Parks & Forests

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Bakers Island Recreation Area

Webster Springs, WV

Ballfield, basketball courts, picnic pavilions, grandstand, walking trail, playground, swimming pool, public river access and is host to many events.

Telephone: 304-847-5411

Big Ditch Lake & Wildlife Management Area

Cowen, WV

The wildlife management area contains 388 acres offering small game, waterfowl, and bow hunting; however, hunting is limited by the area’s small size. The lake’s 55 acres provide warm-water fishing for large-mouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish. Fishing pier accommodates wheelchairs. Boats may use electric motors only. A walking trail circles the lake and … Continue reading Big Ditch Lake & Wildlife Management Area

Telephone: 304-924-6211

Camp Caesar

Cowen, WV

Camp Caesar can be found nestled on the edge of Monongahela National Forest in the towering mountains of southern Webster County. This 300 acre 4-H camp includes lodging and camping facilities, exhibit and assembly halls, recreational facilities and much more. Originally founded in 1922, Camp Caesar is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Telephone: 304 226-3888
Website: www.campcaesar.info

Holly River State Park

Hacker Valley, WV

Holly River is the second largest park in the West Virginia park system with a total of 8,101 acres. Nestled in a narrow valley, the park is surrounded by heavily forested mountains some reaching heights of over 2,800 feet. There are many miles of hiking trails within the park, ranging from very easy to very … Continue reading Holly River State Park

Telephone: (304) 493-6353
Website: http://www.hollyriver.com

Monongahela National Forest

Over 65,000 acres of the Monongahela National Forest lie within Webster County’s borders, including portions of the Cranberry Back Country and Cranberry Wilderness area. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, camping, hiking, cycling, hunting, fishing, horse back riding, cross country skiing and communing with nature.

Telephone: 304-846-2695
Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/mnf/

Salt Sulphur Well & Veterans Memorial

Webster Springs, WV

In the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, salt sulphur springs drew thousands of visitors to Webster Springs each year. The water, highly impregnated with hydrogen sulfide gas, were thought to be beneficial for ills of the liver, stomach, kidneys and bladder and were sought for both health and luxury. One well remains, at the corner … Continue reading Salt Sulphur Well & Veterans Memorial