State Parks in West Virginia

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 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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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...
Elk River at Queens Shoals, WV, Clay County, Heartland Region

New state park will attract business to lower Elk River

A new state park is among the many things people in West Virginia can look forward to once the quarantine is lifted. And while...
The falls of Mash Fork drop over a ledge in Camp Creek State Park.

Governor closes park, forest campgrounds in state system

West Virginia state park and forest campgrounds, as well as the scenic overlooks at Coopers Rock and Blackwater Falls, have been closed, according to...

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