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Things to Do

Game Court and Recreation Building

Located near the swimming pool, this area features tennis, basketball, shuffleboard, croquet, badminton, volleyball, horseshoes and ping pong, all at a nominal fee.  Playground equipment is also provided here as well as in both campground areas. 

Swimming

The outdoor swimming pool with solar heating at Watoga is open on weekends, Saturday and Sunday, beginning Memorial Day Saturday until Labor Day weekend.  The pool will open mid-week from June 11 through August 12, except for Monday and Tuesday with hours of operation from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Overnight cabin rental fees include the use of the swimming pool.  There is a minimal fee of $3.00 for swimmers 12 and over and $2.00 for individuals under 12 years of age. 

BridgeNaturalist Program

A seasonal naturalist plans and conducts activities to help familiarize guests with the flora and fauna the park. This program consists of slide shows, hikes, athletic events, campfires and other activities to acquaint guests not only with Watoga, but other visitors as well.  Naturalist programs are offered during the summer season.

FISHING

Watoga Lake is an 11 acre man-made lake stocked with largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill and trout.  Trout stocking begins in January each year and ends Memorial Day, but trout can be caught all summer and into the fall in the deeper, colder water.  Personal boats are permitted on Watoga Lake, but motors are restricted to electric, trolling motors only.  Between Memorial Day weekend and Labor day the park rents paddle boats, row boats, canoes and kayaks for a nominal fee. 

Boating

Paddle or row boat rentals are available at Watoga's 11 acre lake. Relax on a paddle boat or do some fishing.

FishingMiscellaneous Recreation

A variety of other activities are available including fishing on the nearbyGreenbrier River or hiking on the Greenbrier River Trail. Hunting opportunities abound at nearby state and national forests.

Nearby Attractions

  • Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
  • Droop Mountain State Park
  • Beartown State Park
  • Monongahela National Forest
  • Daniel Morgan taken by Kelly Morgan 5-25-13Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort
  • Allegheny Trail
  • Greenbrier River Trail

 

 

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