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Local Attractions in Welch, WV

Here is a list of local attractions in Welch, WV and surrounding cities.

Girls Swimming Underwater

Linkous Park
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Linkous Park

(Three Picnic Shelters / Swimming Pool / Tennis, Basketball, and Volleyball Courts)

Address: 201 Riverside Dr, Welch, WV 24801

Admission is $3.00 for swimmers, ages 5+
E​ach shelter can be reserved all day for only $25
by contacting Welch City Hall at 304-436-3113

Linkous Pool is open daily during the summer from 12noon-5:00pm​
The pool can be reserved from 6:30pm-9:30 pm ​​​for private events by contacting

Welch City Hall at 304-436-3113

Martha Moore Riverfront Park
Located in the center of downtown Welch with a beautiful view of the Tug River
Click here for more info

McDowell Public Library 

Learn about the rich history of our historical town of Welch, WV and so much more!


The first library in Welch was established by the McDowell Women’s Club

in 1936 - with a total of 36 books. A second library opened in 1954 in the

Welch Masonic Building before a new library was constructed in 1955.


However, this building, along with the Welch City Hall and fire station, was destroyed in a devastating fire in the summer of 1979. Ground was broken on a new facility in 1981, and

the new McDowell County library opened for business in July of 1982. Today, the McDowell County Library system operates 4 branches in Bradshaw, Iaeger, Northfork, and War,

serving over 21,000 residents in McDowell County.

Director: Barbara Fields, Acting Director
Website: McDowell Public Library
Address: 90 Howard St, Welch, WV 24801

Phone: 304-436-3070

Fax: 304-436-8079

The Pocahontas Theatre
Website: The Pocahontas Theatre
Address: 60 McDowell Street, Welch, WV 24801
Phone: 304-436-3456


R.D. Bailey Lake 
Located on the Guyandotte River in Justice, WV just past Iaeger and Hanover, WV
It is approximately a 45 minute drive from Welch and so worth it!

Tonya our website designer has been many times and highly recommends it!







You can go swimming, fishing, camping, hiking, launch your

own boat, jet ski, kayak, canoe, or raft, and so much more!


R.D. Bailey Lake is nestled within the southwestern Appalachian Mountains offering
endless opportunities for year-round boating & fishing, plenty of camping / picnic
facilities and a class "A" visitor center.


The dam is on the Guyandotte River near the

southern West Virginia town of Justice, WV.


From Justice, which is in Mingo County, take US Route 52 south. On US Route 52 south,

after leaving Mingo County and crossing the Guyandotte River into Wyoming County, approximately one-tenth of a mile on the left is the turn off to the Visitor Center access road.

At R.D. Bailey Lake, you and your family can enjoy lots of activities such as:

  • Boating (You will need to bring your boat. There are no boat rentals.)

  • Auto Touring

  • Water Sports

  • Camping

  • Hiking

  • Picnicking

  • Visitor Center

  • Wildlife Viewing

  • Playground Park Specialized Sport Site

For more information about R.D. Bailey Lake, please go to the links below:

Facebook Page


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

R.D. Bailey Lake 
P.O. Box 70 
Justice, WV 24851

MapQuest Directions

Guyandotte Campground at R.D. Bailey Lake

Nearby Campground Shelters

Guyandotte Water Trail

Guyandotte River Trail Map

Buy a WV Fishing License


*If you have a local attraction in Welch, WV or surrounding cities
and would like to be listed on this page, please contact Tonya with
TonyasDynamicDesigns and she will be very happy to list your business on our page.)

*Be sure to check out our Local Restaurants in Welch, WV!



At Almost Heaven ATVv/vUTV RESORT RENTALS, we have the perfect ATV Lodge
for you to stay at! Located conveniently only 1 mile from Warrior Trail and 2 miles

from the trail connector to the Pinnacle Creek Trail in Welch, WV!

Please come and visit Welch, WV and stay at our beautiful ATV Lodge Rental.

Be sure to get your copy of The Hatfield-McCoy Trail Map and Riding Permits.

~ Mark and Debbie

Almost Heaven


Why book with us?

  • Sleeps up to 9 people

  • Located 1 mile from Warrior Trail

  • Air Conditioning

  • FREE Wi-Fi and Large Screen TV

  • FREE Private Parking for
    up to 7 trucks with trailers

  • Fire Pit

  • Sundeck overlooking Welch, WV

  • Local Attractions nearby

  • Restaurants within walking distance

  • and so much more!

People say the nicest things...

"We had the best time ever! We loved riding the Hatfield-McCoy Trail in Welch, WV!

The people of Welch are so down to earth and welcoming.

We will definitely be coming back!"

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