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.

 Stay at a W.Va. State Park on Valentine’s Day, February 14

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Tuesday, Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day and Pipestem Resort and other West Virginia state parks are offering a sweet 50 percent off room rate to celebrate, according to Paul Redford, District Administrator with West Virginia’s state parks system.

“Valentine’s Day is special like any holiday, anniversary or birthday. Regardless of what day the date falls on, you remember your Valentine,“ said Redford.

Couples that can steal away for the evening will find Pipestem Resort and these other state parks offering 50 percent off room rates on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14: Blackwater Falls, Stonewall Resort, North Bend State Park, Chief Logan Lodge and Cacapon Resort.

For sweethearts looking for a nice evening meal without an overnight stay, state park restaurants are open year-round and are good choices on Feb. 14. Chefs at Stonewall Resort, Tygart Lake, North Bend and Chief Logan Lodge have special menus planned and encourage reservations for a special sweetheart meal.

For more information about West Virginia’s state parks and forests visit, www.wvstateparks.com or call 800 CALL WVA and ask for the park by name.

Contact Information

Paul Redford, District Administrator