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 4-8

ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 8, 2013:

Anthony Creek
Barboursville Lake
Bear Rocks Lake
Bullskin Run
Cacapon Park Lake
Cherry River
Clear Fork of Guyandotte River
Clear Fork of Guyandotte River (Catch & Release)
Coonskin Pond (Children & Class Q)
Deer Creek (Nicholas)
Dog Run Lake
Dry Fork (Randolph, Tucker)
Dunloup Creek
Elk River
Evitts Run
Fall Run
French Creek Pond
Gandy Creek
Hills Creek
Hopkins Fork
Horseshoe Run
Huey Lake
Jimmy Lewis Lake
Kanawha State Forest Pond (Children & Class Q)
Knapps Creek
Larenim Lake
Laurel Creek of Cherry River (Greenbrier, Nicholas)
Left Fork of Holly River
Logan County Pond (Children & Class Q)
Lost River
Mason Lake
Meadow Creek of Anthony Creek (Greenbrier)
Meadow Creek of New River (Summers)
Middle Creek
Milligan Creek
Mill Creek of Opequon Creek
Mill Creek Reservoir
Millers Fork Pond (Children & Class Q)
Moores Run
New Creek
North Fork of Anthony Creek
North Fork of Cherry River
North Fork of Fishing Creek
North Fork of Lunice
North Fork of Patterson Creek
North Fork of South Branch
North River
Opequon Creek
Paint Creek
Paint Creek (Catch & Release)
Pinnacle Creek (upper and lower sections)
Pipestem Lake
Pond Fork
Raleigh County Airport Pond (Children & Class Q)
Red Creek
Ridenour Lake
Rocky Marsh Run
Rollins Lake
Shavers Fork (Bemis)
Shavers Fork (lower section)
South Branch (Franklin)
South Branch (Smoke Hole)
South Fork of Fishing Creek
South Mill Creek Lake
Teter Creek Lake
Thomas Park Lake
Tilhance Creek
Trout Run
Tuckahoe Lake
Tuscarora Creek
Tygart Valley River Headwaters (Randolph)
Underwood Lake (Children & Class Q)
Waites Run
Warden Lake
Watoga Lake
Wheeling Creek

Contact Information

Mike Shingleton, Wildlife Resources Section