Tygart Dam: One of the largest poured concrete structures east of the Misissippi. Built for flood control on the Pittsburgh / WV portion of the Ohio river confluence. This is a must see and they still offer tours.
Lodge/cabins/camping: A small 20 room lodge overlooking the lake is beautiful and rustic. Recent addition of The Boston Beanery Bar and Rest. has brought an influx of locals. I dare say they have done more business in the last couple years than the previous 20 years combined. Good eats and the owners are Grafton natives.
There are cabins for rent and a small camping area located farther back towards the end of the state park area. If you love hiking there are several trails.
Swimming: They only allow swimming off of boats and not off of shore. Have no idea why. Guess safety issues. However, a new and improved swimming area is to open soon. Still think that at a state park, with a huge lake, you should be able to swim without owning a boat or paying. That's just my opinion.
Marina /boating: Large full service marina. One of the best boating lakes in the state. From pontoons to row boats you'll see them all. Plenty of coves to throw anchor and relax. You can even pull up to the dock at the lodge, call the Beanery and they'll run you down a pizza.
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