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 March 25-29

ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 25, 2013:

Anderson Lake
Anthony Creek
Big Clear Creek
Big Sandy Creek
Blackwater River
Buckhannon River
Bullskin Run
Cacapon Park Lake
Chief Logan Pond
Clear Fork of Guyandotte River
Coopers Rock Lake
Curtisville Lake
Dillons Run
Edwards Run
Elk River
Evitts Run
Fort Ashby Reservoir
Gandy Creek
Glade Creek of New River
Glady Fork
Knapps Creek
Laurel Lake
Left Fork of Right Fork of Buckhannon River
Little Clear Creek
Lost River
Middle Creek
Middle Fork River
Miletree Lake
Mill Creek of Opequon Creek (Berkeley)
Mill Creek of South Branch
New Creek
North Fork of Patterson Creek
North Fork of South Branch
Opequon Creek
Paw Paw Creek
Pinnacle Creek (lower section)
Potts Creek
Right Fork of Middle Fork River
Rocky Marsh Run
Shavers Fork (lower section)
South Branch (Franklin)
South Branch (Smoke Hole)
South Branch (Smoke Hole) C&R
South Fork of Cherry River
South Fork of Potts Creek
Summit Lake
Tilhance Creek
Trout Run
Tuscarora Creek
Waites Run
Watoga Lake
Whiteday Creek

Contact Information

Mike Shingleton, Wildlife Resources Section