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.

 Cacapon Resort Telephone Service Replacement Underway

4/13/2010 BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – Relief is on the way for some guests and visitors who have been calling Cacapon Resort State Park but getting no answer, according to District Administrator Paul Redford. Cacapon Resort is getting a new phone system, lines and upgrades. During the changeover, Cacapon recently experienced a break in the main line that created a loss of service.

“We’re experiencing a few growing pains,” Redford said. “We apologize for the inconvenience, but we welcome what will be a great improvement of communication both internally at the park and with visitors and guests to the Morgan County area.” 

Dagostino Electronic Services was the successful bidder on a complete telephone overhaul at this eastern panhandle West Virginia State Park. From underground and overhead cable to the switchboard and phones, this system will bring Cacapon into the 21st century for communications. The new system will also accommodate expansion if necessary. 

“Cacapon Resort has struggled for several years with a decades-old switching system while a new telephone system purchasing contract was being developed,” Redford explained. “The bidding process sometimes takes months and, in this case, years to complete and be awarded. We extend apologizes to guests having difficulty calling for information and reservations, but all that will change with the new system.”       

The contract calls for the replacement of all phones, switchboard and internal systems, and cabling underground, overhead and internally. The process will take at least two months to complete. There is a temporary line installed so telephone calls can be received by the park.  The current park phone number is 304-258-1022 and the number may or may not work depending the phase of system installment. Guests calling the park have a second phone number to use, 304-258-1023. The park’s Web site www.cacaponresort.com will post telephone information and progress as the installation is made.  Individuals using Facebook may opt to become a fan of Cacapon Resort State Park or W.Va. State Parks and watch for information posted regarding installation progress for telephone service, as well as restaurant and special events.  An e-mail address, cacaponstateparkinfo@wvdnr.gov, is available for contact as well.

Cacapon Resort State Park is located 10 miles from Berkeley Springs on Route 522.  The park is a popular vacation destination and has served generations of state residents and vacationers.  The 48-room lodge includes a gift shop and full-service restaurant that features Sunday buffets, daily menu and caters to groups using the park. An 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf course, riding stables, wobble clay shooting range and beach swimming appeals to the outdoor-oriented individual.  Cabins and cottages are open for the summer season, as well as the Old Inn, a vintage Civilian Conservation Corps structure that can accommodate up to 32 guests. A summer nature program and a year-round nature center and interpretative programs are also onsite. Visit the park Web site at www.cacaponresort.com to learn more about this area.  For reservations and questions, please call the temporary phone number 304-258-1023.

Contact Information

Paul Redford
304-558-2764
paul.a.redford@wv.gov