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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Waders soak in a pools a Berkeley Springs State Park in Bath, West Virginia.

Historic Berkeley Springs spa offers loyalty card for patrons

The historic spa at Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, is introducing a loyalty-card program to accommodate regular patrons of its bathhouses, according to spa officials. One...
Overlook of New River at Hawks Nest State Park, Ansted, WV, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region

New restaurant opening at Hawks Nest State Park

Featuring stunning views of the New River Gorge, The Vista Restaurant at Hawks Nest State Park has opened under park management, the W.Va. Division...
Little Beaver Lake is being numbered in a nationwide list of mom-approved parks.

Little Beaver lake nominated to ‘mom-approved” list

The lake at Little Beaver State Park has been nominated one of the best places to go for family-friendly fishing and boating in West...
Blennerhassett Mansion, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Parkersburg, WV, Wood County, Mid-Ohio Valley Region

Five W.Va. state parks great for beating summer heat

I can't think of a West Virginia state park that wouldn't be ideal for a summer getaway. Many boast swimming pools and streams that...

Hundreds attend May wildflower weekend at Blackwater Falls

Blackwater Falls State Park, near Davis, West Virginia, will welcome hundreds of wildflower enthusiasts to the area May 10-13 for a weekend of springtime...

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