Facility Activities

We are in the process of organizing additional activities to make you stay more enjoyable in your free time after class.  For now, please enjoy our current activities list at the bottom of this page.

The National Conservation Training Center’s 530 acres of fields, forest and river frontage makes it an excellent location for bird watching all year round.  A NCTC bird checklist and binoculars are available to guests at the Front Desk.

NCTC manages its old fields with fire to...

Fishing is available along the Potomac River. West Virginia Fishing Licenses, including those for one or more days at time, can be purchased over the Internet at https://www.wvfish.com/. The Front Desk has further information, and offers free use of quality fishing rods and lures. Nearby...

2023 NCTC Deer Hunt

We are accepting applications to hunt deer on the NCTC property. This fall season will mark the twenty-first year for this managed hunt.  In order to control the deer population on campus the use of archery (including crossbows), shotguns with single...

There are several walking trails of varying lengths throughout the campus. NCTC's walking trail guide, color-coded by trail and length are available at the Front Desk. See list of trails you can hike on.

There are miles of recreational trails around the outlying areas of the property.  See list of trails.

Photography is welcomed!  Take time to walk around campus to capture our beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and plants.