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Watoga State Park

HC 82, Marlinton, WV 24954-0252
+1 304-799-4087
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Tent camping at Riverside campground

This is beautiful drive in, the sites are very spacious, and you get to hear the bubbles of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jami P
via mobile
Excellent place to camp while in the area

Watoga is a large state park with nice camping facilities. We had a river front site. It was... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
FL_TraveltheWorld
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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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HC 82, Marlinton, WV 24954-0252
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is beautiful drive in, the sites are very spacious, and you get to hear the bubbles of the river the whole time, so relaxing. We did not fish but noticed some people were in the river. The bathhouses have dish station, and the bathrooms...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Watoga is a large state park with nice camping facilities. We had a river front site. It was cold and rainy while we were there, so many of the trails were very muddy, therefore, we did not get to hike there. The CCC did an...More

1  Thank FL_TraveltheWorld
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Loved this park!!!! Lots of places to hike!!!. There is nothing like falling asleep to the screeching of all different kinds of nature. Very well maintained park...

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Incredibly rustic and a super way to disconnect from the rest of the world! Back to basics! I would highly recommend!

1  Thank 131heather
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Have stayed here both in the campground and in a cabin (#26) in the fall and the place is majestic. Has lakes for fishing and a pool for swimming in the summer. The staff is great and very helpful and the scencery is spectacular

1  Thank Lodzia
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

Just visited Watoga for the first time -- what a hiker's paradise. In the Arboretum, I walked up Dragon's Draft and then down half of the Honeybee trail. I had the forest to myself (except for chipmunks and one little bear). Without the occasional jet...More

1  Thank KW353
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

This is one of the most beautiful parks in the nation. The hiking trails are well maintained and the campground is clean, private, and well run. A lot of river front camp sites and all sites are wooden. I have been here dozens of times...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend the cabins at Watoga! Rustic, but comfortable. Staff was very accommodating and the park is very well maintained!

Thank JoyceSquared
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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

So much fun staying in a rustic cabin, hiking, biking, watching bears! Beautiful woods, trails, and lake, too. It was reasonable, comfortable, and perfect for a couple who enjoy the basics of cabin life. We had to wait for a bear to leave the cabin...More

1  Thank SandAngel13_12
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

This park is very nice and wooded area. The lake is fine but, the creek throughout the park is completely dried up. We didn't camp here, only a day visit. Nice drive through the park to huntersville.

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SVF5
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Response from FL_TraveltheWorld | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in a RV, so can't tell you about the cabin. It had rained before our arrival and trails were muddy. IMO, most seemed too long for a 5 my old. You can print a trail map from their website and judge for... More
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MrsCausey
April 7, 2018|
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Response from FL_TraveltheWorld | Reviewed this property |
Generally, (in most campgrounds, but I don't know for sure here) a preferred site is a waterfront site. The sites are fairly large, so you shouldn't have any issues with a 26' camper. There is a website, RV Park... More
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Janie K
February 3, 2018|
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Response from KW353 | Reviewed this property |
YES! There is limit of two dogs per cabin, and a $20/day fee. While I have not stayed overnight at Watoga, I have hiked there and made a point of looking at the cabins. Compared to accommodations in other parks where... More
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