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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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...
The monarch is West Virginia's official state butterfly.

Monarch subject of North Bend park program Jan. 18-20

The habits of West Virginia's butterfly population, including the state butterfly, the monarch, will be the theme of North Bend State Park’s annual Winter...
More than 100 hikers showed up for a First Day Hike at Kanawha State Forest. Photo by Kenny Kemp for the West Virginia Gazette provided by the W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.

Seven West Virginia state parks and forests to host Jan. 1 hikes

It's time to make New Year's resolutions, and seven West Virginia state parks and forests are inviting people to join a First Day Hike...



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