The grounds are essentially a restored homestead facility in Harrison County. In keeping with the period "feel," log cabins, period-specific buildings, and a museum honoring the 19th-century pioneer life are housed on the premises. Fur buddies are welcome to join their families on the property; however, they must remain leashed and are not permitted access to any of the public buildings.
There is not a designated dog play area nor are there any amenities supplied for dogs. Owners should carry drinking water with them. There are no poop bags available on the premises. However, the responsibility for all pet waste disposal falls to each owner. For this reason, they should carry bags with them at all times.
Watters Smith Memorial State Park is a public recreational area and camping site. Entrance to the property is provided free of charge. However, those wishing to make use of the on-site cabins and camping areas must secure a reservation and pay the associated fee.
This quaint historical property is home to many fun outdoor activities including hiking, picnicking, bird watching, camping, and geocaching. Duck Creek also traverses the property and provides breathtaking views for visitors to enjoy. For swimming, there is one on-premise pool which is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 11 AM until 7 PM.
Bathrooms are housed on the grounds for public use, and visitors frequently remark on how clean and well-maintained they are. Dogs visiting Watters Smith Memorial State Park are expected to observe all West Virginia laws and as such must be vaccinated and licensed with their respective city. For a day of fun at a great park, plan a visit to Watters Smith Memorial State Park!