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.

 Remote Control Aircraft Event at Hawks Nest State Park May 18, 2013

5/10/2013
ANSTED, W.Va. – Airplanes and helicopters will be flying at Hawks Nest State Park, Saturday May 18, but they will be the remote controlled kind. The remote control aircraft event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The remote control aircraft event is free to the public.

“Members of the Beckley Model Airplane Club (BMAC) will launch and fly electric airplanes and helicopters on the front lawn,” according to Renee Harper, Group Services Coordinator at this Fayette county destination. In addition, the model airplane club will display various large runway aircraft.

Hawks Nest State Park’s aerial tram ride and New River Jet Boats are operating. The tramway hours are 11 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. and the tram only fee is $4 adults, $3 senior rate and $2.50 for children. The New River Jet Boats trips depart from the marina. A tram and jet boat ride combo is $25 adults, $23, seniors (age 60 and older) and $10 children ages 5-16. For more information, call 304-658-5212 or visit www.hawksnestsp.com to learn more about Hawks Nest State Park.

Contact Information

Renee Harper
304-658-5196
hawksnestsp@wv.gov