Beartown State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Unknown
Park Size: Medium
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Address
4800 Watoga Park Road
Marlinton, WV 24954
Hours
Mon 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Description

Beartown State Park in Eastern West Virginia contains 110 acres of outdoor recreation area. The main feature of the park is its unusual rock formations, crevices, cliffs, and massive boulders. Beartown State Park has plenty of interests that are worth checking out.

The park provides visitors with the opportunity to hike and geocache among stunning views and peaceful tranquility. The boardwalk is the primary site for walking within the park and is an easy path. There is also a self-guided nature trail through the park’s rock formations. Posted signs along the trail explain the geological processes in the area.

The Beartown State Park is open seasonally, between April and October. Off-season access is available only by appointment. The park is day-use only, but overnight accommodations are available nearby at Watoga State Park, which has no entrance or admission cost for visiting.

As with any other state park or public space, always be respectful of posted rules and regulations. Be mindful of other park guests and do not harass or disturb local wildlife, or allow your pets to be disruptive. Dogs and cats are permitted in West Virginia state parks but must be kept under physical control at all times. 

Bring your own waste bags and always clean up after your pets. Do not allow your animals to become a nuisance. If you bring your dog hiking with you, always come prepared with enough water for you and your pet. Be aware of hazards on the trails. Not all trails are suitable for dogs’ paws. 

What the park lacks in recreation variety, it makes up for in stunning natural views and tranquility. You may enjoy a walk through the park with your family or furry companions, and you will enjoy taking in all the serene beauty the park has to offer. If you’re in Eastern West Virginia, Beartown State Park is worth a visit.

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Address
4800 Watoga Park Road
Marlinton, WV 24954
Hours
Mon 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM