State Parks in West Virginia

Gristmill at Babcock State Park, Clifftop, WV, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
Gristmill at Babcock State Park

West Virginia state parks include some of the best-known state parks in the U.S. More than 30 state parks and park areas here vary in size and kind. Some protect small historic landmarks and monuments. Others, many of which were first state forests in West Virginia, preserve large land areas for outdoor recreation. Many provide cabins and camping for overnight guests, and some include park lodges. Several include golf courses. Two parks boast aerial tramways.

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State Parks

Battle Reenactment at Canaan Valley Resort

Canaan Valley hosts reenactments, outdoor adventure June 18-20

In the highest mountain valley in the eastern U.S., the Canaan Valley, Canaan Valley Resort will celebrate the history of the Mountain State and...
Park guests fish the Bluestone River at Pipestem Resort State Park

Job fair at Pipestem Resort State Park set May 11

The West Virginia State Parks system will host an on-site and virtual job fair at Pipestem Resort State Park on May 11 to recruit...
Cabins in state-managed parks in West Virginia are welcoming record in-state visitors. (Photo: W.Va. Dept. of Commerce)

Resident visitation record set in West Virginia state parks

State-managed parks and forests in West Virginia have welcomed a record-breaking number of in-state guests so far this year, thanks to a promotional discount...
Mountaintop cabin at Camp Creek State Forest

Camp Creek State Forest opens remote guest cabin

A remarkable remote cabin that requires a 3.3-mile hike to access has been opened at Camp Creek State Forest, providing guests the opportunity for...
Visitors boat and board on the waterfront at Stonewall Resort at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park.

Stonewall Resort in W.Va. launches phased reopening

Stonewall Resort in north-central West Virginia has begun reopening resort and state park amenities following recent rules and guidelines established by Governor Jim Justice. The...