Adventure lakes at Pipestem Resort, Tygart Lake to open May 20

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Adventure lakes at Pipestem Resort, Tygart Lake to open May 20
Giant inflatable toys await swimmers at the beach at Tygart Lake State Park. (Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce)

Adventure lakes at Pipestem Resort and Tygart Lake state parks are set to open on May 20, and officials are encouraging travelers to book accommodations and order tickets online in advance.

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Featuring waterslides, obstacles, inflatables, and beach areas, the lakes are designed as water parks and beach trips all in one, according to state parks chief Brad Reed.

"The adventure lakes at Pipestem Resort and Tygart Lake are a perfect place for people who want to enjoy lake activities along with resort amenities and incredible mountain scenery," Reed said.

"Having this type of attraction here in West Virginia and at multiple state parks really makes our state stand out as a world-class vacation destination."

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Both lakes feature slides, obstacles, inflatables, and beach areas, offering families the best of a water park and beach trip all in one.

The adventure lakes at Pipestem Resort and Tygart Lake are recent additions made possible by a partnership between West Virginia State Parks and ACE Adventure Resort and Gov. Jim Justice's plan to improve every state park and forest.

Each adventure lake offers all-day and half-day sessions, but there are capacity limits and day-of tickets will be limited. Guests are encouraged to order tickets online in advance at WVStateParks.com.


Pipestem Resort Adventure Lake

The adventure lake at Pipestem Resort is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from May 20 to Sept. 5. An all-day session ticket is $15. A half-day session ticket is $10 and grants access to the adventure lake from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2-6 p.m.

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In addition to its adventure lake, Pipestem Resort features a splash park, zipline, hiking trails, fishing, horseback riding, and the Adventure Zone, which includes access to ax throwing, 3D archery, miniature golf, disc golf, remote-controlled cars and trucks, drone flying, laser tag, skeet shooting, and motor-assisted mountain bikes. When it comes to overnight accommodations, Pipestem Resort has more than 140 lodge rooms at two lodges, 26 cabins, and 82 campsites.


Tygart Lake Adventure Lake

The adventure lake at Tygart Lake is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from May 20 to Sept. 5. An all-day session ticket is $17. A half-day session ticket is $14 and grants access to the adventure lake from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2-6 p.m.

In addition to its adventure lake, Tygart Lake features other popular water activities, such as boating, water skiing, scuba diving, lake swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Other park activities include hiking trails and camping. Tygart Lake's overnight accommodations include 20 lodge rooms, 11 cabins, and 36 campsites.

For more information about the adventure lakes at Pipestem Resort and Tygart Lake or to book a trip, visit WVStateParks.com.

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About West Virginia State Parks

West Virginia’s state parks and forests are the vacation destination of choice for more than 7 million people each year. Made up of 35 parks, 9 forests, and three rail-trails, the West Virginia State Parks system provides endless opportunities for family fun and adventure. Make memories that last forever. Book your adventure at WVstateparks.com. West Virginia State Parks is managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, a division of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.

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