Nestled in the mountains of North Central West Virginia, Taylor County you will find a unique history, culture, communities, recreation, and adventure.

Just south of downtown Grafton, WV is the large and often unknown quiet Tygart Lake.  Enjoy a day at the lake by renting a kayak, boat, attending a cruise, taking advantage of the Tygart Lake State Park hiking trails, cabins, campground, beach area, and lodge. Relax in the evening by hitting some t’s at the golf course, attending a lake cruise, or Tygart River float. Tygart Lake is a great place for family fun and conveniently located just 30 miles from Morgantown, WV, 22 miles from Fairmont, WV, and 20 miles from Bridgeport, WV.

Downtown Grafton is still an active coal town full of historic buildings, art galleries, shops, and a café’. View and hear the active train yard that runs along downtown as you take a walking history tour. Grafton, West Virginia is also home of The Grafton Monster who is said to roam the outskirts and dense woodlands in the outskirts of Taylor County.

If your looking for a unique vacation destination away from the hustle and bustle of most tourist areas in the Eastern, USA, Tygart Lake in Grafton, WV is a great off the beaten path choice . Whatever you definition of fun, Taylor County offers something for everyone!

3-Day Weekend Getaway Itinerary 

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Tygart Lake Cruises EVENTS

Tygart Lake State Park Foundation

The Tygart Lake State Park Foundation was chartered in 1999. Their purpose is to aid, strengthen, enhance and support the services of Tygart Lake State Park. The TLSP Foundation meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday of each month @6pm at The Lodge. Meetings are open for all interested.
The TLSPF annual events include an Easter Egg Hunt, Shoreline and Trail Clean Up, Fishing Derby, Summer Music in Park Series, Back to School Beach Luau, Appalachian Fall Fest, Craft Show, Applebutter Making, Hayride, Haunted Trail, Breakfast with Santa, and Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides in the Park. See EVENTS calendar below. 

Tygart Lake State Park Foundation Calendar of Events (pdf)

Tygart Lake State Park EVENTS