Cacapon Resort State Park

Location: Morgan County

Cacapon Resort State Park was the first CCC state park to be completed. Camp Morgan, named after the county it is in, was established October 4, 1934 in what is now the main picnic area in the park. The land was devastated by clear-cutting of the timber and by poor agricultural practices of small subsistence farmers during the Great Depression. The men were responsible for the construction of 27 miles of roads and trails within the park, bath house, lake, dam and beach, picnic areas and shelters, stables, supply house, staff residences and rental cabins. The 12-room Old Inn was the first lodge in the WV Park system.

For more information:

  1. National Register of Historic Places Listing
  2. Clio entry
  3. Park website