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.

 Stonewall Resort State Park Marina to Open April 5, 2014

4/4/2014 Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. Stonewall Jackson LakeROANOKE, W.Va. - Stonewall Resort State Park’s 370-plus slip marina will open for the season Saturday, April 5,, 2014. Stonewall Jackson Lake, near Weston in Lewis Couunty, is 26 miles long and has 82 miles of shoreline, making it the second largest lake in West Virginia.

“The marina has various models of watercraft available for rental, as well as a resort-owned lake excursion boat,” said Steve Ludwig, director of sales and marketing at Stonewall Resort. “Water enthusiasts have all they need for the perfect lake getaway.”

Ludwig said both 20-foot and 30-foot boat slips are still available for rent. The marina offers boaters all the essentials for spending time on the water. Gas, food, beverages and fishing supplies can be purchased in the marina store located on the dock. Day-use guests have access the marina’s public boat launch. The Resort also rents a variety of watercraft, like pontoon, aqua cycles and fishing boats.

“Stonewall Jackson Lake is also known as one of the best bass, crappie and muskie fishing impoundments in the state,” Ludwig said. “The lake’s secluded coves, fingers and open waterways provide guests with boating and fishing opportunities and solitude.”

New bass and musky fishing regulations are in effect for Stonewall Jackson Lake in 2014, allowing anglers to keep a daily creel limit of six bass, only one of which may be longer than 18 inches. Also, there is a 52-inch minimum size limit on muskies. Both of these regulations are designed to enhance fishing opportunities at this popular lake.
 
Resort visitors also have access to kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards. The Little Sorrel, the resort’s bi-level, 100-passenger excursion boat, offers lake tours beginning April 5 with excursions slated throughout the spring, summer and fall.

“Whether fishing for bass, gliding through the water in a kayak or soaking up the sun and scenery on a leisurely cruise, Stonewall Jackson Lake and Stonewall Resort provide the perfect setting for a relaxing getaway,” Ludwig said.

For information about the marina or boat rentals, contact the marina at 304-269-8895. For additional information about Stonewall Resort, call 304-269-7400 or visit the website at www.stonewallresort.com.

Contact Information

Sam England, Superintendent
304-269-0524
StonewallResortSP@wv.gov