Rocky Gap State Park

​Day-use Area and Visitor Facility

Rocky Gap State Park's visitor facility is located in the day-use area and was designed with a nod to an architectural style known as "Parkitecture," the rustic nature inspired-structure blends beautifully with the surrounding landscape.

The facility is made up of three buildings connected by covered walkways.

  1. The Hawk's Nest Cafe overlooks the lake and offers hot and cold menu items throughout the summer season.
  2. The center building is home to the ranger station.
  3. The third building is a spacious men’s and women’s bathhouse which has fully accessible toilet, shower and changing room areas.

The day-use area also includes many additional amenities, including picnic tables, grills, a playground and trail access. During the summer season, visitors can also enjoy two public swimming beaches, canoe/kayak/SUP board rentals and a lifeguard/first aid station. Lifeguard hours and boat rental hours are subject to change. Swimming is permitted at your own risk when lifeguards are not on duty. Alcohol is not permitted in the day-use area. Pets are permitted in the day-use area as well as the lake and pet-friendly swim area. ​​