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.

 "Confederate Infantryman" Luke Stevens Makes Two Appearances at Pipestem Resort State Park with Civil War Campfire Settings in July

6/25/2013
PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Two “Civil War Campfires” are scheduled at Pipestem Resort State Park in July 2013, featuring tales and songs of the time. The program will be presented by Luke Stevens, a senior at Concord University in nearby Athens, W.Va.

Stevens, who worked at the park in 2012 as a seasonal naturalist, developed the Civil War Campfire program to commemorate all who fought in the war, specifically those from the present day southern region of West Virginia.

“I impersonate a young CSA infantryman and use the songs and stories of the war to lead guests through a coming-of-age journey of emotions,” Stevens said. His favorite tunes for the program include “Dixie,” “Goober Peas,” “Just Before the Battle, Mother,” and “Tenting on the Old Campground.”

Stevens is scheduled for two Civil War Campfires at Pipestem – July 5 and July 12 – as part of the Mountain State’s 150th anniversary activities. The campfire is open to the public at no charge and begins at 7 p.m. at the park campground. The program is interactive and relaxed, welcoming all ages.

“Whether you call yourself a ‘Northerner’ or a ‘Southerner,’ you will be welcomed to our fireside with a smile and an outstretched hand!” Stevens said.

For information about Pipestem Resort State Park, visit www.pipestemresort.com or call 304-466-1800.

Contact Information

Pipestem Resort State Park
304-466-1800
PipestemSP@wv.gov