Lantz Farm and Nature
Preserve is 555 acres of self-guided walking trails. The
trails lead to various habitats with diverse flora and fauna, The
trail map aids in identifying species and habitats. Many trees have
ID tags with common names. A catch-and-release pond is available
for fishing. The farmhouse offers overnight accommodation for
groups. Campers can use the public restroom and shower
Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is
13,000 acres of pristine hardwood and hemlock forests. Thirty miles
of trails traverse terrain that can be rugged and steep. The area
is great for hiking, birding, hunting, and fishing. Basic campsites
are available. Backpacking is a great way to explore the
Hoyt Forest and Ridge, between Routes 7 and 20,
are great for hiking, birdwatching, and picnicking. Camping is
available at nearby
Mt. Herman Campground.
Hunting & Fishing
Wetzel County has
healthy populations of whitetail deer, rabbits, squirrels, wild
turkey, and grouse. A hunting license is required, as is permission
from private landowners to hunt on their property
Lewis Wetzel WMA is open to the public for hunting
and fishing. Streams are stocked with trout, small mouth, and
The Ohio River in New
Martinsville and Paden City have public access and boat launches on
the river. A fishing license is required as is permission to fish
on private property.
4-H Campground is just east of New Martinsville on
Route 7. The 40-acre property includes a conference center,
livestock facilities, showground, and picnic shelters. There are
150 campsites in the pines along Big Fishing Creek. Campsites have
w/e hookups and there is a separate shower house, restroom block,
and dump station.
Town and Country Days County Fair are annual events at the
In the mood for a treasure hunt? Grab
your GPS and search out some of the many geocache sites in and
around Wetzel County in small towns and old cemeteries, on scenic
ridges and in wooded areas, and along the roadside. Some caches you
can drive or walk to, others require varying degrees of
Four golf courses are within 30
minutes of Wetzel County.
Sistersville Country Club south on Rt. 2 and the
river has a 9-hole course with different tees to play as an 18-hole
for tee times.
Across the river from New Martinsville
on Ohio Rt. 7 near Sardis is the
Fairway's Riverside 18-hole Golf course with a
9-hole executive course. Call
for tee times.
Grand Vue Park is an 18-hole course plus Miniature
and Disc golf courses. Call
for tee times.
Moundsville Country Club's 18-hole course on Rt. 2
along the river opens to the public in Spring and Fall. Call
for available tee times.
Public campgrounds along the Ohio River are popular during the
Mullet’s Campground, south of New Martinsville off
Route 2 has 30 riverside campsites with water/sewer/electric
Paden City Park on Main Street and the river has
sites with w/s/e hookups and tent sites with picnic tables and fire
Mt. Herman Campground, off Route 7 near Uniontown
and Kodol, has 80 acres of woodlands for camping in RVs or tents.
Two cabins are available. There are w/s hookups, hot water for
showers, a showerhouse, picnic areas with fire rings, and hiking
trails. Electricity is provided in mornings and evenings.
Lewis Wetzel WMA has primitive campsites.