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Watoga State Park

HC 82, Marlinton, WV 24954-0252
+1 304-799-4087
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Wonderful cabin stay

So much fun staying in a rustic cabin, hiking, biking, watching bears! Beautiful woods, trails... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Nice area

This park is very nice and wooded area. The lake is fine but, the creek throughout the park is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beckley, West Virginia
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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HC 82, Marlinton, WV 24954-0252
+1 304-799-4087
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank SandAngel13_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank 981keithy
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We tent camped at site 46 for 3 nights (Sat - Tues), Monday and Tuesday practically had the entire campground to ourselves. The inner circle was full on Saturday, glad we were not in that area. Bathrooms were clean and staff was very helpful giving...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We are from PA and hiked many trails along the Appalachian Mountains. When hiking those I can still hear Interstate 81 no matter how long I hike. At Watoga I only heard nature.. How amazing! We only went for the trail run they were offering....More

Thank VacationSmith
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We planned a trip up to the Greenbrier WV area and booked cabin #23 at Watoga State Park for a couple of days. Although it is the middle of summer, it got downright cold, dipping down to the upper 40's. Thankfully, we had a stocked...More

1  Thank DigginGator
Reviewed June 21, 2017

I searched for weeks for the *perfect* spot for my family and I to camp and 'settled' on Watoga. So glad I did, this place is a perfect gem. We came in June of '17 and reserved sites 31, 32 and 33 of the Riverside...More

Thank John K
Reviewed June 14, 2017

We have gone here nearly every year for as long as I can remember, and it has helped instill in me a love for West Virginia's State Parks and Forests. Droop Mountain Battlefield, Beartown, Cass Scenic Railroad, Cranberry Glades, Falls of Hills Creek, Green Bank...More

Thank Nikki B
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Beautiful! Real hike( not manmade)- well marked trail but path not cleared making it adventurous and a bit challenging in parts when the elevation went up considerably and even more going downhill. Spotted 3 bears mid trail (seemed like the highest point) the two smaller...More

Thank goodybag111
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Great sites with plenty of room for RVs up to 40'. We had a 25' travel trailer hooked up to 30 amp power and stayed in the Riverside Campground in site 29 right across from the bathrooms and WIFI site. We had excellent WIFI, but...More

1  Thank Hans N
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Park is great for families or anyone. Very large pool for the summer. Very clean and well-maintained park. Paddle boats to rent for the lake.

1  Thank ReMuAthensOhio
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June 23, 2015|
Response from wvgig | Reviewed this property |
are, this is inside an area that surrounds the Greenbank Radio Telescope facility and has limited access to cell service. They recently activated a wireless network at the park headquarters where you can gain an easy, fairly... More
June 23, 2015|
Response from Leigh R |
No the Restaraunt is not open anymore.