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.

 Online reservation service for Pipestem Resort State Park campsites starts Nov. 1, 2013

PIPESTEM, W.Va. - Pipestem Resort State Park’s new camping reservation policy begins Nov. 1, 2013. Reservations for campsites at Pipestem will be accepted online, by telephone, and by mail one year in advance from the first day of each month, according to Paul Redford, district administrator for West Virginia State Parks.

“It’s more camper-friendly,” Redford said. “Today’s RVer and tent camper wants the security of a reserved site, particularly at Pipestem. The park’s popularity keeps the campground busy; however, some campers may not take a chance of finding a site without a reservation.”

Redford calls the online reservation system, combined with the ability to make reservations a year in advance, online or by phone, “a good change.”

Prior to the Nov. 1 reservation policy change, campers could begin making reservations in mid-February via a mail-in process, followed by a phone-in and call-in process. Postcards have been mailed to previous park visitors who use the campground facilities that changes are occurring. The notice is also posted on www.wvstateparks.com, under “Special Notices.”

To reserve online, follow the prompts on the “Online Reservation” tab at www.pipestemresort.com. Lodge rooms and cabin rentals also can be made using the online service. For more information call 304-466-1800.

Contact Information

Paul Redford, District Administrator, WV State Parks