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.

Electrical upgrades at Hawks Nest State Park scheduled Sept. 29, 2014


September 16, 2014 - Hawks Nest State Park near Ansted in Fayette County is scheduled for a planned power outage Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, beginning at 7:30 a.m....


Outdoor Youth Challenge – WV's Celebration of National Hunting & Fishing Day, Sept. 27 & 28 at Stonewall State Park


September 16, 2014 - Children ages 6 to 18 are encouraged to participate in the Outdoor Youth Challenge during West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 27 and 28 at Stonewall Resort State Park...


Summersville Lake tailwater trout stocking


August 22, 2014 - DNR will stock 750 pounds of rainbow trout in the Summersville Dam tailwater the week of Aug. 25, 2014....


Social media creates dining-out interest at West Virginia State Parks


August 22, 2014 - Restaurants at West Virginia’s state parks have an increasing presence on social media and that has resulted in an increase in customers at those restaurants...


School calendars and swimming opportunities adjusted at Tygart Lake and other West Virginia state parks


August 11, 2014 - With schools restarting for the year, swimming hours are changing at West Virginia’s state parks and forests, including the lake beach swimming area at Tygart Lake State Park...


Canaan Amateur Backyard Chili / BBQ Cook-off looking for chefs


August 01, 2014 - Canaan Valley Resort State Park is searching for amateur chili and barbecue chefs to participate in the annual Canaan Amateur Backyard Chili & Barbecue Cook-off...


“Walk Between the Parks” at Canaan Valley and Blackwater Falls State Parks, August 2, 2014


July 30, 2014 - Walk Between the Parks is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2, between Canaan Valley Resort State Park and Blackwater Falls State Park...


State to honor Adopt-A-Highway volunteers on Aug. 2


July 09, 2014 - The West Virginia departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation will host the 18th annual Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day Picnic...


'Outside is In' at West Virginia State Parks


July 09, 2014 - Natural beauty, fun and adventure in the great outdoors are some of our state's defining characteristics, bringing us worldwide renown as a terrific place to get away from it all...


Applications available for 2014 antlerless deer season limited permit areas


July 03, 2014 - Applications for the 2014 Antlerless Deer Season are available at West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) district offices and the DNR Elkins and South Charleston offices...


Outdoor Adventure Weekends at North Bend State Park feature mountain biking and kayaking


June 26, 2014 - North Bend State Park helps people get interested in outdoor recreation by offering hikes, swimming and games on a daily basis...


WVDNR Advises Leave Young Wildlife Alone


June 11, 2014 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources advises people to leave all young wildlife alone...


Mountain Heritage and Wine Festival at Stonewall Resort June 14


June 11, 2014 - West Virginia – Arts and crafts enthusiasts, wine lovers and those interested in West Virginia and Appalachian culture are invited to attend the Mountain Heritage and Wine Festival at Stonewall Resort State Park Saturday, June 14, 2014...


Maurice Ulmer Group performs at Pipestem Amphitheater June 14


June 11, 2014 - The Maurice Ulmer Group will be the next performers for the 2014 Pipestem Resort State Park Summer Amphitheater Series June 14...


Kanawha State Forest roads closed for culvert repair June 9


June 09, 2014 - Roads through Kanawha State Forest will be closed temporarily June 9, 2014, while two large culverts are replaced by West Virginia Paving Company...