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.

Business

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.

Education

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.

Employment

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.

Family

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.

Health

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.

Tourism

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.

  Recreation, Tourism and Travel

Below you will find a list of recent press releases that relate to Recreation, Tourism and Travel. Click Read More to view the full text of the press release.

Deer Hunters in West Virginia harvest 37,277 bucks during the buck firearms season


December 15, 2014 - Preliminary data collected from game checking stations across the state indicate deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 37,277 bucks during the two-week buck firearms season...


Pipestem Resort State Park appeals to holiday travelers with free activities and events


December 03, 2014 - Holiday travelers in West Virginia have many opportunities for free outdoor and indoor recreation in state parks...


West Virginia DNR prepares for changeover to electronic licensing system effective Jan. 1, 2015


December 03, 2014 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) announces that Dec. 23 will be the last day in 2014 for processing lifetime licenses or permits...


Knee Hockey: new fun activity at Chief Logan Lodge plus "Hat Trick" lodging discount


December 01, 2014 - West Virginia’s state park system is adding another recreation twist to encourage family and youth activities to enjoy exercise and fun...


Additional deer muzzleloader stamps (Class RM) must be purchased before Dec. 8


December 01, 2014 - West Virginia hunters are reminded that the deer muzzleloader season will run from Dec. 8 through Dec. 13...


Natural Resources Police Officer Jonathan R. Casto receives West Virginia Officer of the Year Award


November 25, 2014 - West Virginia’s 2014 Natural Resources Police Officer of the Year is J.R. Casto of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) District 6...


Venison is an excellent low-fat alternative to beef


November 25, 2014 - As West Virginia’s hunters take to the field, they gain more than just an enjoyable day with family and friends...


Buck and Antlerless Gun Seasons Open Nov. 24, 2014


November 25, 2014 - As is traditional every Monday before Thanksgiving, West Virginia’s two-week antlered (buck) firearm season begins Monday, Nov. 24, and continues through Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014...


Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources


November 13, 2014 - Police Officer candidates Dec. 5 or Dec. 6, 2014...


Report hunting and fishing law violations to West Virginia DNR


November 13, 2014 - It’s easy to report hunting or fishing law violations in West Virginia, and those reports are helpful in protecting the state’s wildlife...


West Virginia State Parks are Something Special


October 31, 2014 - It’s the time of year for holiday and Christmas gift ideas and West Virginia’s state parks “Something Extra” program returns...


Special lodging rates at West Virginia State Parks recognize veterans Nov. 1-16, 2014


October 30, 2014 - Special golf play discount at Pipestem and Twin Falls state parks Nov. 11...


2014 Furbearer Trapping Seasons to Open Nov. 1


October 24, 2014 - West Virginia’s trapping seasons will open Nov. 1, 2014...


West Virginia’s 2014 wild boar firearms season opens Oct. 25


October 21, 2014 - Wild boar firearms season in West Virginia is scheduled to open Oct. 25 and run through Nov. 1, 2014...