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Watoga State Park

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Address: HC 82, Box 252, Marlinton, WV 24954
Phone Number: 800-CALL-WVA, 304-799-4087
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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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Beautiful and peaceful Watoga

Our family has been coming to Watoga since the 1950s. I was awed by the Park's nature then and I am still awed by its beauty 50-some years later. It is the perfect setting for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family has been coming to Watoga since the 1950s. I was awed by the Park's nature then and I am still awed by its beauty 50-some years later. It is the perfect setting for getting out of the office and away from the city, for recharging oneself, and for sharing with a loved one. If you cannot put down/turn... More 

Thank BartholomewHiggens
Monroe, Michigan
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

What a beautiful campground. We were on the river's edge with a fire pit and peaceful quiet. It was an easy 2 mile pedal to the Greenbrier River Trail access. The roads aren't suitable for cyclists but they are excellent for motorcyclists. An added bonus is that there is no cellular service so a real get away.

Thank Adventure-gma1255
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Very nice park we had a wonderful stay .even attended smokey bears birthday. There's a swimming pool. House back riding . A game room. Tennis courts. Nice big lake

Thank Denver J
Terre Haute, Indiana
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

It is not the showiest of state parks but what a gem. The drive from the entrance to the lake is magical in summer. Paddle boats and kayaks are available for rental if you don't bring a boat of your own. The park office and memorial to the CCC boys who built structures in the park are worth the look.... More 

Thank 54Nancy54
Edenton, North Carolina
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited back in 2012 and really loved the place, so we decided to come back. Not much has changed. The river was much higher this year, so no tubing. The campground store and restaurant are permanently closed. They are moving the camp offices into that space and moving the CCC Museum into the current office space. They will have... More 

Thank Fourester
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice scenic campsite, we stayed at the riverside campground. It is very close to the Greenbriar Trail too. Wish the campsite had more grass because it rained and got everything muddy. Good enough bathroom and shower stalls.

Thank kamikazejoshua
Marysville, Ohio
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We have been vacationing here every year for over 30 years. The area is great with Droop Mountain, Beartown State Park, Cass Scenic Railroad and many other wonderful things to do. The trails in the park are good hiking even with kids. Grandkids love the pool, lake with paddle boats and all the playground areas. Cabins are nothing fancy but... More 

1 Thank hurricanemama
Hurricane, WV
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196 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I love Watoga. It is simply beautiful. The campgrounds are nice as is the lake. My favorites are the cabins...from rustic to modern they all have a certain charm and appeal.

1 Thank flt587
Winfield, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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.

1 Thank Jonathon P
San Antonio, Texas
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

2 Thank Heather S

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