State Parks in West Virginia

Gristmill at Babcock State Park

West Virginia state parks include some of the best-known state parks in the U.S. More than 30 state parks and park areas here vary in size and kind. Some protect small historic landmarks and monuments. Others, many of which were first in West Virginia, preserve large land areas for outdoor recreation. Many provide cabins and camping for overnight guests, and some include park lodges. Several include golf courses. Two parks boast aerial tramways.

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Children frolic during a Green Day Hike, now a landmark spring in event in West Virginia State Parks.

Green Day Hikes set at 10 West Virginia state parks

To celebrate early spring and Saint Patrick’s Day, ten West Virginia state parks and forests will host Green Day Hikes in mid-March, according to...
State parks across West Virginia will begin stocking trout this weekend.

Weekend trout stockings return to state parks this spring

To encourage families and would-be anglers to take up fishing, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has announced the dates and locations of...
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...

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