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.

 State Parks, Forests and Facilities Are Open in West Virginia

10/2/2013

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – All of the parks, forests, campgrounds, trails, lodges, cabins, golf courses and other recreational facilities operated by the Parks and Recreation Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will continue operations as normal. This includes:

AUDRA SP
www.audrastatepark.com

BABCOCK SP
www.babcocksp.com

BEARTOWN SP
www.beartownstatepark.com

BEECH FORK SP
www.beechforksp.com

BERKELEY SPRINGS SP
www.berkeleyspringssp.com

BERWIND LAKE WMA
www.berwindlake.com

BLACKWATER FALLS SP
www.blackwaterfalls.com

BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND HISTORICAL SP
blennerhassettislandstatepark.com

BLUESTONE SP
www.bluestonesp.com

BLUESTONE WMA
www.bluestonewma.com

CABWAYLINGO SF
www.cabwaylingo.com

CACAPON RESORT SP
www.cacaponresort.com

CALVIN PRICE SF
www.watoga.com

CAMP CREEK SP
www.campcreekstatepark.com

CANAAN VALLEY RESORT SP
www.cannaanresort.com

CARNIFEX FERRY BATTLEFIELD
carnifexferrybattlefieldstatepark.com

CASS SCENIC RAILROAD
304-456-4300
www.cassrailroad.com

CATHEDRAL SP
www.cathedralstatepark.com

CEDAR CREEK SP
www.cedarcreeksp.com

CHIEF LOGAN SP
www.chiefloganstatepark.com

CHIEF LOGAN LODGE
www.chiefloganlodge.com

COOPERS ROCK SF
www.coopersrockstateforest.com

DROOP MOUNTAIN BATTLEFIELD
www.droopmountainbattlefield.com

FAIRFAX STONE SP
www.blackwaterfalls.com

GREENBRIER RIVER TRAIL
greenbrierrailtrailstatepark.com

GREENBRIER SF
www.greenbriersf.com

HAWKS NEST SP
www.hawksnestsp.com

HOLLY RIVER SP
www.hollyriver.com

KANAWHA SF
www.kanawhastateforest.com

KUMBRABOW SF
www.kumbrabow.com

LAUREL LAKE WMA
www.laurellakewma.com

LITTLE BEAVER SP
www.littlebeaverstatepark.com

LOST RIVER SP
greenbrierrailtrailstatepark.comwww.lostriversp.com

MONCOVE LAKE SP
www.moncovelakestatepark.com

NORTH BEND RAIL TRAIL
northbendrailtrailstatepark.com

NORTH BEND SP
www.northbendsp.com

PANTHER WMA
www.pantherstateforest.com

PINNACLE ROCK SP
www.pinnaclerockstatepark.com

PIPESTEM RESORT SP
www.pipestemresort.com

PLUM ORCHARD WMA
www.plumorchardlakewma.com

PRICKETT’S FORT SP
www.prickettsfortstatepark.com

SENECA SF
www.senecastateforest.com

STONEWALL LAKE SP
www.stonewallresort.com

TOMLINSON RUN SP
www.tomlinsonrunsp.com

TU-ENDIE-WEI SP
www.tu-endie-weistatepark.com

TWIN FALLS RESORT SP
www.twinfallsresort.com

TYGART LAKE SP
www.tygartlake.com

VALLEY FALLS SP
www.valleyfallsstatepark.com

WATOGA SP
www.watoga.com

WATTERS SMITH SP
www.watterssmithstatepark.com

 

SP = state park; SF = state forest; WMA = wildlife management area

“We encourage residents and visitors to continue to take advantage of our parks and recreational opportunities and to make plans through the fall and winter months,” said State Parks Chief Ken Caplinger. 

To receive a brochure listing all state parks and forests and general information, call 800-CALL-WVA and ask for the state parks brochure, or visit the website www.wvstateparks.com . The “Find a Park” button shows a list of all state parks and state forest areas as well as a “Find a Park by Map” search. 

Contact Information

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