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A Unique and Wonderful Cabin in the Woods

We have rented two types of cabins at Watoga State Park. The original cabins, built of logs and... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Kathy K
Good camping, near Greenbriar Trail

An excellent state park. Campground is well maintained, with showers available.There are plenty of... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Greensboro, NC
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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...more
HC 82, Marlinton, WV 24954-0252
+1 304-799-4087
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 9, 2015

Had to join tripadvisor after reading a woman's bad review on Watoga State Park. Our family has been coming to this park beginning with my parents in 1946 in the Honeymoon cabin. My wife and I come here every spring when the rustic cabins open...More

19  Thank wvgig
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

We visited Watoga State Park only for a short time. My daughter had reservations at one of the standard cabins. It looked okay online. We arrived late on a Friday night picked up the keys on a bulletin board and went to the cabin....expecting to...More

9  Thank dixiegirl50
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

I normally like this park...it's about a 1 -1/2 hr drive from our house...so since it's after Labor Day...and it's on a first come first serve basis...we went up yesterday to see what sites were available...so we found a nice one that we wanted to...More

Thank Dianna G
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We have rented two types of cabins at Watoga State Park. The original cabins, built of logs and native stone, were constructed by CCC workers during the Great Depression. Each one is unique and they are well maintained and comfortable. The newer cabins are not...More

1  Thank Kathy K
Reviewed July 21, 2018

An excellent state park. Campground is well maintained, with showers available.There are plenty of other amenities as well. The cabins are traditional, but a good experience as well.We like it because of convenience to the rail/trail. We are tent campers so we choose a site...More

1  Thank Emmett10692
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

This is beautiful drive in, the sites are very spacious, and you get to hear the bubbles of the river the whole time, so relaxing. We did not fish but noticed some people were in the river. The bathhouses have dish station, and the bathrooms...More

3  Thank Jami P
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Watoga is a large state park with nice camping facilities. We had a river front site. It was cold and rainy while we were there, so many of the trails were very muddy, therefore, we did not get to hike there. The CCC did an...More

2  Thank FL_TraveltheWorld
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Loved this park!!!! Lots of places to hike!!!. There is nothing like falling asleep to the screeching of all different kinds of nature. Very well maintained park...

1  Thank 2Hippies1Dog
Reviewed January 22, 2018 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
Reviewed November 3, 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

2  Thank Lodzia
Reviewed October 12, 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

3  Thank KW353
Reviewed October 10, 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

2  Thank Dan E
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Leah H
July 17, 2018|
Response from 2Hippies1Dog | Reviewed this property |
We brought our own wood in without any issues.
June 3, 2018|
Response from FL_TraveltheWorld | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in a RV, so can't tell you about the cabin. It had rained before our arrival and trails were muddy. IMO, most seemed too long for a 5 my old. You can print a trail map from their website and judge for... More
April 7, 2018|
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Response from FL_TraveltheWorld | Reviewed this property |
Generally, (in most campgrounds, but I don't know for sure here) a preferred site is a waterfront site. The sites are fairly large, so you shouldn't have any issues with a 26' camper. There is a website, RV Park... More