Fairmont, West Virginia

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Fairmont, West Virginia, USA

Recreation in Fairmont, West Virginia

State Parks

  • Prickett's Fort State Park
    Route 3, Box 403, Fairmont, WV 26554
    Two Miles Off I-79 at Exit 139
    304-363-3030, This rustic log fort was carefully reconstructed to resemble the 1774 original that occupied this site. Located within the compound are 16 cabins, a meeting hall, and... more info  map

  • Valley Falls State Park
    Route 6, Box 244, Fairmont, WV 26554
    Exit 137 Off I-79, 310 South, Follow signs
    304-367-2719, This state park was once the site of a lumber and grist mill community and is now a 1,145 acre park. The 12 and 18 foot falls are the centerpiece of the park. ... more info  map

  • Watters Smith Memorial State Park
    P.O. Box 296, Lost Creek, WV304-745-3081, Standing as a memorial to the pioneer spirit of Watters Smith, who settled here in 1796; this 532-acre historical park includes an interpretive farm museum, a swimming... more info

Lakes & Marinas

  • Curtisville Lake
    Curtisville Pike (Route 7), Mannington, WV 26554
    304-363-7037, This beautiful 30 acre lake is surrounded by 695 acres with hiking and picnic areas. It is managed by the Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission. more info  map

Recreation Areas

  • Mary Lou Retton Youth Park / Rail Trail Access
    Off of Mary Lou Retton Drive and Old Monongah Road
    304-363-7037, Named after the 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist from Marion County, this park is made up of 25 rolling acres. Facilities include four baseball fields, a football field,... more info  map

Sports Centers



  • Fairmont Bowling Center
    1 Kirk Way Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554
    Downtown Fairmont
    304-366-0631, With its 24 automated lanes, this bowling center offers league bowling, open bowling, and "cosmic lite bowling." In addition, they feature a snack bar and lounge, eight... more info  map


  • Green Hills Country Club
    P.O. Box 3, Everson Road, Fairmont, WV 26554
    304-287-7439, Scenic rolling fairways and undulating greens are the draws for this 18-hole golf course. Beginners as well as the experienced golfer will enjoy the par seventy,... more info  map

Hiking & Climbing

  • Marion County Trail (MCTRAIL)
    Morgantown Avenue
    304-363-7037, Perfect for a short walk, this packed limestone two and one-half mile trail goes from Fairmont to Pricketts Fort State Park. There are two access points -- one at ... more info  map

  • Ralph S. LaRue/ West Fork River Trail
    Between Fairmont and Shinnston, WV
    304-363-7037, This former rail line has been converted into a popular local hiking trail that is now a 14.5 mile packed limestone trail that meanders along the West Fork River. ... more info  map


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