Tygart Lake State Park

Grafton, WV

Where are we going?

Tygart Lake State Park
1240 Paul E. Malone Rd
WV 26354


What is there to do?

Tygart Lake State Park is all about the great outdoors, where families and kids can enjoy this cozy, quiet family day out that will sit among West Virginia's rolling hills and alongside the impressive 10-mile long, 1,750-acre Tygart Lake.

There of course are a host of fun activities that you can enjoy during your time at this West Virginia favorite. With the lake there, boating and fishing are popular activities, and also a great way to spend time together! For those adventurous family members, grab those hiking shoes because there are plenty of hiking trails to choose from - and be as adventurous as you want to be!

For something a bit different, try out geocaching! A novel way to spend time out with Mother Nature!

Make sure you visit during the summer, when a park naturalist provides FREE guided nature programs and recreation activities for everyone who visits! So if you have any questions about the park, or nature, then it's the perfect time to ask!

A golf course and a number of historical and popular attractions, including Pricketts Fort, Valley Falls, Philippi covered bridge and Fairmont State University, are nearby too, so if you did want to extend your trip to more than a day, take advantage of the parks lodge and cabins.

The great outdoors is waiting at Tygart Lake State Park and it's, well, great!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free

Children: Free


When can we go?

Daylight hours

Year round. Cabins open April to December.


Any top tips?

Tygart Lake State Park’s 20-room lodge sits upon a high peninsula, overlooking the lake below. Select lodge rooms are pet-friendly, so double-check your reservations before bringing your furry friend! Tygart Lake State Park has 11 completely furnished vacation cottages and are open for rental from mid- April through December. Check with the park about designated pet-friendly cabins, too!

I’m Hungry!

Tygart Shores restaurant is located in the lodge and offers lunch and dinner daily. They also have picnic sites for you to enjoy a home made lunch!

Healthy Eating

Make sure you take plenty of bottled water!

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