State Parks in West Virginia

Gristmill at Babcock State Park, Clifftop, WV, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
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 state forests, preserve large land areas for outdoor recreation. Many provide cabins and camping for overnight guests. Several include golf courses.

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Twin Falls is one of several West Virginia state parks and forests offering veteran discounts

W.Va. state parks offer veterans discount Oct. 29-Nov. 16

The West Virginia State Parks system is giving back to men and women who have served in the military by offering a special discount...
Heron at Beech Fork State Park

Heron Festival set for Oct. 14 at Beech Fork State Park

Beech Fork State Park near Huntington, W.Va., will host its 2017 Heron Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14. A celebration of one of the park's most...
Boats dock at Tygart Valley Lake State Park, West Virginia

Construction at Tygart Valley Lake to extend boating season

A major upgrade to the boating facilities at Tygart Lake State Park will begin this fall, according to park superintendent Jim Browning. Construction is tentatively...
Officials at Canaan Valley are expecting a vivid Allegheny autumn in West Virginia

Canaan Valley park gearing up for brilliant Allegheny autumn

One of the most lofty resort-parks in the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia, Canaan Valley State Park is gearing up for a vivid autumn,...

Eleven W.Va. state parks will offer eclipse celebrations

Eleven West Virginia state park will celebrate the near-total solar eclipse that will darken most of the country the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 21. Visitors to...
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