OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

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NORTH BEND RAIL TRAIL

The 72 mileNorth Bend Rail Trail,  which is designed for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The rail trail runs along the old B & O Railroad bed from Parkersburg, WV to Wolf Summit, near Clarksburg, WV. 

304-628-3100
Visit the North Bend Rail Trail website

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QUEST PROGRAM

Quest is an ala carte outdoor adventure, customized by you to meet your leisure time and interest. Build and package your quest by choosing from backcountry camping, canoe/kayaking, biking, backpacking, hiking, yoga, navigation, nature interpretation and other adventure activities at North Bend State Park. Adding shuttle services is part of the Quest experience.

Learn more about the Quest Program here
304.643.2931

BOATING

North Bend has a 305-acre recreational lake. A boat ramp, handicapped accessible fishing pier, and other fishing access points.

Boating access is located at the Cokeley Recreation Area and the Eldon J. Haught Recreation Area along with separate ramps at Tracy Lake and Mountwood Park.

North Bend Outfitters
304-299-1768

 

 

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NORTH BEND GOLF COURSE

Play golf at North Bend Golf Course- a challenging 9-hole double tee course, par 72.This course is 4½ miles from North Bend State Park in Harrisville, WV.

304.643.2206


 

HIKING / BIKING

The North Bend Rail Trail stretches 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. 304.628.3777

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ROCK CLIMBING

North Bend Climbing Guides offers fully guided rock climbing and rappelling at North Bend State Park. We provide all equipment and instruction needed for a day of fun!

304.917.6477

HORSEBACK RIDING

The North Bend Rail Trail caters to horseback riders with 72 miles of trail.

Be sure to bring your own horse to enjoy these great trails.

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HUNTING / FISHING

Ritchie County rightly claims to be a “Hunter and Fisherman’s Dream.” More than 13,000 acres of public wildlife management areas, rivers, lakes and reservoirs are available. Local businesses specializing in gear for the avid or weekend sportsman are available.

Public Hunting Lands

  • Hughes River Wildlife Management Area 10,000 acres (500 are in Ritchie County)
  • Ritchie Mines Wildlife Management Area—1,800 acres
  • Sand Hill Wildlife Management Area—967 acres

Public Fishing Areas*

  • Hughes River
  • North Bend Lake—305 acres
  • Pennsboro Reservoir—9 acres
  • Tracy Lake—11 acres
  • Cokeley Recreation Area
  • Eldon J. Haught Recreation Area
  • Mountwood Park.


*Hunting is not permitted in these areas.
For rules and regulations, wvdnr.gov.

PICNIC SPOTS

Young can find great picnic spots at the Cokeley Recreation Area, Eldon J. Haught Lakeside Recreation Park, Tracy Lake and Mountwood Park.