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Address: HC 82, Box 252, Marlinton, WV 24954
Phone Number: 800-CALL-WVA, 304-799-4087
Description: Largest of all the state parks in West Virginia, Watoga has over 10,000...
Largest of all the state parks in West Virginia, Watoga has over 10,000 acres of sprawling woodland filled with a multitude of recreational opportunities. Camping at Watoga is unsurpassed anywhere. The 11-acre lake, which was previously Lake Killibuck, is used for paddle-boating, row-boating and fishing. Cast your line to fetch a trout, bass, bluegill or even catfish! Don’t worry, if you fail to catch dinner at the lake - there is a restaurant on the property which serves tasty meals. There are over 15 miles of road and 40 miles of hiking paths for enjoying the quiet beauty of the park.
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Best Park in West Virginia

Every year I camp here and it is always the best of times. Very beautiful scenary and waters that are sure to be enjoyed by anyone. If you are looking for a great get away... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Jonathon P
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Winfield, West Virginia
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Winfield, West Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Every year I camp here and it is always the best of times. Very beautiful scenary and waters that are sure to be enjoyed by anyone. If you are looking for a great get away location in West Virginia, this will be sure to please.

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San Antonio, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

I love Watoga. The whole family does. So much to see and do and the history is amazing. There is hiking, swimming, fishing, boat rentals, and so much more. There are cabins, campsites and the park staff are so helpful and friendly. Great for photo enthusiasts, as there is so much beauty. I could easily spend a day alone or... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Had to join tripadvisor after reading a woman's bad review on Watoga State Park. Our family has been coming to this park beginning with my parents in 1946 in the Honeymoon cabin. My wife and I come here every spring when the rustic cabins open for the season. To read what the woman from Georgia wrote made me wonder where... More 

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Pipestem, West Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Just driving through the largest park in the state of West Virginia is rewarding, seeing the beautiful creeks, river, lake. We have visited here many times and stayed in one of the cabins once. It was an enjoyable experience but don't expect state-of-the-art accomodations. The cabins are more of a rustic nature and we enjoyed the privacy and having a... More 

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Virginia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Unfortunately, it rained a lot during our stay, but we hiked some beautiful trails. I loved the Arboretum trail and I wish we could have hiked more, but we'll be back. Also, I didn't see the inside, but the cabins looked charming.

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Red House, West Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

First time to park, just for a day trip. Was not impressed. If you want remote then it's here. Drove for what seemed forever, 5 miles from park sign to lake, looking for picnic area, but gave up. Not sure that we would return. Disappointed that the cabins were on the main drag to park office (entrance on park). The... More 

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Keyser, West Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The CCC building near the lake has amazing stone work that was completed in the 40's by CCC workers Also there is a monument that was erected in 1999 honoring those men. There is a dock to fish off of near the boat launch and a walking train around the 11 acre lake. Also the park boarders the Greenbrier River... More 

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Beautiful state park way back in the forest. Two campgrounds are available and are not close to each other. We camped in a travel trailer at the Riverside campground at a nice site right on the Greenbriar River. This campground seems to be on the "quiet" side of the park. Lots of ranger activities are offered as well as nice... More 

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This state park is one of the best places I have ever stayed at! We rented a cabin for the week and were so happy with our accommodations. The park offers many trails to hike, close to other attractions for short day trips. We stayed in the off season so the pool and community area were closed but will definitely... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is an amazingly beautiful state park. Hiked a couple of trails that weren't too long but still challenging! Pretty much had the place to ourselves which was really nice. Cabins looked really nice and would definitely consider staying in the park the next time

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