Your guide to summer adventures, nature escapes at Cacapon Resort

Scenic beauty, outdoor adventures and resort amenities. Cacapon Resort State Park has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing cabin getaway or exciting summer vacation with your family. With 6,000 acres to explore, Cacapon is one of the most popular destinations for outdoor adventures and nature escapes in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle.

Whether you’re a regular at Cacapon or first time visitor, here’s some advice to help make your trip one you’ll never forget.

Whether you’re getting away from the city for the weekend or enjoying a summer vacation with your family, the opportunities for adventure at Cacapon Resort are endless. Check out these attractions and activities during your stay:

  • 18-Hole Robert Trent Jones Golf Course
  • Guided horseback riding at Triple “C” Outfitters
  • Sporting clays range
  • Cacapon Lake
  • Hiking and biking trails
  • Disc golf
  • Game courts
  • Guided Nature and recreation programs
  • Fishing

In addition to outdoor adventures, Cacapon Resort offers many lodge amenities for families to enjoy during their trip. There’s a swimming pool and fitness center, the Healing Waters Spa and Prospects Restaurant. Plan an extended trip to enjoy them all!

Whether you want to hike a short trail or take on a more difficult trek, each trail at Cacapon Resort provides great examples of the rocky outcroppings that make this park so special. Here are a few of our favorite trails:

Ridge Trail

This trail starts at the bathhouse or bridge near the beach and leads you past sandstone outcroppings on Warm Springs Ridge and Indian Run. Features pine and mixed hardwood trees, laurel, flowering shrubs and wildflowers and elevations ranging from 900 to 1,080 feet.

Distance: 1.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

Ziler Loop

This trail will take you to the top of Cacapon Mountain, the tallest point in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle. Start at the Batt Picnic Area, near Cabin 1, Cabin 10 or from either log cabin area road. Features incredible views from 2,200 feet.

Distance: 5 miles loop
Difficulty: Moderate

Rock and Roll Trail and Middle Fork trails

These two trails are new to Cacapon Resort and can be used by hikers and bikers. Check in with the park office for more information and a trail map.

Places to Stay at Cacapon Resort State Park

After a day of outdoor adventures, you’ll want to rest and recharge and Cacapon has plenty of options when it comes to overnight accommodations.

Cacapon Lodge
With indoor and outdoor dining, a spa and a view of the park’s golf course, Cacapon Lodge is the perfect place for adventurers to wind down. The newly-renovated lodge features 124 rooms and offers a relaxed setting complete with a lounge, TV, board games, fireplace and cozy furniture.

Cacapon has 31 cabins located throughout the park. Experience the comforts of your home away from home in one of the park’s classic or vacation cabins or get some much-needed rest and relaxation in a lovely wooded area by staying in a legacy or economy cabin. For a unique stay, check out the Old Inn, which was the first lodge in the West Virginia state parks system. The Old Inn is perfect for family reunions and group retreats and features 12 rooms and a large dining room and meeting space that can accommodate up to 32 people.

Whether you’re ready to conquer Cacapon Mountain or in need of a spa day, there’s plenty to do on your trip to Cacapon Resort. Here are a few suggested itinerary items for a perfect trip:

  • Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Prospects Restaurant
  • Hit the links on the Robert Trent Jones course
  • Let the kids enjoy the beach with swimming, boating, fishing opportunities
  • Eat lunch at the beach snack bar or at Getty Snack Bar at the Pro Shop
  • Join the naturalist for a program at the Nature Center or enjoy a guided horseback ride
  • Meet back at the lodge for a relaxing massage and delectable dinner with drinks by the fireside

Pro-tip for getting the most out of your trip to Cacapon Resort

  • Visit in the summer when pollinator fields are in bloom around Cacapon Resort’s lodge and golf course.
  • Plan an extended trip to Cacapon Resort and visit nearby Berkeley Springs State Park.
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