Watoga State Park
Make your visit in Pocahontas County memorable as you spend the night in an orginial CCC built log cabin. Located just 14 miles south of Marlinton, the park offers 10 modern cabins with heat and air conditioning open year-round. There are also 24 standard cabins open the last weekend in April through October. Step back in time, relax, enjoy some family time.
The camping at Watoga is unsurpassed anywhere. Beaver Creek Campground has 12 of 38 sites with electrical hook-ups and Riverside has 38 of 50 sites with electric. If you lean more to the simple pleasures of camping, then you’ll enjoy Laurel Run. The Park also has two sites for trailer camping. No matter which campground you choose – peace and tranquility are plentiful.
The park is home to the Watoga CCC Museum. Throughout the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps built office headquarters and cabins in Watoga and other state park facilities. Today the park continues to preserve the use of many of the original structures including Watoga Lake (first known as Lake Killbuck in 1935), cabins, park administration building and countless miles of trails and roads. Most of timber used in the construction program were salvaged blight-killed American Chestnut. Located adjacent to the Park Recreation Center near the pool.
The park does also feature a public pool, hiking trails, lake and shelters for picnics.