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.

 West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 22-26

ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 22, 2013:

Anthony Creek
Back Fork of Elk River
Bear Rocks Lake
Big Clear Creek
Big Sandy Creek
Blackwater River
Boley Lake
Buckhannon River
Buckhannon River (rail stocking)
Bullskin Run
Burnsville Tailwaters
Cacapon Park Lake
Clear Fork of Tug
Coopers Rock Lake
Cranberry River (C&R)
Cranberry River
Desert Fork
East Fork Greenbrier River
Elk River (C&R)
Elk River
Evitts Run
Gandy Creek
Glade Creek of Mann
Glade Creek of New River
Glady Fork
Horse Creek Lake
Knapps Creek
Laurel Creek of New River
Laurel Fork (Randolph)
Left Fork of Buckhannon River (rail stocking)
Left Fork of Right Fork of Buckhannon River
Little Clear Creek
Little River East Fork Greenbrier River
Little River West Fork Greenbrier River
Logan Co. Airport Pond (Children’s & Class Q)
Lost River
Middle Creek
Middle Fork
Mill Creek of New River
Mill Creek of Opequon Creek
New Creek
North Fork of Patterson Creek
North Fork of South Branch
North Fork of South Branch (C&R)
Opequon Creek
Paw Paw Creek
Pinch Creek
Pinnacle Creek (upper section)
Rock Cliff Lake
Rocky Marsh Run
Seneca Lake
Shavers Fork (Bemis)
Shavers Fork (lower section)
Shavers Fork (upper section)
South Branch (C&R)
South Branch (Franklin)
South Branch (Smoke Hole)
South Fork of Cherry River
Spruce Knob Lake
Stonewall Jackson Tailwaters
Sugar Creek
Summersville Tailwaters
Summit Lake
Sutton Tailwaters
Trout Run
Waites Run
Watoga Lake
West Fork Greenbrier River
Wheeling Creek
Whiteday Creek
Williams River

Contact Information

Mike Shingleton, Wildlife Resources Section