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Parks and Other Recreations

Fort Boreman Historical Park

Location Parkersburg, WV
(Off US 50, Marrtown Rd exit, Parkersburg, WV)

http://www.woodcountywv.com

Located two miles from downtown Parkersburg, the park features a partially reconstructed Union Civil War fortification, trenches, interpretive signage, picnic shelters and spectacular views of Parkersburg and the Ohio and Little Kanawha Rivers.

Hours:
Dawn to Dusk

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Fort Neal Park

Location 1050 1st Ave
Parkersburg, WV
(Off US 50 at Fairfax St)

Features a new 10,000 square foot concrete skate park built by Grindline Skateparks.  The cloverleaf bowl has depths of 6', 8' and 10' for advanced skaters.  The street style section includes hubba ledges, stairs, rails, quarter pipe transitions, pool pocket, 3 set ledge manual pad and box pads.

Admission Free

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Jackson Park

Location 1301 34th St
Vienna, WV
(Entrance from 34th St or Rosemar Rd, Vienna, WV)

Children’s playground, public swimming pool, tennis, softball and basketball, picnic facilities.  To reserve picnic shelters call 304-295-6928.

Hours:
Dawn to Dusk

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Lapping the Couch Adventures, LLC

Location 113 Ann St
Parkersburg, WV
304-482-3062

http://www.lappingthecouchadventures.com

Kayaks, paddle boards and bikes; sales, rental and service. Jackson Kayaks, Fuji, Breezer, SE, Kestrel bikes. Located at confluence of Ohio and Little Kanawha Rivers. Home of the Parkersburg Paddlefest.

Hours:
Wed - Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Closed Mon - Tues

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M & D Horses

Location 35163 SR 26
Graysville, OH
740-934-2575

http://www.manddhorses.com

A complete outdoor recreation outfitter in Monroe County, OH.  Ride horseback on beautiful trails or spend the day on the water in a kayak or canoe.  Enjoy a meal at the end of your day. 

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Marietta Adventure Company

Location 219 B Second St
Marietta, OH 45750
740-538-0801

http://www.mariettaadventurecompany.com

A full-service bicycle and kayak shop: Brands include Specialized bikes, Perception, Dagger, and Wilderness Systems kayaks and Mad Rock Climbing gear.  Also offering bicycle/kayak rentals and shuttle service!

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McDonough Wildlife Refuge

Location Vienna, WV
(Rosemar Rd, Vienna, WV)

Hiking trails, duck marshes, comfort stations, overlook, identified trees and picnic facilities.

Hours:
Dawn to Dusk

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Mountwood Park

Location 1014 Volcano Rd
Waverly, WV
(US 50, 12 miles east of Parkersburg, WV)

304-679-3611, 877-320-1688

http://www.mountwoodpark.org

With trails for hikers, bikers and horseback riders, a lake for fishermen and campsites, shelters, playgrounds, boat rentals and a gift shop for families, there's something for everyone at Mountwood Park.

Hours:
Dawn to Dusk

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North Bend Rail Trail

Location 202 North Bend State Park
Cairo, WV 26337
(Along US 50 from Parkersburg to Clarksburg, WV)

304-643-2931

http://www.northbendrailtrailstatepark.com

Stretching 72 miles through 13 tunnels, rural countryside and several historic sites with mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, buggy rides and nature walks.  Rental bikes available.  Call for a free guide.

Hours:
Dawn to Dusk Admission Free

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North Bend State Park

North Bend State Park

Location 202 North Bend State Park
Cairo, WV 26337
(Just off US 50, east of Parkersburg, WV)

304-643-2931, 800-CALL-WVA

http://www.northbendsp.com

This 2,400-acre park includes a lodge, deluxe cabins, campgrounds, and full service restaurant.  Plus a 305-acre lake with fishing, kayaking and canoeing.  North Bend Rail Trail is located nearby with hiking and biking.  Other recreation includes outdoor pool (seasonal), picnicking and special events.

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Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Location 3982 Waverly Road
Williamstown, WV 26187
304 375-2923

http://www.fws.gov/refuge/ohio_river_islands/

Protecting habitat for wildlife along 362 miles of the Ohio River. The refuge features fishing, hiking, hunting wildlife observation and a visitor facility. Pets OK on a leash. Also see Middle Island - St. Marys, WV.

Hours:
Vistors Center Hours - April-November, 8-4:30 Mon.-Sat.; December-March, 8-4:30 Mon.-Fri. Admission Free

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Parkersburg City Park

Location 1920 Park Ave
Parkersburg, WV
(Between 18th and 23rd Sts)

Among the stately oaks and elms are a pool, miniature golf, horseshoe courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic shelters and playground.  Also Cooper Log Cabin Museum.

Hours:
Dawn to 11:00 p.m. Admission Free

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Point Park

Location Parkersburg, WV
(Foot of 2nd St at the confluence of the Little Kanawha and Ohio Rivers )

Debarkation point for excursions to Blennerhassett Island.  Site of Parkersburg’s early settlement. George Washington stopped here on his trip down the Ohio in 1770.  Features walking trails and ampitheatre, ADA accessible fishing.  Boat landing available.

Hours:
24 hours a day

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Quincy Park

Location 1000 Quincy St
Parkersburg, WV
(Quincy St with access off 8th St or 13th St)

Overlook offers a scenic panorama of downtown Parkersburg, WV, the Ohio River and Blennerhassett Island. Picnic facilities, grills and playground.

Hours:
Dawn to 11:00 p.m.

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Southwood Park

Location 2000 Belmont Rd
Parkersburg, WV
(Off Blizzard Dr (WV 14))

Featured attraction at this recreation facility is a 435-foot water slide.  Other activities include swimming pool, playground, tennis courts, sand volleyball and picnic areas.

Hours:
Dawn to 11:00 p.m.

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Tomlinson Park

Location Williamstown, WV
(Highland Ave, Williamstown, WV)

Great playground for children.  Adjacent to tennis courts, outdoor basketball court.  Picnic tables and shade trees.  Women’s Clubhouse in park available for rental.

Hours:
Dawn to Dusk

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Veterans Memorial Park

Location Waverly, WV
(Off WV 2 on WV 31 near Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport)

304-424-1976

This 28-acre park has six shelters named for each branch of the military, picnic tables, water fountain, a well-equipped and maintained playground, basketball court and a small pond for fishing. 

Hours:
Daily 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day

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Wayne National Forest

Location 27750 SR 7
Marietta, OH
740-373-9055

http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/wayne

More than 63,000 acres of lush forest that is home to 75 miles of winding hiking trails and public hunting grounds.  Camping available.

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