Watoga State Park

Watoga State Park is a place for families to enjoy during every season. With nearby lakes and trails, Watoga State Park is a gathering place for hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, camping, tubing and so much more. The adventures are endless at West Virginia’s largest state park.

The Great Outdoors

Watoga State Park is home to Watoga Lake where visitors can enjoy time on the water through the various activities offered. There is something new to do each day! The 10,100 acres of land offers an abundance of recreational activities to enjoy both day and night, all year long. From fishing to hiking and even geocatching the fun is endless. If exploring within the park boundaries doesn’t tire you out, visitors can travel just miles to Greenbrier River Trails and Greenbrier River for additional activities. If you venture out his way be sure to stop at Jack Horner’s Corner. It is a must stop for guests to rent equipment such as bikes, canoes, and camping items. Guests come for the convenience shop and stay for the lunch and ice cream enjoyed on the beautiful deck. The Watoga State Park pool and rec house allows for families to soak up the sun poolside as they wind down from adventure packed days.


Camping is a great way to be one with nature. Watoga State Park offers various Cabins with unique amenities and is home to two campgrounds. Beaver Creek Campground and Riverside Campground have almost 90 units combined, 50 of which include electrical hookups. Both of these expansive campsites offer outdoor grill stations, picnic tables, fire pits and access to the outdoors. Any family can feel right at home. There is even a central bathhouse for coin operated laundry and communal dish washing stations.  Escaping into the mountains of Pocahontas County is as easy as calling in a reservation. Upon arrival, Watoga State Park offices offers their guests wifi, maps and information on adventures in Pocahontas County.

The History

Watoga State Park has been enjoyed since early 1937. Even before then it was a State Forest known for wildlife preservation. with a Cherokee origin Watoga means Starry Waters and lives up to its name with night time sky views. As one of the oldest State Parks in West Virginia, Watoga State Park is enjoyed my nature lovers. With it’s numerous activities offered there is always something to do but even the down and quiet time is ideal for soaking in what the park is all about.

Contact information for Watoga State Park

4800 Watoga Park Rd., Marlinton, WV 24954