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.

 Little Beaver State Park Campground Near Major Highway Access, Remote Atmosphere

BEAVER, W.Va. – Camping season is still underway in West Virginia, and the newest campground in the West Virginia State Parks system at Little Beaver State Park in Raleigh County is an appealing option for those looking for a remote atmosphere while having major highway access.

“The campground is two miles from Interstate I-64 off of Exit 129A,” said Monty Ball, Little Beaver State Park ranger. “This campground is very accessible from a major route and is in a scenic part of the state in Raleigh County.”

Little Beaver Campground opened in July 2011and features 46 sites: 30 sites with water and electric hookups and the remaining 16 with water hookup. Sites are gravel based and the access roads at the campground also are gravel based. The campground can accommodate RV units up to 40-feet.

A large bathhouse with laundry facilities is on-site. The campground features a central dump station, check-in building, and wireless Internet access at the camp store. Sites have picnic tables and grills. Firewood and ice are available for purchase. There is no admission to enter Little Beaver State Park. Campsite rentals are $28 per night for water/electric sites and less for water-only hookup. Twenty-three sites are reservable in advance and the other sites are for first-come, first-served travelers. Reservations are available for Labor Day weekend.

Little Beaver State Park is a 562-acre recreational area. In addition to the campground, the park’s main feature is an 18-acre lake created by a cut rock dam nearly 50 years ago. Fishing for bass, crappie, channel catfish, bluegill and trout is popular. Paddle and rowboats, canoes, and kayaks are rented seasonally. Eighteen miles of trails are maintained. Many trails are designated for mountain biking, a popular activity at the park. The park’s location near Beckley and towns of Shady Spring, Beaver, and Daniels offers residents good trails and roadways for hiking and walking-for-exercise. Playgrounds, picnic shelters, geocaching, and a game room are other reasons to visit and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family.

Little Beaver is one of 49 recreational areas that make up the West Virginia State Park system. To learn more about Little Beaver, camping and activities, visit www.littlebeaverstatepark.com or call 304-763-2494.

Contact Information

Monty Ball, Park Ranger, Little Beaver State Park