Cacapon State Park
Cacapon State Park
Over 6000 acres encompass Cacapon Resort State Park. Over 20 miles of trails abound for the hiker visiting the park. From a leisure walker to an avid hiker, Cacapon's got a trail to suit you. Park map and trail guides are available at the front desk.
The stables offer the visitor a great horseback experience. Each ride is accompanied by an experienced guide that will lead you through the bridle trails of Cacapon. Pony rides are available for those a little less experienced. The most popular ride lasts one hour, but other longer rides can be arranged. Reservations are recommended.
The nature and recreation program offers a variety of activities at the park. Guided nature hikes, crafts and movie's are just a few to mention. Programs and tours can be arranged for groups. Nature and cultural programs are offered to park guests year- round.
Swimming and boating are available at Cacapon Resort State Park Lake. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend the swimming area offers a wide sandy beach. Lifeguards are on duty daily throughout the summer. Row boats and paddle boats can be rented for a float across the lake. Take advantage of the game courts available, newly resurfaced tennis courts, paved basketball court or sand volleyball court.
Two areas at the park, the lake and reservoir, offer fishing opportunities. The lake is stocked in the spring for trout fishing, but other fish that can be caught are bass, catfish and blue gill. The reservoir is not stocked. Nearby fishing opportunities include the Potomac River and Cacapon River. Anyone under the age of 15 does not need a license to fish, those over 15 must obtain a West Virginia Fishing License. Proper license and stamps are required. Short term fishing licenses are sold at the Lodge.
At 2,300 feet, Cacapon Mountain is the dominant scenic feature of the park. The challenging championship golf course, designed by the famous golf course designer Robert Trent Jones, Sr., makes prime use of the rolling foothills at the base of the ridge. Rated as one of the 130 best-designed courses in the United States, the Cacapon course features 73 well placed sand bunkers. There are three ponds on the course which come into play on four holes. The course has several other water hazards in the form of small streams coming from the mountain side. The course is known for a double green that is over 100 yards wide.
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