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Watoga State Park

HC 82, Marlinton, WV 24954-9804
+1 304-799-4087
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Back to nature

Incredibly rustic and a super way to disconnect from the rest of the world! Back to basics! I would... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
131heather
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Hagerstown
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Beautiful place.

Have stayed here both in the campground and in a cabin (#26) in the fall and the place is majestic... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Lodzia
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Long Beach, Mississippi
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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 24954-9804
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 3 November 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

Thank Lodzia
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Reviewed 13 October 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 11 October 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

Thank Dan E
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Reviewed 1 October 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 30 August 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

Thank SandAngel13_12
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Reviewed 27 August 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.

Thank 981keithy
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Reviewed 14 August 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

1  Thank Julie L
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Reviewed 14 August 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
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Reviewed 10 July 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
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Janie K
4 February 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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bde15
23 June 2015|
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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
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