The Watoga State Park Foundation was formed in 2015. And it is a nonprofit (501c3) that supports Watoga State Park in West Virginia. Furthermore, Watoga State Park is West Virginia’s oldest and largest state park. In addition, the Park is located in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, near Virginia.
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Most of all, Watoga State Park Foundation purpose is to be a resource for Watoga State Park and the public. The Foundation supports the park’s recreation, conservation, ecology, history and natural resources.
The Watoga Mountain Trail Challenge Races is a primary fund-raiser for Watoga State Park Foundation. Furthermore, the Races are a great and fun trial for racers. The Challenge is 2 races. Most noteworthy is the Watoga Mountain Trail Challenge Half Marathon. Especially relevant is the 5K
In addition, each race is run on a separate mountain trail course while sharing the start – finish line.
Watoga State Park
4800 Watoga Park Road
Marlinton, WV 24945
Watoga Mountain Trail ChallengeRaces
Which race for you? See course description links below, featuring new 3D interactive course maps!
Last year, when people came to Beaver Creek for the races Saturday morning, one comment heard a number of times was, “Why, we could have camped right here!” Both races start and finish at the campground check-in station, and the big tent for the post-race lunch is right there, too. The thirty-four regular campsites are unreserved, and the park will allow overflow tent camping on the airstrip, making the campground a virtual village of trail runners that weekend.
This popular campground has both reserved and unreserved sites. It’s 4 miles by road from there to Park Headquarters along beautiful Island lick Run, then another 3 miles to Beaver Creek Campground. Campers can check in at either campground. Both campgrounds have showers and restrooms, dishwashing stations with hot water, and playgrounds.
We have great places to stay and great places to play! Welcome to Watoga! Reserve campsite call 304-799-4087 8am to 4pm Hope you can be here a few minutes. Get to know us a little. We have the most return visitors of any West Virginia State Park. Come see us soon! Stay at Watoga Check …
Bongo, Daisy and their manservant left their collective tracks in the snow this morning as they ascended the NW section of Honey Bee Trail. The recent winds have dropped many trees and branches on Watoga’s trails but we managed to clear all on this part of Honey Bee Trail save a 14 inch oak lying …
If the Bear Pen Trail is any indication of the current condition of the rest of the trails at Watoga State Park then the trail volunteers are in for a big clean-up task. Cleaning large branches and trees off the section of the trail from the trailhead to just the junction of Buck and Doe …