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1935–1937, Civilian Conservation Corps. Cacapon Lodge Dr. off Valley Rd. (U.S. 522).
  • (Photograph by Rhonda L. Reymond)
  • (Photograph by Rhonda L. Reymond)

Although no longer staffed, this gatehouse still formally marks the entrance to Cacapon State Park directly off U.S. 522. Built of stacked, somewhat irregular limestone blocks, the small structure has accents of dark brown wood at the windows, fletched siding in the front gable, and curved thick braces and timbers form the front porch ceiling supports. This porch lends a slight domestic touch to the stolid structure. A warm red asphalt shingle roof covers the stone building. To the rear, on the north and east sides of the building, a small original extension is inserted beside the chimney that houses a storage area. Its roofline extends closer to the ground, demarking a small fletched wood gable over the rear entrance.


Gioulis, Michael. New Deal Historic Resource Survey. Charleston: West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Charleston, 2008.

Sweeten, Lena L., “New Deal Resources in West Virginia State Parks and State Forests,” West Virginia. National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form, 2010. National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

West Virginia State Park History Committee. Where People and Nature Meet: A History of the West Virginia State Parks. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1988.

Writing Credits

Rhonda L. Reymond



  • 1935


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Rhonda L. Reymond, "Gatehouse", [Berkeley Springs, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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