Recreation in Berkeley Springs, WV

Reacreation in Berkeley Springs, WV
Wading in Berkeley Springs State Park
Swimming in Berkeley Springs State Park
Golfing at Cacapon Resort
Ice Fishing in Morgan County, WV
Paddle Boating at Cacapon Resort State Park
Hunting in Morgan County, WV
Swimming at Cacapon Resort
Hiking in Morgan County, WV
Fishing in Morgan County WV
Fishing in Morgan County, WV
Fishing in Berkeley Springs, WV

Recreation

Make Berkeley Springs the center of your outdoor adventure fun.  The surrounding countryside is an historic playground with wooded mountains and ridges, two rivers and several lakes.  Today those natural wonders welcome 21st century action.

GOLF

HIKING

  • Mountain trails on Cacapon Mountain are accessible from Cacapon State Park.
  • The C&O Canal is the gold standard for easy hiking, biking rollerblading. Hikers love the Paw Paw Tunnel.
  • The challenging Tuscarora Trail connects to the Appalachian Trail.
  • Eidolon Nature Preserve hiking trails.

BIKING

  • The ridges and valleys of Morgan County are ideal terrain for scenic road biking and mountain biking
  • Easy riding on the C&O Canal towpath along the Potomac River.
  • The nearly mile-long Paw Paw Tunnel, largest man-made structure on the Canal is along the towpath.
  • Bikes rentals are available at C&O Bicycle.

HUNTING & FISHING

  • Fish, canoe and boat from public access points on the Potomac and Cacapon rivers, area streams and lakes at Cacapon State Park and Sleepy Creek WMA Lake. MAP
  • The Ridge Fish Hatchery breeds famous West Virginia trout used to stock local lakes.
  • Sleepy Creek Lake has bass, sunfish, pike and crappie.
  • Hunting and fishing licenses are required of both residents and nonresidents 15 to 65 years of age. NEVER hunt on private land without permission
  • Shotgun sports are available at two locations in the county.
  • Sleepy Creek Sports: sporting clays and trap; handgun and rimfire rifle lanes.
  • Cacapon State Park:  trap shooting/shotgun shooting at clay targets.

WATER SPORTS...

  • ...are not limited to soaking in the warm mineral springs.
  • Berkeley Springs State Park public outdoor pool.  Open daily Memorial Day - Labor Day.
  • Cacapon State Park lake: sand beach, swimming, paddle boats.
  • Potomac River: power boats allowed.
  • Sleepy Creek WMA Lake: electric motors only. in the wildlife management area.  are preferred sports on the
  • Cacapon River: canoeing, kayaking, tubing. Bring your own equipment.  MAP

FITNESS & GAMES

  • Rankin’s Fitness Center: state-of-the-art machine room, indoor basketball court, therapy pool.
  • Cacapon State Park and Biser Street Park in town: public tennis, basketball, volleyball courts
  • Paw Paw Town Park: softball field and playground.
  • Morgan County Recreation Area: five ball fields for league play. Spectators welcome.
  • Bowling alley: open daily, year 'round

HORSEBACK RIDING

WINTER SPORTS

ECOTOURISM

  • Geology, birding, rare plants, hiking and the ecosystem of the Cacapon River. Organized education opportunities are also available. Brochure.