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.

End of April 2014 Events at West Virginia’s State Parks


April 18, 2014 - Spring wildflower walks and volunteer days at many of West Virginia’s state parks are planned as April’s quirky weather yields to the merry month of May...


Stonewall Resort State Park Marina to Open April 5, 2014


April 04, 2014 - Stonewall Resort State Park’s 370-plus slip marina will open for the season Saturday, April 5,, 2014...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 31 - April 4, 2014


April 04, 2014 - The following waters were stocked the week of March 31, 2014...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 24-28, 2014


March 28, 2014 - The following waters were stocked the week of March 24, 2014...


Duct Tape & Cardboard Sled Race at Blackwater Falls State Park Feb. 22, 2014


February 04, 2014 - For the second year, winter enthusiasts/duct tape engineers are invited to design and construct a person-powered, corrugated cardboard sled...


West Virginia Reptile and Amphibian Regulations Brochure Available


January 28, 2014 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has a new Reptile and Amphibian Regulations brochure available...


Poet Norman Jordan Presents “Carter G. Woodson, Father of Black History” at Hawks Nest State Park, Feb. 1, 2014


January 27, 2014 - Local poet Norman Jordan will present a dynamic performance of Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Black History,” Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Hawks Nest State Park in Fayette County...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 13-17, 2014


January 21, 2014 - The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 13, 2014...


It's Holly by Golly in 2014, West Virginia state park recovers from 2012 storm damage


January 17, 2014 - Holly River State Park is resilient. Two major storms in less than six months – a derecho followed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012...


Ballroom & Latin Dance Weekend at Stonewall Resort; Couples Country-Western Dance Weekend at Pipestem, Jan. 24-26, 2014


January 17, 2014 - Go dancing at one of two West Virginia state parks the weekend of Jan. 24-26, 2014...


Country-Western Dance Weekend at Pipestem Resort, Jan. 24-26, 2014


January 16, 2014 - Karen Mudge and Eddie Bowles of Kickin’ Kountry Couples are dance instructors at Pipestem Resort State Park’s Country-Western Dance Weekend Jan. 24-26, 2014...


West Virginia Hunters Harvest 150,268 Deer in 2013


January 15, 2014 - Preliminary counts of game checking tags indicate West Virginia hunters harvested a total of 150,268 white-tailed deer during the recently completed bucks-only, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery and Youth/Class Q/Class XS deer seasons...


West Virginia Hunters Harvest 1,013 Fall Turkeys in 2013


January 14, 2014 - Preliminary figures for the West Virginia 2013 fall turkey hunting season show a harvest of 1,013 turkeys...


Hawks Nest Winter Evenings Are Diverse in 2014


January 14, 2014 - Three special evenings are featured in January and February at Hawks Nest State Park that offer diverse entertainment...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 6-10, 2014


January 10, 2014 - The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 6, 2014...