West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Beech Fork State Parks adjusts swimming pool hours as summer wanes

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. – Hours of operation at Beech Fork State Park’s 50-meter swimming pool are being adjusted for the remainder of the summer as people begin making preparations for school.

“Our pool has been popular the past two months and we’ve had record numbers of swimmers this year due to the heat,” said Dillard Price, assistant superintendent. “However, our swimming pool open days are reduced in August as lifeguards return to college and families get ready for the beginning of the new school year. Weekends become the most popular recreational days in late summer and our pool will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.”

Beech Fork State Park Swimming Pool Schedule
Beech Fork State Park’s swimming pool will be open daily, except Mondays, through August 12, and the weekends of August 18, 19, 25, 26 and September 1, 2, and 3. The hours are Sunday, noon – 6 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday and on Labor Day, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Beech Fork State Park website will post changes in dates and hours, should they occur, at www.beechforksp.com. Outdoor swimming pools at West Virginia state parks and forests close for the season after September 3.

Beech Fork State Park is located near Barboursville and Huntington. The state park features a 275-site campground, year-round vacation rental cabins, hiking trails, swimming pool and fishing. Beech Fork State Park also has pedal boats, canoes, kayaks, and row boats for rent. For state park information or for cabin or campground reservations, call 304-528-5794.

Contact Information

Dillard Price, Asst. Supt., Beech Fork State Park