About This Park
Positioned in the shadow of a folded mountain ridge in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle Cacapon Resort State Park is a 6,000-acre, year-round destination. The park is frequented by both nature lovers and adventure seekers from around the state, as well as nearby cities such as Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Cacapon Resort is also a draw for history buffs due to its proximity to the historic town of Berkeley Springs and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Extend your stay by booking a room at the park’s recently renovated lodge — the newest in the state park system — in a cabin or the restored Old Inn.
Cacapon Resort includes amenities such as beautiful indoor and outdoor dining options, a full spa and a championship golf course. Outdoor adventures like hiking and mountain biking, fishing and camping are also available to experience.
- Phone: 304-258-1022
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- Address: 818 Cacapon Lodge Dr., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Cacapon State Park was constructed by the Federal Civilian Conservation Corps on land that had been clear-cut for its viable timber in the early 20th century. It officially opened July 1, 1937. Most of the construction of the park took place in the 1940s by CCC workers, with additional construction of cabins and the lodge in the 1950s. The famous Robert Trent Jones golf course was added to the park in 1973, advancing it to the status of a resort park.
The restaurant, located in the park’s lodge, offers a variety of delectable menu selections. It’s open year-round and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant caters to banquets, receptions and barbecues for special groups like business meetings, family reunions and weddings. The restaurant offers a menu of traditional American, including steaks, seafood, chicken and pastas. Special menus and hours are offered for the following holidays: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, and Thanksgiving. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and hours vary according to the season.
- Beach Snack Bar, located at the beach swimming area and open daily from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, serves up sandwiches, pizza, ice cream and beverages.
- Golf Shop Snack Bar is open daily, starting in April through October and has sandwiches and beverages. It’s open for breakfast and lunch, but hours will vary according to the season.
TrailsDownload Park Trail Map
Cabin Loop Trail
The starting and ending point of this trail is between Cabins 21 and 22. It follows the base of Piney Ridge and passes through oaks, maples, pines, mountain laurel, blueberry and flowering dogwood.
Distance: 0.75 miles
Start from Batt Picnic Area, near Cabin 1, Cabin 10 or from either log cabin area road. The elevation at the Batt Picnic area is 1,200 feet. Points of interest are Bear Den Rocks and a nearby crag that overlooks the broad valley between Cacapon and Sleepy Creek mountains. The trail crosses the east side of Cacapon Mountain, the north and middle forks of Indian Run and passes through mixed hardwoods, pines, blueberry bushes and various flowering plants.
Distance: 5 Miles
Difficulty: Moderate with some midgrade uphill sections
This loop trail starts at the main park road near the boat dock entrance, and also near cabins 21 and 25. The main point of interest is a crag overlooking the Sleepy Creek Valley. Elevations range from 900 to 1,240 feet. The trail winds through mixed forest trees, Keefer Sandstone outcroppings and boulders from which wildlife and birds may be observed. Look for flowering shrubs and wildflowers in season.
Distance: 2 miles (loop)
Difficulty: Moderate with some midgrade uphill sections
Start and end this hike at the tennis court parking lot. The trail is a crusher run rock accessible path traveling through the picnic area near the lake.
Distance: 0.3 miles (loop)
Piney Ridge Trail
This short trail leads through pine and mixed oak forest. Elevations range from 950 to 1,100 feet.
Distance: 1 mile (loop)
Start from the bathhouse or the bridge near the beach. Elevations range from 900 to 1,080 feet. The trail leads past Oriskany Sandstone outcroppings on Warm Springs Ridge and Indian Run. Along the way, you may see pine and mixed hardwood trees, laurel, flowering shrubs and wildflowers in season.
Distance: 1.5 miles
Starting points and views are the same as the Central Trail, but move to a higher elevation of about 2,200 feet. The trail winds upward to the top of Cacapon Mountain, the highest mountain in the eastern panhandle. Birds and deer may be seen along this trail, especially in the morning hours.
Distance: 5 miles (loop)
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Berkeley Springs State Park
Berkeley Springs State Park is just 10 miles from Cacapon Resort. The newly renovated Bath House first opened in 1930. Since then, thousands have enjoyed the variety of baths and treatments in the warm mineral waters that flow from the springs at a constant temperature of 74.3 degrees Fahrenheit. The springs come from five principal sources and numerous lesser ones, all within a hundred yards, providing approximately 2,000 gallons of clear, sparkling water per minute. Enjoy bathing in the outdoor springs, a popular pastime since before the days of George Washington!
Berkeley Springs, WV
Voted USA Today’s Top 10 Best Small Southern Town in 2015, Berkeley Springs is a historic spa and art-filled town nestled in the West Virginia mountains only 90 minutes from the Washington/Baltimore metro area. It boasts warm mineral springs, world-class dining, blocks of distinctive shops, full-service spas and more than 100 lodging choices, from elegant B&Bs and historic inns, to cabins and resorts. Golf, hiking, biking and swimming share the schedule with year-round festivals, live music and theater. Friendly people, welcoming mountains and a sense of place mark Berkeley Springs as a getaway for all seasons and tastes.
The city of Martinsburg is situated along the old Cumberland Trail, just 36 miles from Cacapon State Park. While in Martinsburg, take a stroll through the Martinsburg Mall. Movie goers can take in a movie at the Hoyts Theater located adjacent to the mall. Dine at one of the many restaurants or enjoy a live musical rendition at the Apollo Theater.
Shepherdstown is the oldest town in West Virginia and definitely one of the most vibrant! Only 43 miles from Cacapon State Park, Shepherdstown is situated on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River. Noted for its fine cuisine, the gourmet restaurants offer an array of cultural foods. Many of the town’s historical buildings on German Street house quaint little gift shops and bakeries. Shepherdstown has plenty of entertainment like music, drama and film, rich history and many other elements of the arts that give you a real feel for uniquely West Virginia culture.
Charles Town, WV
Charles Town is home to Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Just 47 miles from Cacapon State Park, the casino offers a spectacular gaming facility, thoroughbred racing year-round, superb on-site restaurants and a spacious food court. Action, excitement and true West Virginia hospitality is enjoyed by all!
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Just 53 miles from Cacapon State Park, Harpers Ferry offers visitors a chance to step back in time. This quaint, historic community is situated on the banks of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Join a guided ranger tour, visit the exhibits and museums, or just stroll the streets of this historic town. Noted for John Brown’s raid in 1859, which set the country in motion toward civil war, and being a refugee camp for thousands of runaway slaves, the Harpers Ferry area has served a pivotal role in the nation’s history.