State-managed parks and forests in West Virginia are offering state residents discounts of 30 percent on overnight stays in cabins, campgrounds, and lodge rooms between June 1 through August 31, 2020.
Governor Jim Justice announces the historic discount on lodging to show his appreciation for the resiliency and support of West Virginians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"At the end of the day, all West Virginians have been heroes throughout these unusual times," Justice said.
"Because of the resiliency and strength you have shown following the advice of our experts, our state has seen some of the lowest rates of COVID-19 cases in the country.
"You're saving lives, and we can never thank you enough."
The discount, called the WVSTRONG Discount, is the first of its kind in the history of the state park system, according to state officials.
To claim the 30 percent discount on a new reservation, simply book online at WVStateParks.com and enter promo code "WVSTRONG" at checkout.
"We want to encourage all West Virginians to enjoy our beautiful state that we have," Justice said.
"Go, West Virginia, and enjoy the parks that are near to your hearts. Or, if there’s an area where you want to visit but you haven’t been able to get to yet, go and experience a new adventure."
West Virginians with existing reservations during this time will be proactively issued the discount as a credit on their reservation within two weeks.
Credits will be automatically applied, so guests with existing reservations do not need to call.
Steve McDaniel, director of the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources, said members of the division are excited about welcoming more West Virginians to the state park system.
"With this promotion, we're hoping to introduce more West Virginia residents to the beauty and outdoor recreation you'll find here at our state parks."
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