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

General Rules

Governing Public Use of the Calhoun County Recreational Park


1. No destruction of park property:

It is unlawful to cut, deface, destroy, or drive into any tree, shrub, rock, sign, building or other structure or object in the park.

2. Unlawful to remove park property:

It is unlawful to remove any man-made or natural object, material, substance, plant, animal, or historical or archeological relic or artifact from the park.

3. Fire permitted only in designated areas or portable grills:

Fire may be lighted only in fireplaces, fire rings, or grates provided by the park or in portable grills. Those responsible for a fire shall extinguish it completely before leaving it. Ashes, charcoal briquets and other materials used for a fire shall be left in the fireplace, fire ring, grate or portable grill, or shall be deposited in a trash container or one provided specifically for that purpose, but only after they are extinguished. Such materials shall not be strewn over the ground.

4. No hunting:

No person shall attempt to hunt, catch, capture, take, kill, trap, pursue, or have in his possession any animal in the park.

5. Loud noises prohibited:

Loud or excessive noise, demonstrations, distrubances, disorderly conduct, profanity, public drunkeness and the possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited and unlawful.

6. No swimming:

Swimming is prohibited in the park.

7. Litter/dumping prohibited:

Garbage, waste, bottles, cans, paper, junk or any other trash or refuse shall not be dumped, deposited or strewn within the boundaries in the park.

8. Park fees must be paid:

It is unlawful for any person not to pay the rental, charge or fee for any facility, service, activity, or good he uses or purchases in the park.

9. Pets must be on a leash:

Dogs and cats are the only pets permitted in the park, and must be kept on a leash or within owner control at all times.

10. No fireworks, etc:

Explosives, incendiaries, flammables and other dangerous substances are prohibited in the park.

11. Firearms prohibited:

Uncased firearms, uncased bows, uncased arrows are prohibited in the park.

12. Not responsible for loss or theft:

The Calhoun County Parks and Recreation Commission assumes no responsibility for any personal property. If personal property is abandoned or left unattended more than forty-eight (48) hours, it will be removed from the public use area and disposed of according to law.

13. 15 MPH speed limit:

The speed limit is fifteen (15) miles per hour in the park. All traffic laws, signs, and directions shall be strictly observed. Driving of motor vehicles in any manner that creates a nuisance to any guest by repetitive or continuous cruising or operation is prohibited.

14. Vehicles limited to roads only:

Motor vehicles, including, but not limited to, trail bikes, motorbikes, snowmobiles, and all-terrain vehicles may be operated only on public roads usable by automotive vehicles, and on trails and areas designated for their use by the Calhoun County Parks and Recreation Commission, by posted signs. It is unlawful for any unauthorized motor vehicle to go beyond a gate, cable or other obstruction, or to proceed beyond any sign prohibiting such travel. All motor vehicles in the park shall obey and comply with all applicable state laws, rules, and regulations.

15. Harassment unlawful:

No person may operate a vehicle in a manner so as to harass, chase or annoy any person or animal.

16. Alcohol Prohibited:

Beer, wine, liquor, and all other alcoholic beverages are prohibited within public areas of the park.

17. Possible eviction:

Any person may be evicted from the park for any breach of the rules set forth herein, or for the breach of any other rule which is in effect governing of the park use. All rentals, charges and fees are forfeited upon such eviction.

18. Park Hours:

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

19. Shelter availability:

Shelters are available on a first come, first serve basis if not previously reserved.