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.

 New Bridge Complete; Babcock State Park Open

CLIFFTOP, W.Va. – The bridge replacement at Babcock State Park is complete and the park is open for the 2013 season.

The structure, which was rebuilt during the closed season last winter, spans Glade Creek of Manns near the much-photographed Glade Creek Grist Mill at the park. The bridge provides vehicular and foot traffic access to the majority of facilities at this Fayette County destination, including rental cabins, Glade Creek Grist Mill, Boley Lake, swimming pool, and the entire Sugar Camp Run Picnic Area.

Babcock State Park superintendent Clinton Cochran expressed his gratitude to the West Virginia Division of Highways for on-time completion. “Having this work completed prior to our spring vacation season opening is wonderful for us and for the thousand s of visitors who enjoy the park each year,” Cochran said. Babcock’s cabin and campground rentals resumed April 12.

Cochran also compliments anglers who understood the need for delay in trout stocking this spring in order to have a safe construction zone at the bridge site where stocking generally occurs.

For the trout stocking schedule of Glade Creek and sites in Fayette County, see the WVDNR website www.wvdnr.gov. West Virginia fishing licenses and associated stamps may be purchased online at www.wvfish.com or at a local licensed retailer.

Babcock State Park is best known for the iconic mill scene and CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) built vacation cabins. A live webcam features the mill in real time and is viewable at www.babcocksp.com.

Contact Information

Clinton Cochran, Babcock State Park