From family-friendly events, to unprecedented outdoor adventures and unique experiences - Pocahontas County is the place to plan your summer escape!
What are you waiting for? Find summer fun in Nature's Mountain Playground!
Watoga State Park offers many activities and attractions for guests to enjoy. From Watoga Lake, where individuals can fish, rent SUP paddleboards, paddle boats, canoes and kayaks, to the Watoga State Park Pool and the Rec House, where families can spend days relaxing by the poolside or playing fun games. Guests at Watoga State Park can enjoy endless hiking opportunities in the park boundaries as well! The Greenbrier River Trail State Park is also located less than five miles west of Watoga State Park, offering guests an opportunity to bike or hike long the award-winning, less than 1% grade, rail-trail. The nearby Greenbrier River also offers swimming, tubing and boating opportunities as well. Jack Horner's Corner is 4 miles West of Watoga State Park, where guests can rent bikes, canoes, kayaks and tubes. Jack Horner's Corner also sells convenience and camping items for those traveling in, as well as serving lunch and dinner! Enjoy pizza, BBQ, handmade sandwiches, wraps, ice cream and so much more on Jack Horner's Corner's outside viewing deck that seats guests along the Greenbrier River.
On site at Watoga State Park, there are a total of 34 cabins. Ten cabins offer the best of all modern amenities, from full kitchens, housekeeping wares, WiFi and are open year-round.
24 Watoga State Park cabins take you back in time with their primitive appeal. These cabins are rustic, with fireplaces and are only open April-August. All cabins have a fire pit, where guests can enjoy sitting by the fireside while gazing up at our beautiful star-lined night skies.
Camping is also available by reservation only at Watoga State Park. With two campgrounds, the 38-site Beaver Creek Campground and the 50-site Riverside Campground, Watoga State Park offers plenty of camping for families looking for a genuine outdoor adventure. Beaver Creek Campground offers 12 sites with electrical hook-ups, while Riverside Campground offers 38 sites with electrical hook-ups. Both campgrounds have sites that include grills and picnic tables, as well as a central bathhouse on the grounds, which houses coin-operated laundry and dishwashing stations.
Watoga State Park campgrounds are available for reservations Memorial Day-Labor Day. Campgrounds are then on a first-come, first-serve basis after Labor Day.
The Watoga State Park Office offers guests free WiFi, countywide information and maps. Be sure to stop by the Watoga State Park Office throughout your stay!
Nearby attractions include Pearl S. Buck Birthplace, Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, Beartown State Park, Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, Highland Scenic Highway and the Falls of Hills Creek.
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