Irish Road Bowling – Coopers Rock State Forest

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! Located near Cheat Lake, Lakeview Golf Resort and with an overlook into Cheat River Gorge, this 12,713 acre forest with cliffs and 11 rustic picnic shelters is ideal for Irish Road Bowling. Bowling begins at 1:00 p.m. See Contact Coopers Rock at 304-594-9024 for the WVIRBA.

Cooper’s Rock Stump Jump

Hop some rocks and jump some stumps at the third annual Coopers Rock Stump Jump! 10K Trail Run. Celebrate the start of fall at Coopers Rock State Forest as trail runners tackle a beautiful and challenging 6.2-mile foot tour or our favorite local forest. Early bird registration until August 19th. Register online at

Cooper’s Rock Climbing Guides Kids Camp

Located at Cooper’s Rock State Forest, this 7 hour day camp is offered for children 8-12 years of age. The guides of CRCG will lead a scavenger hunt that takes them climbing, rappelling, and hiking through cool rock features in Coopers Rock State Forest.