Mountains & More in Watoga State Park
With hiking, biking, camping, swimming, and so much more, Watoga State Park is an idyllic escape into the stunning mountains of West Virginia. Watoga State Park cabins are the best way to base yourself right on-site, with access to family-friendly activities and the great outdoors. Fall in love with West Virginia's largest state park.
Best Hiking Trails in Watoga State Park
Watoga State Park boasts over 10,000 acres of mountains and forests and is filled with wonderful hiking trails. Hiking trails in the park cater to all abilities so you're bound to find something to suit everyone in your party. Watoga State Park cabins put you right on the trails.
This advanced mile-long trail offers an incredible view of the Greenbrier River Valley from the Ann Bailey Lookout Tower. Running for almost two miles, this trail is great for all skill levels. Dogs are also allowed but must be kept on a leash at all times.
This trail begins at Laurel Run Primitive Campground and is a walk along T.M. Cheek Road. The hiking trail is 3.5 miles in length and can range from a moderate walk to a rather more difficult hike. There are many creek crossings so it would be advisable to wear shoes suitable for wet and dry terrain.
A relaxed hiking trail that's nearly a mile in length, the trialhead is located in the Pine Run Cabin Area. It also connects with Honeymoon Trail that goes on for another two miles.
Best Family Activities in Watoga State Park
This is West Virginia's largest state park and offers some very exciting activities for the whole family. From white water rafting to fishing, geocaching, and hunting; there are endless opportunities to explore with Watoga State Park hotels.
Throughout the year Watoga State Park hosts many events that cater to both children and adults. Activities such as 'Where the Wildflowers Are' and 'Stories of the Stars' introduce little ones to the park's natural wonders alongside the heavens overhead. Watoga Arts in the Park is held each September and is the place to try your hand at a variety of arts and crafts.
Watoga State Park provides plenty of ways to make the most of the water, and its easy to hire a paddle boat or canoe to explore the shoreline. There's also a solar heated swimming pool that's open on weekends in the summer.
Killbuck, Watoga is a great place to hook bluegill, trout, and channel catfish with the kids – just make sure you purchase a fishing licence in advance.
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