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.

 Social media creates dining-out interest at West Virginia State Parks

8/22/2014
Cacapon State Park
Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.
Cacapon is one of three West Virginia state parks that post special theme nights and Sunday buffets on Facebook
SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Restaurants at West Virginia’s state parks have an increasing presence on social media and that has resulted in an increase in customers at those restaurants, according to David Pruitt, assistant superintendent at Cacapon State Park. Cacapon and North Bend state parks and Chief Logan Lodge currently post special theme nights and Sunday buffet information Thursdays or Fridays on Facebook.

“It’s a way to reach mobile users,” said Pruitt. “We think this is a good way to remind folks to visit our area, to enjoy state park facilities and a perhaps a meal with family and friends.” Cacapon State Park is located in Morgan County near Berkeley Springs.

The 10 West Virginia state parks with lodges have year-round, full service restaurants. Hours of operation vary by park and season. Those parks are Blackwater Falls, Pipestem, Twin Falls, North Bend, Cacapon, Canaan Valley, Stonewall, Hawks Nest, Chief Logan Lodge and Tygart Lake. Holly River State Park’s restaurant and Cass Scenic Railroad’s “Last Run Restaurant” are operated seasonally.

Learn more about West Virginia state park and forest facilities and services at www.wvstateparks.com. Like parks on Facebook at “West Virginia State Parks” and Twitter at “WV State Parks.”

Contact Information

Sissie Summers, Parks and Recreation Section
304-558-2764
Sissie.A.Summers@wv.gov