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Tygart Lake
An 11-mile long lake winding through the wooded valleys of north central West Virginia is the outstanding feature of Tygart Lake State Park. Created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1930s for flood control, the lake is popular for a wide variety of water-related sports including boating, fishing, water-skiing, scuba diving and swimming. The Tygart Lake Marina offers complete boat servicing and launching facilities, as well as boat rentals.

Perched on a promontory overlooking the lake, modern Tygart Lake Lodge has 20 wood-paneled guest rooms, featuring two double beds, color television, air conditioning, and telephone. The spacious restaurant offers panoramic views of the waterfront, a variety of mouthwatering entrees, and can comfortably seat up to 100 guests for meals. In addition, handmade West Virginia glass, crafts, and souvenirs are available at the lodge gift shop.

Surrounding the north side of the lake, this 2,134 acre state park features a variety of other accommodations as well, including 10 deluxe vacation cottages. Modern in design, the wood-paneled cabins feature fireplaces, electric heat, modern kitchens and baths, and are completely furnished for housekeeping with cooking utensils, dishes, linens, towels, and blankets.

A 40-unit camping area is open from late April to October 31, and a fire ring and picnic table are provided at each site. The centrally located bathhouse offers hot showers and toilets for campers. Reservations are not taken for the campground. Campsites are on a first-come, first served basis.

In addition to the various water-oriented activities, Tygart Lake offers game courts, playgrounds, hiking
and a nearby golf course. Park guests may also participate in the seasonal nature/recreational program which features such activities as nature films and hikes, campfires and athletic events.


Tygart Lake State Park
Route 1, Box 260
Grafton, WV 26354
Phone: 304-265-383


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