Wood County, WV
One Government Square
P.O. Box 1627
Parkersburg, WV 26102
Explore Wood County, WV Parks!
County is a county located in the U.S.
state of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 87,986. Its
county seat is Parkersburg. Wood County is included in the
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia-Ohio (part) Metropolitan
Statistical Area. Wood County was formed in 1798 from the western part
of Harrison County and it was named for James Wood, governor of
Virginia from 1796 to 1799.
FORT BOREMAN PARK
Wood County's newest park, Fort Boreman is the
site of a Civil War fort on a hilltop overlooking the scenic valley
formed by the confluence of the Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers at
Parkersburg. Built by Union troops to protect the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad terminal and the key commercial river facilities in the
valley, Fort Boreman was named for West Virginia�s first governor,
Parkersburg citizen Arthur I. Boreman.
The fort site became a favorite overlook and
picnic area in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, but by the
mid-1900s it had become overgrown and forgotten. Plans to create a
park were initiated in 1997, and the Fort Boreman site was added to
the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. Open year-round.
The park contains two shelters:
Enoch - Named after long time historian and park
volunteer Bob Enoch
Underwood- named in memory of Former Governor
Cecil H. Underwood
Located just outside of Williamstown near the
Wood County Airport is Veterans Memorial Park. A day-use park with
picnic and playground facilities, Veterans Memorial Park sits on a
scenic wooded hilltop. It is available for family reunions, outdoor
receptions and other gatherings. Open seasonally.
The park contains six shelters:
Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine, Navy, POW
If outdoor recreation is what you�re looking
for, Mountwood Park is the place to go. Just 12 miles east of
Parkersburg off of US Route 50, Mountwood Park features 2600 acres of
natural rolling woodlands and plenty of activities for everyone from
the nature lover to the extreme sports enthusiast.
The main attraction is the 50-acre lake full of
game fish, including annual trout stockings in the winter and early
spring. John boat, paddle boat and kayak rentals are available
seasonally at the marina, and a handicapped-accessible fishing pier
compliments nearly two miles of shoreline from which you can cast a
Mountwood has gained fame as a mountain biking
destination with 25 miles of single track in addition to a network of
roads and nearby access to the North Bend Rail Trail. The trails are
also enjoyed by hikers, bird watchers and wildflower enthusiasts.
An 80-site campground with full hook-ups as well
as primitive sites is conveniently located to all of the park�s
facilities. Picnic areas and playgrounds are scattered throughout the
park, and a 9-hole disc golf course is also available. Open
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