Tygart Lake State Park

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Tygart Lake State Park

West Virginia

(304) 265-6144

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Overview

Tygart Lake State Park is a cozy, quiet getaway for couples and families. It sits among West Virginia's rolling hills and alongside 10-mile long, 1,750-acre Tygart Lake. Tygart Lake visitors enjoy great fishing and boating (seasonal) on the mountain-stream fed waters of the lake. Tygart Lodge overlooks the lake and offers some of the most comfortable and appealing guest rooms in West Virginia's renowned state park system. In addition to the lake, Tygart features five hiking trails, camping, a restaurant offering tasty down-home favorites and original local fare, as well as two gift shops.

Map of Tygart Lake (WV)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.270432, -80.015964

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boats may be rented from the marina. Depending on lake conditions, the Marina is open May 15 through September 15. The marina offers fishing boats, pontoon boats, and slip rentals by the hour, 1/2 day or full day(s). Call the marina directly for reservations. May 15 - September 15 - 304-265-3974 September 16 to May 14 - 304-265-0188

  • Camping

    Tygart Lake State Park Campground is open from mid-April through October weather permitting. The campground offers 14 electric sites and 26 standard sites for a total of 40 camping sites.

    Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. Water is located at the center of the campground and the sewage dumping station is located nearby. The centrally located bathhouse offers hot showers and toilets for campers. Reservations are accepted by mail, phone, and walk-ins.

    Bagged ice, firewood, snacks and other amenities are for sale at the check-in station. The park also features a lodge and cabin rentals.

  • Fishing

    Tygart Lake is considered by many to be one of the best bass waters in the area and fishing its deep waters can be a rewarding and exciting experience. In addition, anglers will find abundant walleye, musky, crappie, perch, bullhead catfish, carp, northern pike and numerous pan fish. All fish found in Tygart Lake are sustained through natural reproduction rather than by stocking, attesting to the exceptional water quality of the lake. Fishing for golden rainbow trout, which are periodically stocked in the tail waters of Tygart Dam, is also popular with many anglers.

    The best months for smallmouth and largemouth bass are April through June, September and October. Walleye are best caught during September and October. For crappie, try April, May, October and November. Channel catfish can be caught June through September. Fish attractors, marked by floating buoys, help provide good fishing spots. All coves are posted as no wake zones as well. Many trophy fish have been caught in Tygart Lake waters. There is no fee to fish in the lake; however, anglers must possess a West Virginia fishing license.

  • Golfing

    Tygart Lake State Park has partnered with two golf courses to accommodate golfing guests of the park. Tygart Lake Public Golf Course and Bel Meadow Golf Club are owned and operated by golf pro Brad Westfall. Tygart Lake Golf Course is located approximately five minutes from Tygart Lake State Park Lodge, while Bel Meadows is approximately a 30 minute drive.

  • Hiking

    Tygart Lake offers five hiking trails. Map and trail guides are available to assist in planning the right length and duration for your hike.

  • Historic Sites

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  • Picnicking

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  • Water Sports

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Directions

Driving

Located in the north central 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. For GPS navigation Enter this information: Bathhouse Road, Tygart Lake State Park, Grafton WV And it will bring you to the state park

Phone Numbers

Primary

(304) 265-6144

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