Named after the Cherokee word for “starry waters,” Watoga State Park is the state’s largest state park, spread over 10,000 acres of mountainous terrain hiding crystal clear lakes and streams and richly forested hillsides. Formerly a state forest, the state park opened to the public in 1937. Today, Watoga is known for its excellent fishing opportunities along Watoga Lake, its strenuous hiking trails leading to magnificent overlooks, its rustic cabins, and its fire tower-turned-observation overlook.
Additionally, the International Dark Sky Association awarded Watoga State Park with an official Dark Sky Park status in October 2021.
Sounds beautiful! What town is near here?
It’s not too far from Marlinton to the north.