Improvements are taking place at the park. The playground at the upper area of the park just recently received new equipment, and the basketball and tennis courts were upgraded. The new playground will open on Saturday, September 2, 2023.
Glenwood Lake is now open for fishing and boating. The lake was closed earlier this year because of excessive algae.
Interested in hiking through our network of adventurous trails? Check out Glenwood Park's trail map.
Due to excessive algae, the Glenwood Lake is currently closed to boating, fishing and related activities. The rest of the park, however, is still open for recreational activities and picnicking.
Over the years, Glenwood Lake has become shallow in some places. The Mercer County Commission discussed draining, dredging for sediment, and then refilling the lake.
We traveled to Glenwood for a middle school basketball game and decided we should investigate the area
for hiking opportunities. Glenwood has a beautiful recreational park 1.7 miles from the school.
We hiked 3 miles around this gorgeous lake. Half of the hike was paved and the other half was a dirt path.
It was well maintained and very easy walking. It is located on Route 20 between Princeton and Bluewell.
You can fish, boat, hike, mountain bike, disk golf and great playgrounds. Gasoline engines are not allowed
but we are excited to return and kayak the entire lake. Adapting to a world that is full of fear, this
area gave us freedom to run around in a safe space away from the paranoia. Thank you for such a beautiful
place to wander in the woods to regain the peacefulness that our minds require to be healthy.
We can’t wait to return with our kayaks. The old cabin standing by the lake was reportedly the first
courthouse of Mercer County. It is absolutely breath taking...
a month ago
I truly love this beautiful park. The trails are many.... there are so many beautiful things in nature
and they're all here. I recommend this place to everyone! Dog friendly but pick up the poop, please!!
a years ago
I think Glenwood recreational Park is one of the best small parks around, it has good hiking trails
for getting the exercise and that you need, the lake is just absolutely beautiful, it is great for
birdwatching and wildlife is so plentiful. Great picnic shelters, it’s just a awesome all around park!!!
Glenwood Recreational Park
4435 New Hope Road
Princeton, WV 24739 (USA)
Mercer County 4-H Camp
1823 Glenwood Park Road
Princeton, WV 24739 (USA)
The park closes at dusk.
Please call for more information.