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Enjoy being active outdoors in Central West Virginia!

This page starts with parks and playgrounds.  Then we provide you with a spreadsheet of all kinds of activities you might enjoy in Central WV. We know we don't have everything on the list. We invite you to let us know what we missed or what info is now incorrect.

Please feel free to download the spreadsheet (which includes parks and playgrounds) and use it to spread the word and make it easier for people to be active outdoors.



  • Belington City Park. This rustic park OFFERS WHAT?

  • Tygart Lake State Park   Just four miles south of Grafton, Tygart Lake State Park is known for its 10-mile long, 1,750-acre lake, which offers water activities like boating, water skiing, scuba diving, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.

  • Moats Falls - Walkers, hikers, runners, and bikers can enjoy a multitude of off-road trails and paths to follow and explore, either along the river or deeper into the forest.

  • Holly Gray ParkHolly Gray Park in Braxton County offers fishing, tennis, baseball, a corral, and a playground. Hiking trails dot the scenic property. 


  • West Union Town Park

  • Cedar Creek State Park The park features three lakes, 14 miles of hiking trails, a miniature golf course, and an outdoor pool, in a natural setting. 


Audra State Park

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Veteran's Memorial Park


Tygart Lake State Park

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Clarksburg City Playground

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Philippi City Park and Pool

  • Watters Smith State Park -  a 532 acre park that depicts life in Appalachia during the 1800's and early 1900's.  It offers 18 trails, about 12 miles.  These trails are ideal for mountain biking, with many loops available.  Most of the riding is intermediate, with one trail (Trick Track Trail) for more advanced riding.  

  • Bridgeport City Parks offer a wide variety of recreation, from boating, fishing and swimming to archery, hiking, tennis, basketball and children's playgrounds.

    • Deegan & Hunkle Lakes Park

    • Lion's Point Park

    • Compton Park

    • Briarwood Park

    • Bridgeport City Park

  • Bridgeport Recreation Complex.  New in Bridgeport!  Multiple-field sports complex.


Shinnston City Park

  • Audra State Park  covers 355 heavily wooded acres on the Middle Fork River in southwestern Barbour County and part of Upshur County. Swimming, fishing, hiking, nature walks, biking and family camping in a beautiful natural environment.

Parks and Playgrounds

     Click on the name of the park for more info

Audra State Park


Cedar Creek State Park


Clarksburg Splash Pool

Ferguson Park (Shinnston)

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New in Bridgeport!

Looking for physically active things to do?    
Check out this spreadsheet. Everything from soccer to golf to paddling to hiking and biking!
Feel free to download the spreadsheet.