State Park of the Week: Cedar Creek

Enjoy hiking, fishing and camping right in the middle of Almost Heaven, West Virginia

No matter where you live in the Mountain State, you don’t have to travel far to find your way to Cedar Creek State Park. Located right in the heart of West Virginia near Glenville, Cedar Creek is quiet, peaceful and shows our beautiful state in all its true glory.

If your day job has you stressed or if you’re simply in need of some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle, let the winding country roads lead you and your family over rolling hills and through wide valleys to this beautiful park. Here’s everything you need to know to plan a perfect trip to Cedar Creek!

A place where you can get lost in the outdoors and learn about West Virginia’s past

The idyllic setting of Cedar Creek State Park will have you feeling relaxed in no time. Whether you’re casting a line into the park’s fishing ponds or sitting by your campfire, it’s easy to forget about your cares and enjoy a worry-free escape when you’re surrounded by nature.

Like most state parks, hiking is a popular activity. Check out the Park View Trail near the bridge across Cedar Creek for many scenic views of the park. Or take a meandering walk on Fisherman’s Trail for access to some of the best fishing spots in the area. You can’t go wrong with a good hike!

After a morning of outdoor activities, settle down for the afternoon with a picnic lunch as you listen to the park’s streams rippling over flat rocks. Once you’re rested, check out Cedar Creek’s one-room schoolhouse, open to visitors most Saturdays during the summer. Built in 1910, the schoolhouse has a tin roof and is furnished with a pot-bellied stove, student desks, filled bookcases and a blackboard and teacher’s desk.

If the one-room schoolhouse piques your interest in West Virginia history, check out the park office and campground check in, a restored log cabin which was formerly a Gilmer County historical landmark.

Cedar Creek

Your new favorite campground

You know you’re in Almost Heaven when you wake up to the sound of birds singing and cool morning mist still clings to the air. Cedar Creek has 65 campsites, perfect for singles and families to enjoy that camping trip they’ve always wanted to go on. And if you’ve got friends or loved ones you haven’t seen for a while, gather a group for some good old camping fun at the 10-site group campground.

Cedar Creek also has a miniature golf course and game courts. Paddleboats also are available for rent on the lake and you can even take dip in the pool during the summer! While there are plenty of activities to enjoy, the most important thing is spending quality time with friends and family, or taking time to relax on your own.

Big and small, high and low, West Virginia State Parks are home to your fondest memories and experiences yet to come. Visit Cedar Creek and you’ll find a new reason to love Almost Heaven. Plan your trip today!

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