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Cacapon Resort State Park encompasses over 6,000 acres. Over 20 miles of trails maintained for the hikers visiting the park. From a leisure walker to an avid hiker, Cacapon has a trail to suit you. Park map and trail guides are available at the front desk. Check out the other great recreational opportunities of the Berkeley Springs area.

Cacapon Resort Trail Map 
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Picnic Shelters

Cacapon State Park  offers eight reservable shelters. All shelters have grills. Each shelter is an ideal location for group functions, barbeques, reunions and family gatherings. All shelters may be rented two years in advance.  Shelter rental rates are found on the Rates tab at the top of this page.


It has three picnic tables inside and will seat 20 people. Located in the middle of the picnic area, with electricity.


Holds 18 picnic tables and will seat 100 people. Located beside the lake and playground, no electric.


Has six picnic tables and will seat 36 people. Located on the mountain road going up to the overlook. No electricity.

Boat Dock

Has four picnic tables and will seat 30 people. Located beside the boat docks, with electric.


Seats 80 people and has electricity. Overlooks the beach. Popular for wedding receptions.


Has three picnic tables and seats 18 people. Located in the picnic area close to the nature center. No electricity.


Has three picnic tables and will seat 18 people. Located on the road going to the Boat Dock. No electricity.

Nature Center Shelter

Holds 18 picnic tables and will seat 100 people. Located beside the lake and playground, with electric.


Includes an accessible picnic table. Will seat six people. Located in the picnic area before you get to the nature center. No electricity.

Wobble Clay (Trap) Shooting Range

Cacapon Resort’s newest outdoor sport activity is trap shooting, one of the three major forms of competitive clay pigeon shooting (shotgun shooting at clay targets). A fee based activity, each shooter has twenty-five shots per round with all shooting done under the authority of a range supervisor. The trap range does not require a hunting license but does require a reservation.

Hours of Operation:

Reservations are accepted year-round, seven days a week, weather permitting. Reservations are required. Call 304-258-1022.

Reservations hours:

September – May – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Memorial Day – Labor Day – 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Fees are inclusive of sales tax.

Wobble Trap Range Full (complete) Package: $23 round/per person
Range provides: All equipment necessary. Shotgun use, shells, clay targets, shooting vest, eye/ear protection. Range supervision.

Wobble Trap Range Clays Only Package: $7 round/per person
Customer provides: personal firearm and shells.
Range provides: use of shooting vest, eye/ear protection, clay targets. Range supervision.

Read what folks are saying  “Pull pull, Wobble wobble. Bang bang”
For more Wobble Clay range information and use guidelines (pdf)

Horseback Riding

Well-mannered horses and experienced guides allow even the beginner to enjoy Mother Nature on horseback with Triple “C” Outfitters located at Cacapon State Park. Each ride is accompanied by an experienced guide that will lead you through the bridle trails of Cacapon. Pony rides are available for those a little less experienced.

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Golf Course

At 2,300 feet, the championship golf course at Cacapon, designed by golf course designer Robert Trent Jones, Sr., makes prime use of the rolling foothills at the base of the ridge.

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Nature and Recreation Programs

nature center at cacapon resortThe Nature Center offers a variety of nature and recreation programs year-round. The programs are both educational and exciting, offering unique perspectives into the natural history of the area while offering a better understanding of flora, fauna, geology and other nature-based characteristics.

Nature Center programs are offered daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day and Tuesday through Saturday from September through May.

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Swimming and Boating

lake recreation at cacaponLake front swimming is available at Cacapon Resort State Park Lake.  Summer beach hours are from 10:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Call for hours of operation.

Game Courts

Take advantage of the game courts available at Cacapon.

  • Tennis courts
  • Paved basketball court
  • Sand volleyball court

Hours may vary during the season, so it is always a good idea to call regarding hours or rates.


Two areas at the park, the lake and reservoir, offer fishing opportunities. The lake is stocked in the spring for trout fishing, but other fish that can be caught are bass, catfish and blue gill. The reservoir is not stocked. Nearby fishing opportunities include the Potomac River and Cacapon River. Anyone under the age of 15 does not need a West Virginia Fishing License but must be accompanied by a licensed adult. Anglers over 15 years of age are required to obtain a fishing license with proper stamps. Short term fishing licenses are sold at Cacapon Lodge.

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