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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Great Cacapon Mountain rises behind Cacapon State Park Lodge on a winter day. (Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce)

Butterfly garden programs set at Cacapon Resort this weekend

Though the forecast calls for a snowy mix, many visitors at Cacapon Resort State Park this weekend will be planning summer butterfly gardens during...
Uncommon in West Virginia, thorny honey locust trees may have been brought to the state by mastodons.

Mastodons may have carried thorny locust trees to W.Va.

The thorny cousin of the common black locust tree might have arrived in what's now West Virginia by mastodon, according to a naturalist who's...
A monarch butterfly feeds on flowers.

Winter weekend at Chief Logan State Park to kick-start spring

Has winter got you down? Perhaps a weekend of nature programming at Chief Logan State Park this weekend (January 17-19) will warm you up. A...
Snow blankets a country road through a woodland in West Virginia.

North Bend State Park hosts Winter Wonder Weekend Jan. 17-19

Plant the seeds of fun, conservation, and education during Winter Wonder Weekend at North Bend State Park Jan. 17-19. Activities will include sled riding...
The White Hollow Trail descends through Kanawha State Forest near Charleston, West Virginia.

Six West Virginia parks to offer guided autumn hikes

Autumn is an ideal season for woodland walks and, to celebrate, six West Virginia state parks and forests are offering guided hikes with park...

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