A growing and thriving hub of activity
Doddridge County Park was founded in 1972 as a 57-acre park and has since grown to an over 250-acre park. The Park is situated in a natural setting in the heart of North Central West Virginia. The Park Commission and staff work hard to provide a variety of recreational and nature-based activities and opportunities to a broad range of Doddridge County citizens and guests.
Why Choose DCP
Fun for all ages
Over the years we’ve added many features that provide people with fun and challenging visits. With picnic areas, playgrounds, pool, hiking trails and sports courts, the Park can entertain from the youngest guest to the oldest. The Parks Game Court now contains corn hole, oversized Connect Four, chess and checkers table, and soon a foosball table.
A home to fairs
We host festivals and fairs that offer guests great food, music, amusement rides and entertainment. The Park hosts three festivals each summer. First the Mountain State Scottish & Celtic Gathering in May, the Ephraim Bee Festival in September and each year in late August, the park is transformed into a magical amusement park, as we host the Doddridge County Fair.
for a lifetime
Thanks to a generous donation, the Park was able to open Lone Pine Campground – offering guests RV campsites and yurts to make trips to the park last a little longer. Click on CAMP WITH US to explore the campground and make a reservation. The Park continues to add amenities for a great camping experience.
Scenic and convenient location
Situated just minutes from Rt. 50, the Park boasts activities and amenities to rival much larger state parks. And, we are uniquely
positioned to act as a basecamp for excursions on the North Bend Rail Trail. Whether you are looking for a relaxing campout, a challenging hike or a creekside picnic Doddridge County Park offers what you need to Live Life Outdoors!
A Park with History
Doddridge County Park, located in West Union, West Virginia, is a non-profit county-operated park system with the purpose to provide outdoor use and recreation. The park was established in 1972 when 57 acres of land were purchased from the Starr Family.
The Park is a unique collaboration between the Doddridge County Parks & Recreation Commission and the Doddridge County 4-H. The 4-H Camp was located in Smithburg but was purchased by the Department of Highways in the late 1960’s. The Camp was located in the way of the development of US Route 50. Since the DCPRC was looking for land to establish a county park and the 4-H was looking to reestablish a camp the two groups joined together to purchase the land and develop a park/4-H camp.
The Park’s Founding
Doddridge County Park founded as a 57-acre park
The Park was gifted over 180 acres from Lone Pine Operating, LLC that helped expand it toward its present size. This gift spurred the Park Commission to begin a master planning process.
The master planning process culminated with a plan to add several amenities to the park. Work began and eventually the following upgrades were completed: an RV Park, tent sites and three yurts for overnight stays that form the foundation for the Lone Pine Campground at Doddridge County Park; over six (6) miles of hiking and biking trails; and a disk golf course.
A $1.7 million dollar renovation the pool was begun.
New Splash Pad
The new pool opened in May of 2021 with a new Splash Zone and Kiddie Pool area.