Watoga State Park, Marlinton

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Watoga State Park is the largest of West Virginia’s state parks, covering slightly over 10100acre. It is located near Seebert in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.HistoryThe land that forms the nucleus of Watoga was originally acquired in January 1925, when the park was initially planned to be a state forest. In May 1934, a decision was made to instead develop the site as a state park. Much of the development on the site was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the park was first opened on July 1, 1937.New Deal Resources in Watoga State Park Historic DistrictThe New Deal Resources in Watoga State Park Historic District is a national historic district encompassing 59 contributing buildings, 35 contributing structures, 2 contributing sites, and 11 contributing objects. They include water fountains; trails; a swimming pool; a reservoir; rental cabins; and picnic shelters; as well as a former CCC camp. The park is the site of the Fred E. Brooks Memorial Arboretum, a 400-acre arboretum that encompasses the drainage of Two Mile Run. Named in honor of Fred E. Brooks, a noted West Virginia naturalist who died in 1933, the Arboretum’s construction began about 1935 and a dedication was held in 1938.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.Features 34 cabins 2 campgrounds with 88 total campsites Swimming pool 11acre fishing lake Hiking trails Brooks Memorial Arboretum Ann Bailey Lookout Tower Greenbrier River Trail
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  • Incredibly rustic and a super way to disconnect from the rest of the world! Back to basics! I would highly recommend!  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 chipmun...  more »
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  • A great place to get away from it all. The staff is friendly. The Park is amazing. This is my favorite WV State Park.
  • Stayed there 20 years ago. Til this day still ranksvas one of my favorite WV state parks. At the time they had nicely secluded campsites.
  • We spent 4 days here, tent camped & rode bike on the Greenbrier River Trail. Quiet campground & staff was very accomidating. Showers were hot.
  • Great park. Beautiful, well run, camping on the river, many hiking trails, clean bathrooms and peaceful.
  • Awesome park to get away from it all...very very relaxing time in the cabin..
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