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.

 Spec "Tackle" lar Fish & Friends Activities planned at Cacapon Resort State Park June 8 and 9

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Free fishing days in West Virginia are Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. Cacapon State Park encourages families and friends to visit the park for fishing or other recreation at this Morgan County destination. Cacapon is one of five state parks with stocked catfish tagged for research. Activities this weekend include fishing and aquatic interests. There is no charge to participate.

Activities at Cacapon State Park June 8 and 9
The Cacapon Nature Center Open is open on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The center features animal mounts, displays and information about animals found at the park and the hub of planned interpretative activities.

Saturday, June 8
A Fishing Derby
at 9 a.m. is a great way to become more aware of our natural resources and it’s free! Bring your own fishing pole and Cacapon will provide the bait. Meet at the Boat Docks for an hour and a half of angling fun.

Amazing Amphibians is an 11:30 a.m. activity at the Nature Center. An eyewitness video on all different species of amphibians is part of the fun. (30 min.)

Gyotaku: Gyotaku is the Japanese art form of fish printing that was used as a way of recording trophy catches prior to the modern day camera. Join the naturalist at the Nature Center to make your own fish print at 1 p.m.

Cacapon Creek Critters is the study of the creepy, crawly critters that may be found in the stream. Attendees should meet in the picnic area near the playground equipment at 3 p.m. No equipment is necessary; however, wear shoes that can get wet. This afternoon activity is learning-fun for children of all ages.

Sunday, June 9
Ravishing Reptiles
is a 30 minute eyewitness video followed by an animal meet and greet! Get an up-close and hands-on experience at 1:30 p.m. with some of Cacapon’ s critters.

Sunday Scavenger Hunt meets at the Nature Center to search for items on a special scavenger hunt list. All you need are quick hands and a keen eye! Scavenger hunts are available for different ages and begins at 2 p.m.

Activities at Cacapon Resort State Park are posted on www.cacaponresort.com. Family activities are generally planned on weekends with Nature Center hours scheduled throughout the week with varying times. Cacapon Resort State Park is near Berkeley Springs. The park will have fireworks on Saturday, June 22, 2013 to Celebrate West Virginia’s 150th birthday.

Contact Information

Curtis Taylor, Wildlife Resources Section Chief