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Pocahontas County Area Information

Pocahontas County, we have more State Parks and State Forests than any other West Virginia County, so for the outdoorsman, there is no shortage of recreation.

Pocahontas County has some of the biggest and best National Parks in the southeast and mid Atlantic regions.

You can enjoy a variety of terrain for all ability levels, high end winter resorts with state-of-the-art lifts, night skiing, terrain parks and more exciting snow play options.

Along with picture perfect scenery and vast recreational opportunities, Pocahontas County represents the perfect combination of the past and its place in the present. So take a look at some of the beautiful attractions that we have outlined to the right and then reserve one of our lovely Pocahontas Cabins!

Watoga State Park

Watoga State Park

Located in the mountains of Pocahontas County just 14 miles south of Marlinton, West Virginia. The park consists of 10,100 acres with a recreational activities including hiking, swimming, horseback riding, fishing and boating.

Greenbriar River Trail

Watoga State Park

Operated by West Virginia State Parks, is a 77 mile (120 kilometer) long former railroad, now used for hiking, bicycling, ski-touring, and wheel-chair use. The trail passes through small towns and traverses 35 bridges along the valley.

Cass Scenic Railroad

Watoga State Park

This historic railroad is the last remaining segment of the massive lumber railroad network that once covered virtually every valley and mountain of Pocahontas County.

Cranberry Glades

Watoga State Park

The Cranberry Glades is the largest area of bogs, or acidic wetlands, in West Virginia, a unique and exotic ecosystem on 750 acres. This spectacular and beautiful area was established by the United States Forest Service in 1965, to protect and preserve over 60 unique plant species, many of them descended from seeds that took root here over 10,000 years ago.

The Monongahela National Forest

Watoga State Park

The Monongahela National Forest was established in 1920. Located in the north central highlands of West Virginia, the Monongahela straddles the highest ridges in the State. Elevation ranges from just under 1000' to 4863' above sea level. Variations in terrain and precipitation have created one of the most ecologically diverse National Forests in the country.

Falls of Hill Creek

Watoga State Park

Hills Creek flows through the gorge to create 3 tiers of waterfalls. The waterfalls cascade over rock layers of sandstone and shale. A three-quarter mile trail provides access to the falls, and travels through ground carpeted with wildflowers.

Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort

Watoga State Park

Snowshoe is the perfect destination resort for ski, snowboard and winter vacations in West Virginia. Learn about the mountain, see our village and book your ski vacation right here. Read below for mountain updates, special deals and more.