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.

 Woggers welcome at Pipestem State Park; Special activities offered May 1-4, 2014



Wild Turkey
Guests and visitors at Pipestem State Park who “wog” (walk or jog) the golf courses during early morning or late evening hours may spot wildlife such as this wild turkey.
Pipestem State Park during the early morning and late evening is the place to be if you’re a wogger. What’s a wogger? “It’s an opportunity for our guests to walk or jog, or as we call it, ‘wog,’ on the golf course before play begins in the morning or after it ends in the evening on the 18-hole championship course or the par 3 short course,” said Park Naturalist Julie McQuade.

“Wogging is a program state parks staff offers to encourage outdoor thinking and to promote physical activity.” Wog the Golf Courses is available every day 6-7 a.m. and 8 p.m. until posted times. Park guests are invited to walk/jog (wog) the golf courses. This is an unguided activity. Woggers must remain on paved cart paths while they enjoy the sights and sounds of the courses.

Mowing/watering activity may be encountered and woggers must abide by instructions provided by grounds maintenance personnel. Dogs are welcome; however, they must be leashed and all waste must be collected.
Pipestem State Park Nature Activities May 1-4
In addition to daily wogging, Pipestem State Park is offering free nature activities to guests and visitors the weekend of May 1-4, 2014.
• May 1 – Beginner Birding Basics at the park nature center at 10 a.m. with Naturalist Julie McQuade.
• May 2 – Dogwood Hike at 9:30 a.m. and a Pond Walk at 2 p.m, both departing from the Nature Center.
• May 3 – A car caravan departs from McKeever Lodge at 9:30 a.m. to Bluestone Lake for a Bald Eagle Watch. Murbles (an over-sized marble used in an outdoor game) at 1 p.m. at the campground and a Nature Scavenger Hunt at 2 p.m. are family friendly options.
• May 4 – Sunday activities include a Plaster Tracks craft at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center, an 11 a.m. Tower Walk to Bolar Lookout Tower, and a caravan to Jordan’s Chapel at 2 p.m. Weekly activities offered at Pipestem State Park are generally posted a week or more in advance and may vary from week to week. Wogging and other activities offered at Pipestem Resort are posted on the park’s website, www.pipestemresort.com under “To Do” Weekly Activities.

Contact Information

Julie McQuade