Attractions in West Virginia

Drawdy Creek Falls near Peytona, WV, Boone County, Hatfield & McCoy Region
Drawdy Creek Falls

West Virginia is a vacation destination of the highest order, filled with attractions discovered and undiscovered. No matter the form of refreshment and relaxation you seek, you'll find plenty of opportunity among the West Virginia hills.

Stay tuned as we add more categories and more landmarks under our expanding list of attractions in West Virginia. Please be aware that for-profit attractions may be otherwise included under our lodging and recreation sections.

How we define "attractions"

Members of the West Virginia Explorer development team thought long about how they might organize the resources we've come to call attractions. "Attractions" seemed to best define the resources for those of us who are beguiled by the state. Keep in mind that many attractions so-labelled are undeveloped, and their access may not be as easily managed as would be in the traditional sense.

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The park will re-seed the half-acre pad where the well currently stands.

Park service to plug and clean orphaned well near Gauley River

The National Park Service has received approximately $9.8 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to plug, remediate, and reclaim abandoned oil and...
Morning dawns in the Monongahela National Forest in eastern West Virginia.

Forest Service invests $6 million in deferred maintenance in W.Va.

The Monongahela National Forest has received $6 million in funding from the 2020 Great American Outdoors Act to support seven projects across the Forest...
Giant inflatable toys await swimmers at the beach at Tygart Lake State Park. (Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce)

Adventure lakes at Pipestem Resort, Tygart Lake to open May 20

Adventure lakes at Pipestem Resort and Tygart Lake state parks are set to open on May 20, and officials are encouraging travelers to book...
Glade Creek wanders through a snowy hollow at Babcock State Park. Photo courtesy Rick Burgess.

Bill to privatize W.Va. state parks could be irreversible

Could West Virginia residents lose control of their state parks? Some state officials are warning voters about what could be a threat to the...
The Glade Creek Gristmill at Babcock State Park has become an icon of West Virginia rurality.

Retired administrator warns against state parks privatization

The West Virginia Legislature this week is considering the privatization of the state's park system. Mark Wylie, retired parks district administrator and long-time superintendent...