What to do in Tygart Lake State Park

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

Tygart Lake State Park is the perfect spot for your next family reunion.

The spacious lodge restaurant offers panoramic views of the waterfront, a variety of mouth-watering entrees,and will comfortably seat up to 100 guests for meals. The restaurant can cater banquets and receptions for special groups such as business meetings, family reunions and weddings. Dinner theaters are also scheduled throughout the year.

Our picnic shelter is perfect for family reunions, family outings, catered functions, parties, cookouts and are available for reservation during the summer season. Reservations are recommended for summer weekends and holidays.

Two gift shops are located on Tygart Lake State Park. The Lodge Gift Shop and the gift shop at the park office are open daily during the parks operating season. Both gift shops offer a variety of souvenirs, t-shirts, toys, jewelry, West Virginia Glass, crafts and other items.

Nature and Recreation Programs- The park Naturalist offers a variety of programs on the park's natural and cultural history. Programs and tours can be arranged for groups. These are available during the summer- Memorial Day through Labor Day and at other times by special request.

Hiking- The park offers 5 hiking trails. Map and trail guides are available to assist in planning the right length and duration of of your hike.

Swimming, Boating and Recreation For Children- Swimming is offered in the roped off beach area monitored by a staff of lifeguards. The fee for swimming is $1.50 for children and $2.50 for adults.

Boats can be rented from the marina. They offer fishing boats, pontoon boats, and slip rentals by the hour, 1/2 day or full day(s). Call the marina directly for rates and reservations. 304-265-3974.

Game courts and equipment such as volleyball, basketball, and shuffleboard are also available for rental. The recreation center is located at the park office.

Golfing- You can find golfing nearby at Tygart Lake Country Club.

Swimming, Boat RentalFishing, PicnickingGame Courts, HikingPlaygrounds, Boat Launch RampNature Programs

Located in the northcentral part of West Virginia, Tygart Lake is easily accessible by taking north/south U.S. Route 119 or east/west U.S. Route 50 to Grafton. From Grafton take Rt. 50 to South Grafton and follow signs to the park.

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.

Route 1, Box 260
Grafton, WV 26354

Phone: 304-265-6144,1.800.CALL.WVA

Email: tygartinfo@wvstateparks.com
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