Spring & Summer Webster County Bucket List

Looking for things to do this spring and summer in Webster County? Have fun, check out our bucket list and start crossing the fun off!

  • Catch a bluegrass show in the intimate Jerry Run Summer Theater from late April to early October.
  • 2016-13-6--21-42-14Lace up your hiking boots and hit one of the many serene and remote trails in the Cranberry Wilderness Area. The area covers over 35,000 acres of thick forests and includes over 60 miles of great West Virginia hiking trails.
  • Grab your kayak and hit the Webster Springs to County Route 7 (CR7) Bridge section of the Elk River. This run is nearly 17.3 miles long and includes class II-III whitewater with a river system full of great paddling sections.
  • Enjoy a 3-day long weekend at the Webster County Nature Tour May 12-14 The tour offers a choice of hikes, from an easy walk to a strenuous trek, where you’ll see a variety of native shrubs, wildflowers, ferns, and trees. For those looking to get the most of the weekend tour lineup, all-inclusive lodging and meals will be included.
  • Come see real lumberjacks in action during the annual Woodchopping Festival, May 25-28. Other events during the festival include car and truck shows, West Virginia State Fireman’s Rodeo, parades, art and craft shows, live music and much more.
  • Cast a line into one of Webster County’s many rivers, streams, and lakes that offer up some of the finest angling in North America. Listed among the West Virginia DNR’s “Favorite Fishing Waters” are the Elk, Cranberry and Williams Rivers in Webster County.
  • Lose yourself in the pageantry and events of Camden on Gauley Days! A plethora of vendors and game booths await with food, games, and entertainment every night. Spend the weekend on the Gauley with the family and get ready to have a blast!
  • Hit one of the bike trails along the scenic Williams River and through the Monongahela National Forest with breathtaking views and astounding climbs. Don’t forget your helmet!
  • Experience waterfalls at Holly River State Park. Numerous hiking trails will lead you to three different waterfalls at the park, Tecumesh, Tenskwatawa and Shupe’s Chute.
  • Take a road trip. The spectacular mountains and valleys that surround Webster County make for some of the most beautiful drives anywhere in the country. Pick from one of our four Road Tour Spotlights to help guide your tour with points of interests, lodging and dining options.
  • Spring in Webster County wouldn’t be complete without ramps! Get a ticket to the Erbacon Ramp Dinner on May 6th and find out why ramps are an Appalachian delicacy.
  • Spend the night under the stars in one of Webster County’s many campgrounds. The mountains and rivers make Webster County a great destination for a camping vacation!
  • Spend a day at Big Ditch Lake where the whole family can enjoy nearly 55 acres of fishing and picnicking. Stop in at Riffle Pottery, which overlooks the lake for one of the area’s handmade pottery galleries.
  • Grab your friends and hit the ATV trails between Bergoo and Webster Springs. Be sure to add the Leatherwood Falls to your trip – it’s well worth the ride. As always the folks at Bergoo Creek Bait & Tackle are available for supplies and info!
  • Travel the Mountain Parkway Byway and Backway, and add Mollohan’s Mill to your trip. As one of the country’s remaining turbine driven grist mills, it’s well worth the trip!


Be sure to check out our Events Calendar to experience all Webster County has to offer this year!