What to do in Tomlinson Run State Park

**Information provivded by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources**

The park's 1,398 acres extend along the stream from which it gets its name, both of which are named for a family of early settlers, to within a mile of the stream's confluence with the Ohio River.

Roughly divided into two sections, the park offers a wilderness area of heavily forested hills, overhanging cliffs of sandstone and shale, and a profusion of wildflowers and fauna. Featured within the developed areas of the park are picnicking, boating, miniature golf, basketball and volleyball courts, swimming, a campground and a group camp. In addition, program events are scheduled from April through October 31.

Tomlinsun Run offers a 54-site campground with contact station, convenience store, dump station, and two bathhouses featuring hot showers and laundry facilities. All sites are suitable for tent or trailer and feature picnic tables and grills; while 39 sites feature electric hookups. Open April 1st through October 31.

Yurt Rental is a unique offering only at Tomlinson Run and is perfect for the novice camper. All yurts come complete with a cooler, a propane stove, lantern, picnic table and cookware.

The park's Group Camp affords a perfect locale for church retreats, 4-H outings, civic meetings and other social gatherings. Featuring 10 cabins which sleep 10 each and counselor's quarters for 12, the camp is a bring-your-own cook proposition with a fully equipped kitchen and dining hall. The nearby recreation building has a stage for skits and movies, plus tables for indoor projects or games.

Over 33 acres of water in the form of various ponds and lakes offer excellent fishing for bass, catfish, bluegill and trout. Also a part of the water-oriented activities at the park are boat docks where rental row and paddleboats are offered for your enjoyment. Chief among Tomlinson Run's recreational facilities is the swimming pool, the waterslide/bathhouse complex and snack bar (open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day). The pool boasts a 182' figure eight-shaped water slide. Not far from the pool area are basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, miniature golf and playground equipment. Swimming, boating, and mini-golf fees apply to all visitors. A network of hiking trails round out the recreational possibilitlies.

Recreation
Swimming, Boat RentalFishing, PicnickingGame Courts, HikingPlaygrounds, Mini-golf

Location
Located in the northern panhandle 19 miles north of Weirton on WV Rt. 2, Tomlinson Run State Park is easily accessible by taking WV 8, north, where it intersects with WV 2 at New Cumberland, and following signs to the park which is just north of New Manchester, WV.

Climate
West Virginia experiences four distinct seasons, none of which are extreme. Temperatures in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains are somewhat more severe than the rest of the state. Generally temperatures during the winter months range from 15 to 40 degrees F. Ample snow accumulation provides for cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities. Spring brings blooming trees and shrubs to the forested regions of the state, as well as warmer temperatures. During this season, March through May, expect mild temperatures between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers are normally hot with high humidity, especially at lower elevations. Expect temperatures to range from 70 at night to 95 during the dog days of August. Fall brings cool, crisp air to West Virginia and spectacular foliage color changes. Bring a light jacket for this season, which brings temperatures between 35, at night, to 70 degrees F, during the day.

Address
PO Box 97
New Manchester, WV 26056

Phone: 304-564-3651,1-800-CALLWVA

Email: E-mail: harvej@wvnvm.wvnet.edu
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