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The Great Outdoors

Just miles wide in some sections, the Top of West Virginia is still chock full fabulous West Virginia green spaces, trails, parks, rivers and lakes. Brooke and Hancock counties and the City of Weirton offer opportunities for biking, hunting, fishing, golfing, disc golf, canoeing… you name it. West Virginia is still wild and wonderful at the top!

TRSP lake and cloudTomlinson Run State Park (Off WV Route 8 in Hancock County, near New Manchester)

  • 1,398 acres
  • Pool and waterslide
  • Multiple playgrounds
  • 4 Reservable Shelters
  • Campground with Camper Cabins and Yurts
  • Paddleboats and Rowboat Rentals
  • Miniature Golf & Disc Golf
  • Miles of hiking and biking trails
  • 28 acre lake and four bass ponds
  • Public concrete boat ramp is available and electric motors only are permitted
  • Trout stocked in stream and lake once each month February through May
  • Adult catfish are stocked each June
  • www.tomlinsonrunsp.com

Brooke Hills Park (Off WV 27, just over 5 miles from downtown Wellsburg)

Edgewater Park Campgrounds

Laurel Hollow Park (Off WV 2 in Newell)

Austin Lake

Hancock County Parks and Recreation

  • Gas Valley Sports Complex, Pavilion & Playground
  • Clarke Field Playground
  • Lawrenceville Park
  • Cove Valley Park
  • www.hancockcountywv.org

Brooke County Parks and Recreationbrooke hills park memorial WDT

Hillcrest Wildlife Management Area (Hancock County near New Cumberland, access is off of WV 8 via County Route 18)

  • 2,212 acres in Hancock County
  • Hunting opportunities
  • Public shooting range

Kennedy Marina and Campgrounds (110 Kennedy Marina Park Dr., Newell, WV 26050)

Cross Creek Wildlife Management Area (Approximately 6 miles northeast of Wellsburg along County Route 7)

  • 2,078 acres in Brooke County
  • Hunting opportunities
  • Beaver ponds located along Parmar Run

Castlemans Run Lake Wildlife Management Area

  • 486 acres in split between Brooke and Ohio Counties
  • Hunting opportunities
  • Fishing opportunities on the 22 acre lake
  • Trout stocking, once in February and bi-weekly March through May
  • Adult channel catfish stocked once during June
  • Small boat ramp, electric motors only

WMA Maps available @ www.wvdnr.gov/wmamapproj/INDEX.shtm

Ohio River Public Access Sites

  • Chester
  • New Cumberland
  • Weirton
  • Wellsburg
  • Kings Creek
  • Hancock County
  • Trout stocking, stocked once in February and once every two weeks from March through May

Buffalo Creek (USFWS Ohio River Island Wildlife Refuge, mainland)

  • Brooke County
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Trout stocking, stocked once in February and once every two weeks from March through May
  • Canoe float trip along Buffalo Creek
Top Of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau
Fax: 304-797-7009
Write to us at:
Top of WV CVB
PO Box 98
Weirton, WV 26062
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3393 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062
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