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.
Thinking of stopping by woods on a snowy evening as Arrowhead and Jesse’s Cove were cleared of obstacles yesterday and today. We cleaned limbs off of the Greenbrier River Trail from Watoga Crossing to Workman Road. This will be the last trail report until early February. I take this time each year to visit …
We did a sweep of the Bear Pen Run loop, which consists of Bear Pen Run Trail from the trailhead on the main entrance road up Bear Pen Run to North Boundary Trail to Buck and Doe, down the switchbacks to Bear Pen Run, then right returning to the trailhead. All was clear except for …
Attention was given to trails in the Arboretum on Tuesday and today the Mongaseneka Trail. Both trail systems are clear however Monongaseneka has just enough snow on it to make it slick with difficult footing in the steeper portions of the trail. The continued single-digit temperatures this week require more preparation on the part of …