Loading Events

« All Events

Geology Rocks! : Tygart Lake

October 7 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm

It’s another rockin’ weekend at a West Virginia State Park. This time it’s Tygart Lake State Park that has invited state geologists to present a Friday evening program and Saturday walk/hike about the geology of West Virginia.

Have you ever asked ‘Is there gold in these WV hills?’ or “What is an earthquake?” This program is for you. Youth and adults alike may skip a stone on water, but do you know the geology of the Mountain State ? Geology rocks! Join us.

You’ll discover and learn about rocks, minerals and fossils during an evening presentation held at Tygart Lake Lodge (conference room) at 6:30 p.m., Friday, October 7, 2022. The presentation includes examples of rocks/fossils discussed. The program is free to attend and open to the public.

Geology Rocks! is presented by geologists of the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey and hosted by Tygart Lake State Park staff and Jacob Jackson, Park Naturalist.

Don’t forget: A Saturday morning, October 8, 2022 is Rock Hike is planned at 10:00 a.m. Meet at the Nature Center parking lot for a rock talk-and-walk.

A Geology Rocks patch is a memento for participating in these programs.

The Geology Rocks game will be staged at the park for groups or families to have some fun learning about the geology of West Virginia and getting a little exercise. Check the park bulletin boards or activity sheet fliers for the location.

Reserve lodging online:

Book Now


October 7
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Event Tags:


Tygart Lake State Park
1240 Paul E. Malone Rd
Grafton, WV 26354 United States
+ Google Map