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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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...
An elk bellows in a glade in the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area.

Guided tours lead hikers through elk management area

How fares the Mountain State's new herd of free-range elk? Hikers will have an opportunity to find out in September and October during a...
Campers lodge in idyllic coves at Beech Fork State Park.

State Parks seeks public comment on new Beech Fork lodge

A public comment meeting that concerns a proposed 75-room lodge and conference center to be developed near the Beech Fork Dam and Recreation Area...
West Virginia is offering discounts on all lodge rooms, cabins, and campsites to those seeking shelter from Hurricane Dorian.

W.Va. opens parks to travelers who seek shelter from Dorian

West Virginia has opened its state parks to travelers seeking shelter from Hurricane Dorian, offering a 50 percent discount on park cabins, campsites, and...
A park ranger demonstrates fire-pit cooking at North Bend State Park near Cairo, West Virginia

North Bend State Park hosts 52nd annual Nature Wonder Weekend

North Bend State Park’s Nature Wonder Weekend—North America’s premier and longest-running wild foods event—will celebrate its 52nd year Sept. 20-22. “Participants this year will learn...

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