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Conaway Run Lake facilities to close during repair

Conaway Run Lake forms behind an inpoundment in the Conaway Run Lake Wildlife Management Area.
As part of the dam-safety program of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Conaway Run Lake, near Middlebourne, in Tyler County, is undergoing...

Biologists find success restoring trout in eastern panhandle

Biologist Brandon Keplinger (center) works with staff to restore trout populations.
Biologists with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources have released fingerling brook trout into a tributary of the Cacapon River with the help...

Fallout 76: Which West Virginia landmarks can you find?

A screenshot from the new game Fallout 76 appears to show a ruined New River Gorge in the background.
In time for Christmas 2018, Bethesda it will unleash "Fallout 76," a video game of enormous proportions that appears to be entirely centered in...

“Fallout 76” driving record traffic to West Virginia Explorer

The megasloth from Fallout 76.
Fallout from the announced release of the "Fallout 76" West Virginia-based video game is driving record traffic to West Virginia Explorer, according to its...

Little Beaver lake nominated to ‘mom-approved” list

Little Beaver Lake is being numbered in a nationwide list of mom-approved parks.
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...

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

Blennerhassett Mansion, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Parkersburg, WV, Wood County, Mid-Ohio Valley Region
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...

Needleseye park at Oak Hill now open to hikers, climbers

Hiker at Needles Eye
Climbers and hikers are welcome to begin exploring a 300-acre park under construction near the New River Gorge that includes more than two miles...

Outfitter provides discounted raft trips to celebrate W.Va. rafting

Excited rafters plunge into a rapid on New River.
River Expeditions will celebrate the 50th anniversary of whitewater rafting in West Virginia June 20 with discounted trips on the New River, according to...

More than 1,000 kayaks expected at burgeoning W.Va. festival

Kayakers float Coal River, expected to fill with more than a thousand kayaks June 16.
A record-breaking 1,000 kayakers are expected to participate in the 14th annual Tour de Coal community float trip Saturday, June 16, on the Coal...

Agencies, farmers markets to present state park dinners

Farm on Jordan Run Road, Grant County, Rick Burgess, Potomac Branches Region
Three state agencies have partnered with the W.Va. Farmers Market Association to host eight farm-to-table dinners in West Virginia state parks. Each will take...

Spring turkey harvest in West Virginia reaches 15-year high

A hunter calls a gobbler during spring turkey season in West Virginia.
Turkey hunters in West Virginia harvested 12,274 gobblers in spring 2018 — a 15-year high and a six-percent increase over 2017, according to preliminary...

Fifty elk to be released “softly” into W.Va. in re-populaton effort

More than 20 calves could join the herd of elk being released in W.Va.
Fifty elk will be released "softly" into the mountains of southern West Virginia this summer in an effort to reestablish the animal in its...

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