Watoga State Park

Sept. 8, 1995: Park Superintendent Kermit McKeever Dies

Kermit McKeever died in Charleston on September 8, 1995, at age 85. The man remembered as the “father of West Virginia’s modern state park system” was…

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July 1, 1937: Watoga and Babcock State Parks Opened

On July 1, 1937, Watoga and Babcock state parks were opened to the public and quickly became centerpieces of the fledgling state park system. Both Watoga…

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