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.

 It's Holly by Golly in 2014, West Virginia state park recovers from 2012 storm damage

1/17/2014
HACKER VALLEY, W.Va. - Holly River State Park is resilient. Two major storms in less than six months – a derecho followed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 – put the park squarely back into the 18th century by extinguishing electricity and wreaking havoc on the park’s infrastructure, resulting in several months of closure. However, Holly River State Park is back on track in 2014 and welcomes friends to return and invites newcomers to discover one of West Virginia’s most loved state parks.

Located in Hacker Valley in Webster County, the park opens cabin rentals to the public for vacation and recreational use April 4 through Nov. 30, 2014. Holly River’s 10 cabins are constructed of natural stone and logs. They are located in a peaceful setting of rhododendron and sturdy hemlock, through which flows a small stream feeding Laurel Fork.

“The cabins at Holly River are unique. Reservations are brisk so far,” according to Ken McClintic, park superintendent. “People are getting the word that we are open again and we hope they continue to spread the word. Like good friends, patrons return to Holly River year after year.”

The campground at Holly River has been restored and will reopen in April. Reservations are taken for site rentals from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. A reservation form is posted on the park website www.hollyriver.com under the “Camping” tab.

Campsite reservations are taken in written form beginning Feb. 15. A standard campsite fee at Holly River is $23 and includes electricity. Senior campers age 62 and older receive the senior discount rate. The phone number at Holly River is 304-493-6353 or email hollyriversp@wv.gov.

To learn more about Holly River State Park 2014 opening dates, special accommodation offers and the restaurant opening, subscribe to the electronic WV State Park newsletter. Click “join our newsletter” on www.wvstateparks.com. To receive state park updates via Facebook, click “Like” at www.facebook.com wvstateparks.

Contact Information

Ken McClintic, Supt., Holly River State Park
304-493-6353
HollyRiverSP@wv.gov