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Things to Do

In addition to the interpretive farm museum of the main park, Watters Smith State Park also offers

  • an activity/meeting building
  • game courts
  • picnic area
  • hiking and biking trails for all skill levels
  • birdwatching

The Smith House

The Smith Home is open this summer on select days.  Plan on visiting between 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on these days and learn about the history of the Smith farm and family.

Tour dates in 2017 are:
May 28 and 29
(Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Weekend)

July 2 - Sunday
(4th of July Weekend)

July 16- Sunday

July 23- Sunday

August 5 - Saturday

September 3 - Sunday

Staffing of this preserved historical structure is by volunteers.  To visit the Smith House on other days, contact the park superintendent at wattersmithsp@wv.gov at least seven days in advance of arrival so we can visit with you at the Smith House and other farm buildings and displays.  Admission is free, however donations are accepted.

The Museum

The museum is open from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on the same schedule as the Smith House.  We hope to share farm and area history with you during your visit to Watters Smith Memorial State Park.

NATURE OBSERVATIONS

You'll find a variety of plants, animals and birds to observe at Watters Smith State Park. The park superintendent includes sightings in monthly reports, and those blooming, singing and nesting observations are recorded here.

BIRD OBSERVATION LIST

Park visitors that enjoy birdwatching have expressed an interest in a list of birds to see or hear at Watters Smith State Park. The park superintendent is an avid birder and has develop a list birds observed in the four seasons and frequency. Click to open and review and print if desired: Bird Observations at Watters Smith.

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