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Jefferson County, WV
About Jefferson County
Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Jefferson Rock
Shenandoah Canal
Entler Hotel
Rumsey Monument and Tobacco Warehouse
Morgan's Grove Park
Peter Burr House
Charles Town
Jefferson County Courthouse and Museum
Zion Episcopal Church
Happy Retreat
St. George's Chapel Ruins
Cedar Lawn
Claymont Court/Blakeley
Middleway Historic District
Berkeley County, WV
About Berkeley County
B&O Roundhouse & Station Complex
Belle Boyd House
Berkeley County Courthouse
Triple Brick Museum
General Adam Stephen House
Green Hill Cemetery
Van Metre Ford Bridge
Bunker Hill Mill
Morgan Chapel
Morgan Cabin
Gerrardstown Historic District
Hays Gerrard House
Mill's Gap
Sleep Creek Wildlife Management Area
Hedgesville Historic District
Mt. Zion Episcopal Church
Snodgrass Tavern
Morgan County, WV
About Morgan County
Spruce Pine Hollow Park
Berkeley Springs
Dutch Cemetery
Throgmorton's Inn
Bath Historic District
Berkeley Springs State Park
George Washington's Bathtub
Roman Bath House & Museum of the Berkeley Springs
Washington's Lots
Sir John's Run
Panorama Overlook
Great Cacapon
Camp Hill Cemetery
Paw Paw
Paw Paw Tunnel
Coolfont Manor House
Cacapon State Park

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Cacapon Mountain runs north/south and divides Morgan County into the heavily forested and mountainous western segment and the more populous and settled east. The mountain ends at Panorama Overlook in the north and includes the county’s highest elevation, 2320 feet, at the southern end near the Virginia state line.

In 1933, the state of West Virginia created Cacapon State Park from 6000 acres of land on the eastern slope of Cacapon Mountain using Civilian Conservation Corps workers. In the 1960s, an
18-hole, championship golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones and includes a picturesque stone chimney on the putting green, last remnant of the original farmhouse. Other attractions of the popular state park resort range from cabins and a lake with a sand beach for fishing, boating and swimming to a Nature Center and comprehensive naturalist program. Miles of blazed trails along the mountain follow game trails that were trod by Native American and colonial hunters.

Park boundaries extend along the crest more than 12 miles to Prospect Rock, a popular horseback ride for George Washington and other 18th and 19th century visitors. Today it is a favorite hiking trail. The trailhead overlook offers a rare panoramic view of Sleepy Creek Mountain to the east.

For More Information: 304-258-1022

The word Cacapon is pronounced: “Ca–cay–pun”


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