State Parks in West Virginia

Gristmill at Babcock State Park

The West Virginia state park system includes more than 30 state parks and park areas that vary in size and kind. Some protect small landmarks. Others, many of which were first , preserve large land areas for outdoor recreation. Many provide cabins and camping for overnight guests. Several include golf courses.

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Hikers wander among hemlock at Canaan Valley Resort State Park in Tucker County, West Virginia.

Canaan Valley Resort unveils new guided hiking program

At the heart of one of the most-photographed scenic regions in West Virginia, Canaan Valley Resort this week has unveiled a new program of...
Bald eagle populations are growing in West Virginia

Bald eagle survey highlight of Pipestem birding weekend

Bald eagles—never before seen in southern West Virginia—have become inhabitants over the last decade, and naturalists at Pipestem Resort State Park are inviting the...
A honeybee pollinates a dandelion in West Virginia

North Bend hosts free beekeeping program Feb. 28

Lushly forested West Virginia is a ideally suited to the production of rich, golden honey, and North Bend State Park is fostering the industry...
View from Raven Rock

Cooper’s Rock fest celebrates winter fun Feb. 9

The eighth annual Winterfest celebration at Coopers Rock State Forest Feb. 9 provides guests free hikes, introductory courses in snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and...
Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel and Gov. Jim Justice announce an $11 million investment in new outdoors adventures coming to Pipestem Resort State Park in 2019.

Gov. Justice: Pipestem state park to add zip-line, canopy tours

Governor Jim Justice today announced an $11-million investment package for Pipestem Resort State Park that will include new outdoor-adventure infrastructure and updated park accommodations. Beginning...

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