Welcome to Calhoun County Park!

Grantsville, WV

Upcoming Events

July 2022


August 2022

Concert at the Park!
August 5th, 2022

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About Us

About Us

Calhoun County Park was created during the 1980’s and is located three and one-half miles south of Grantsville, WV on Route 16. The Park is maintained and operated by a volunteer Board of Directors with members appointed by the Calhoun County Commission. There are approximately 200 acres of land available to the public for recreation and enjoyment. Within the Park there are a number of features such as a walking/bicycling trail, ball field, volleyball and basketball courts, playgrounds, geocaching, picnic shelters, 5 ponds, community building, historical village, stargazing “dark sky site”, and camping.

Boy Scout Troop #39, Grantsville, WV, has been involved with Calhoun County Park since the park’s establishment. At the start, scout members helped with clearing roads and trails along with erecting structures. Through the years the scouts held regular activities and outings within the park. As part of their requirements to obtain Eagle Scout status, scouts have completed projects toward beautification and upgrades of features in the park.

Calhoun County Middle/High School Cross-Country Team utilizes the trail within the park for practicing and hosting cross-country meets. The 3.2 mile walking trail serves as a safe and appropriate area, and is precisely the length necessary for a 5k race.

Park Hours

The park is always open except for a special occasion or event which requires closing of the gate.

Park Map

Calhoun County Park Map Printable PDF

General Rules

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From West Virginia Tourism

10/09/2017: Sleep Under The Stars! The East Coast’s Finest Stargazing

From Only In Your State

02/9/2017: 9 Amazing Places To Stay Overnight In West Virginia Without Breaking The Bank

From the Hur Herald

05/03/2019: Update: Darkness Has Fallen On Calhoun’s Dark Skies Project

04/27/2019: Calhoun Park is Pristine Jewel – Offers Dozens Of Opportunities, Take A Tour

04/07/2019: Northern Lights Photographed At Calhoun Park

03/20/2019: ARC $240,000 Calhoun Dark Skies Grant Apparently Dead After Being Issued – Such Rescinding Not Seen In 35 Years

02/05/2019: Most Fantastical Photo Ever From Calhoun Park

02/03/2019: Sagittarius Seen From Calhoun Park’s Dark Skies

01/23/2019: The Universe From Calhoun Sod – Pondering The Distant Stars, Astronomer Dave Miller

12/05/2018: 2005 – Hur’s Blacksmith Shop Off To County Park

11/30/2018: “Bye Gracious Alive, There Goes My Blacksmith Shop” – Uncle Charley Would Say

11/27/2018: “Christmas In The Village” – A Joyous Community Celebration

10/13/2018: The Flaming Star Nebula – Calhoun Parks Dark Skies

08/15/2018: The Dark Brings Astronomers To Calhoun – “It’s A Special Place”

07/22/2018: Fairy Dancing Circles At County Park – Mushrooms Springing During Moist Summer

05/22/2018: Several Hundred Enjoy Dark Skies Fun Night

04/17/2018: Calhoun County Officals Reaching for Stars with Park Improvements

04/15/2018: Northern Lights Photographed at Calhoun Park

03/08/2018: Most Fantastical Photo Ever From Calhoun Park

03/05/2018: “Spectral” Calhoun Park Photo

02/23/2018: Sagittarius Seen From Calhoun Park’s Dark Skies

01/24/2018: The Universe From Calhoun Sod – Pondering The Distant Stars, Astronomer Dave Miller Passes

01/13/2018: Calhoun Banks Donates $300,000 to Calhoun Park Project, Dark Skies Astronomy – Park Potential Being Realized

12/11/2016: The Dark Brings Astronomers to Calhoun – “It’s A Special Place”

10/01/2016: Calhoun’s Night Sky “Will Take Your Breath Away” – Stargazers Gather For Star Party This Weekend At Calhoun Park, Public Welcome To Some Events

06/12/2016: Lights Drown Out Milky Way for Third of World’s Population – Calhoun’s Dark Skies An Exception

4/11/2016: Dark Skies Planning Group “Doing The Possible”

11/16/2015: Calhoun Park “Reaching for the Stars” – New Development Designs, Stargazing Event

04/03/2015: Calhoun ‘Reaching for the Stars’ – Dark Skies Project Vision Presented

01/12/2015: Calhoun Night Skies Stargazing Party Set For Calhoun Park Nov. 14-15 – Visioning Workshop Scheduled

10/28/2014: Calhoun’s Dark Skies – County Could Become Tourist Destination For Astronomers

09/26/2014: Visioning: Reaching for the Stars – Calhoun’s Stargazing Park Moving Ahead

09/20/2014: Calhoun Developing Plans for Star Park – Planners, Astronomers Gather This Weekend

09/20/2014: Calhoun’s Darkness Could Be Worth A Lot of Money

09/03/2014: Astronomers Stargaze the Universal Sky at Calhoun Park – Dark Skies Astronomy Center Development

07/13/2014: Dark Skies Stargazing Center at Calhoun Park Moves Forward – “Vision Pretty Big”

03/25/2014: Calhoun Commission Gets Stargazing Study Grant for Park – “Sky Will Take Your Breath Away”

11/11/2013: “Dark Sky Park” Stargazing/Astronomy Development Could Come to Calhoun – Calhoun’s Night Sky “Will Take Your Breath Away”

05/23/2013: Calhoun NO. 1 For Stargazing – Maps Prove It, “It Took My Breath Away”

04/02/2010: Astronomers Descending on Calhoun Park

08/13/2007: Sky Watchers Return to County Park – Perseid Showers Hit Earth, Watch the Sky

01/28/2007: A Universal Night at Calhoun Park – Stargazers Travel To Sunny Cal

11/17/2001: Meteor Madness at Calhoun Park – Rise Early To See Leonid Display