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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North Bend offers kayak, rappel, mtn.-bike courses June 10

Encouraging visitors to try new outdoor activities, rangers at North Bend State Park this weekend are offering introductory courses in kayaking, rappelling, mountain biking. Park...
West Virginia Cabin Lodging

West Virginia state parks offer lodging discount June 4-11

Now that school is out, West Virginia state parks and forests are offering early summer lodging specials to help visitors enjoy even more hiking,...
Panorama of Canaan Valley

“Cool” June events beckon guests to Canaan Valley Resort

From a festival dedicated to avian species of the Alleghenies to a two-day celebration of native Irish road bowling, many "cool" opportunities beckon travelers to the...

Bluestone State Park reopened following high water on lake

UPDATE (May 31, 2017): Bluestone State Park has reopened following its closure over Memorial Day weekend. Due to high water from flooding on Bluestone...
Blackwater Falls at Blackwater Falls State Park

Blackwater Falls hosts second annual Cardboard-and-Duct-Tape Boat Race

Blackwater Falls State Park is taking its trademark winter Cardboard-and-Duct-Tape sled race to the water May 27 in its second annual Cardboard-and-Duct-Tape Boat Race. As...
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