Cherry Hill Country ClubRichwoodWV26.8 mi.
Beaver Creek Golf ClubBeaverWV27.1 mi.
Grandview Country ClubBeaverWV27.1 mi.
Ski Areas
WinterplaceFlat TopWV36.9 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV62.1 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA64.4 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA115.8 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA118.1 mi.
State Parks
Hawks Nest State ParkWV5.7 mi. 
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State ParkWV7.0 mi. 
Babcock State ParkWV9.0 mi. 
Grandview State ParkWV19.4 mi. 
Sandstone Falls State ParkWV26.0 mi. 
Little Beaver State ParkWV26.4 mi. 
Bluestone State ParkWV35.3 mi. 
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and MuseumBeckleyWV25.5 mi.(History)
West Virginia State MuseumCharlestonWV37.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA82.5 mi.

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