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 5 - 9, 2012

ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 5, 2012:

Anthony Creek
Barboursville Lake
Bear Rocks Lake
Berwind Lake
Big Clear Creek
Blackwater River
Bullskin Run
Burnsville Tailwaters
Cacapon Park Lake
Conaway Run Lake
Coonskin Park Lake (Children & Class Q)
Cranberry River
Dog Run Lake
Dry Fork (McDowell)
Dry Fork (Randolph, Tucker)
East Fork Greenbrier River
Elk River
Evitts Run
French Creek Pond
Gandy Creek
Glady Fork
Horse Creek Lake
Horseshoe Run
James P. Bailey Lake
Kanawha State Forest Pond (Children & Class Q)
Kimsey Run Lake
Knapps Creek
Larenim Park Lake
Laurel Fork (Randolph)
Laurel Fork of Holly River
Left Fork of Holly River
Little Clear Creek
Little River East Fork Greenbrier River
Little River West Fork Greenbrier River
Logan County Airport Pond (Children & Class Q)
Lost River
Meadow Creek of New River
Middle Creek
Mill Creek of Opequon
Mill Creek Reservoir
Miller Fork Pond (Children & Class Q)
Milligan Creek
Moores Run
New Creek
North Fork of Lunice
North Fork of Patterson Creek
North Fork of South Branch
North River
Opequon Creek
Potts Creek
Red Creek
Rich Creek (Monroe)
Ridenour Lake
Right Fork of Middle Fork River
Rockhouse Lake
Rocky Marsh Run
Rollins Lake
Seneca Lake
Shavers Fork (Bemis section)
Shavers Fork (lower section)
Shavers Fork (upper section)
South Branch (Franklin)
South Branch (Smoke Hole)
South Fork Potts Creek
South Mill Creek Lake
Spruce Knob Lake
Spruce Laurel Fork
Stonewall Jackson Tailwaters
Summit Lake
Sutton Tailwaters
Teter Creek Lake
Thomas Park Lake
Tilhance Creek
Trout Run
Tuscarora Creek
Tygart Headwaters
Tygart Tailwaters
Underwood Lake (Children & Class Q)
Waites Run
Warden Lake
Watoga Lake
West Fork Greenbrier River
Wheeling Creek
Williams River
Wood Pond (Children & Class Q)

Contact Information

Mike Shingleton, Wildlife Resources Section