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Watoga State Park
West Virginia State Park
Watoga Lake
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Pocahontas
Elevation 2,894 ft (882.1 m)
Coordinates 38°06′13″N 80°08′59″W / 38.10361°N 80.14972°W / 38.10361; -80.14972
Area 10,100 acres (4,087.3 ha) [1]
Established May 1934 [2]
 - Watoga State Forest January 1925 [2]
 - Opened 1937-07-01 [2]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Nearest city Marlinton, West Virginia
Location of Watoga State Park in West Virginia
Website: Watoga State Park

Watoga State Park is the largest of West Virginia’s state parks, covering slightly over 10,100 acres (41 km2).[1] Located near Seebert in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

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History

The land that forms the nucleus of Watoga was originally acquired in January 1925, when the park was initially planned to be a state forest. In May 1934, a decision was made to instead develop the site as a state park. Much of the development on the site was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the park was first opened on 1937-07-01.[2]

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See also

West Virginia portal

References

  1. ^ a b "West Virginia State Parks Facilities Grid". West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. http://www.wvstateparks.com/recreation/WVSP_facilities_grid.PDF. Retrieved 2008-06-16.  
  2. ^ a b c d Where People and Nature Meet: A History of the West Virginia State Parks. Charleston, West Virginia: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company. April 1988. ISBN 0-933126-91-3.  

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