Official Results from Watoga’s Mountain Trail Challenge Races

The 5K and Half-Marathon Race Results Are In! APTiming.com has released official timing results for Watoga State Park’s Mountain Trail Challenge Races. The overall finishers, top male finishers, and top female finishers follow: Final Results HALF-MARATHON Overall winners 1. Aaron Walker, Spring Dale, WV, with a time of 1:55:12.12. Daniel McDowell, Princeton, WV, with a …

Naturalist Activities at Watoga State Park — August 26-28

Cooking by the campfire headlines this week’s Watoga State Park naturalist activities. But, be sure not to miss owls, dragonflies, and turtles presented by Kayla Bowyer, park naturalist. Kayla will even help you sharpen your nocturnal skills. Nature Journaling and a Creek Crawl too! Thursday, August 26Nature Journaling 4 p.m.Stop by Riverside Campground check-in to …

5K and Half Marathon Stage Almost Set to Welcome Runners to Watoga

The stage is almost set for the Sixth Annual Watoga State Park Mountain Challenge Races. Saturday’s races will feature runners from Virginia to California and across the United States. Because of Watoga’s unique racecourses, 5K and Half Marathon enthusiasts come from across the U.S. Race Day morning temperature will be a comfortable 63 degrees. Talk …

Online Registration for 5K and Half-Marathon Races Ends Soon!

Attention All Runners: Online registration for the Mountain Trail Challenge 5K and Half-Marathon Races ends in two days! Please click here to complete your sign up before 11:59 p.m., Saturday, August 7. After August 7, you can still register in-person on Race Day, August 14. Just follow the signs to the airfield near the Beaver …

Mountain Trail Challenge Races: Unique Courses for Runners at Watoga

In less than two weeks, many people will meet at an old air strip in a remote region of the Allegheny Highlands in West Virginia. Throughout 2021, visitors came to Watoga State Park from near and far for various reasons. Some came to camp, hike, bike, fish or maybe stay in a cabin built in …

Spring Photos at Watoga as Seen Through a Photographer’s Lens

Editor’s Note: Spring photos at Watoga State Park always catch our eye. This year’s images are presented through the eye of Angie Hill, a Pocahontas County resident. Angie is Director of Accounting at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Even More Spring Photos . . . Angie Hill often explores Watoga’s 40 miles of …

The Naturalist Notebook — An Insider’s View of Watoga State Park

Hello everyone! Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Kayla Bowyer, the new naturalist here at Watoga State Park. This is the debut of the Naturalist Notebook. My name is Kayla Bowyer. As a naturalist, it’s my job to talk so please allow me to tell you a little bit about myself. I have been at …

Watoga Naturalist Activities — 4th of July Weekend, 2021

Happy 4th of July from Watoga State Park. We have some phenomenal Watoga naturalist activities during the 4th of July weekend for all ages to enjoy. For more information, please contact the office at (304) 799-4087 or email Naturalist Kayla Bowyer at kayla.r.bowyer at wv.gov. The following schedule is just for July 2 through July …