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.

 Conditions Improving at Holly River State Park Following Electricity Outage

8/2/2013
HACKER VALLEY, W.Va. - The restoration of electric service at Holly River State Park continues following a major outage that began in mid-July. Visitors and patrons of Holly River State Park will be pleased to know that park staff, working with contractors, has restored some service.

• All campsites in Campground Area #1 are open.
• Bathhouse #4 is now open but three Area #4 campsites – #58, #59, and #60 – are still without power.
• Bathhouses #2 and #3 do not have electric service but still offer cold water showers.
• Campsites in Area #2 and Area #3 (sites 20 – 38) do not have electricity but are still open.
• All other facilities have full electrical service.
• The swimming pool is closed for the 2013 season.
• The restaurant is open with great food and ambiance.

Holly River State Park is located in Webster County. It is considered a traditional state park with cabins, camping and a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities: hiking, fishing, biking and picnicking.

The recent power outage is the result of underground line failure. Engineers and park staff continue to work on restoration and future improvements.

To learn more about Holly River State Park, accommodations and activities, visit www.hollyriversp.com.

Contact Information

Holly River State Park 
304-493-6353
hollyriversp@wv.gov