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.

 Special Rates at West Virginia State Parks Recognize Veterans, Nov. 1-15, 2013

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Veterans staying at a West Virginia state park the first two weeks of November are eligible for special overnight rates.

“The Veterans Day appreciation program has been offered for many years,” said Paul Redford, district administrator for West Virginia State Parks. “It is quite popular and appropriate as many West Virginians have served in the military and we offer this rate to thank them for their service.”

Room and cabin rates are reduced Nov. 1-15, 2013. The rate special is available to all military personnel who have served or who currently serve in the reserves or are on active duty. Presentation of military or veteran status is requested.

The program is available any rental night with the exception of two-night rentals on weekends for cabins or cottages, and is based on availability. Reservations are requested and, when calling for reservations, ask for the Veterans Appreciation rate.

Participating areas are: Beech Fork, Blackwater Falls, Bluestone, Cacapon Resort,, Canaan Valley Resort, Cass Scenic Railroad, Chief Logan Lodge, Hawks Nest State Park, Holly River, Lost River, North Bend, Pipestem Resort, Stonewall Resort, Twin Falls Resort, Tygart Lake and Watoga state parks, and Kumbrabow and Seneca state forests.

Veteran’s Appreciation and other overnight packages information are posted on the park website. To learn more about West Virginia State Parks, visit www.wvstateparks.com.

Contact Information

Paul Redford, District Administrator