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Things to Do

Scenic, pastoral Prickett's Fort State Park offers a variety of recreational opportunities to visitors. Picnic tables are available and various concerts and performing arts are presented in a 400-seat amphitheater during the summer.

All can enjoy Prickett's Creek and Bay and the Monongahela River with boating facilities including a launch ramp and trailer parking. Fish are plentiful and bass tournaments are held in season.

For hiking enthusiasts, the Prickett's Fort Nature Trail has 25 interpretive stations to help introduce guests to the flora and fauna of north central West Virginia. A Guide to the Prickett's Fort Nature Trail, developed by Fairmont State College, is available to assist interested hikers. Additional hiking is afforded by the MC Trail, a converted rails to trails for walkers, joggers and cyclists, that stretches three miles from the park to Fairmont.


















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