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.

Business

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.

Education

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.

Employment

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.

Family

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.

Health

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.

Tourism

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.

 Blackwater Falls, Canaan Valley and Holly River State Parks Continue to Dig and Cut Out Following Sandy Super Storm

11/2/2012
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Tropical Storm Sandy continues to create problems at three of West Virginia’s favorite state parks.

Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley Resort in Tucker County are dealing with power outages like most of the county. Power is out at both parks and park officials hope by sometime next week to resume operations. Visit www.blackwaterfalls.com or www.canaanresort.com for updates.

Staff at Holly River State Park in Webster County is cutting their way through downed trees to create access to the park for additional assistance. A hillside slip at Holly River also has blocked road access to the park cabin area. Employees from Pipestem Resort State Park sent assistance after that park resumed operation. Superintendents from Cedar Creek in Gilmer County went to check on Holly River employees and guests and met Superintendent Ken McClintic sawing his way out of the park to create access and to aid cabin guests as they were sawing their way in. Other Holly River employees also were working on gaining access.

“System-wide we have a lot of dedicated superintendent and employees,” said Brad Reed, district administrator for West Virginia State Parks. “Storms of this nature are overwhelming by the sheer amount of trees and power outages. Our employees also have to be mindful of guests on the areas and their safety or evacuation as well as being the muscle behind the chainsaws, plows and shovels.”
For basic state park updates of areas open visit www.wvstateparks.com

Contact Information

Brad Reed, District Administrator
304-558-2764
brad.r.reed@wv.gov