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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.

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.

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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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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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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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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Picnic Shelters

Cacapon State Park offers shelters and a gazebo - seven are reservable. 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 and descriptions are found on the Rates tab at the top of this page.

Boat Dock
Nature Center Shelter

Sporting Clays 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 oversight of a range supervisor. The trap range does not require a hunting license.

Sporting Clays – Walk-in or Reserved Options

Walk-ins as well as advanced reservations appointments are available on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, only as available. Reservations only are welcomed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

Range Hours

September – Memorial Day – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Memorial Day – Labor Day – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Last shooters are at 5:00 p.m.)
Call 304-258-1022 for advanced reservations.


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Fees are inclusive of sales tax.

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

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

Swimming and Boating

lake recreation at cacaponLake front swimming is available at Cacapon Resort State Park Lake. Open daily Tuesday through Sunday, the summer beach hours are from 10:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, however, the beach is closed on Monday, except Monday's that fall on observed holidays of Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.

NOTE: Open May 27 – August 20, 2017; Closed August 21-25; Open August 25-27; Closed August 28 – September ; Open September 2-4, 2017. Closed for the summer season after Labor Day. Dates are subject to change.

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