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
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
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