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Visitation increased in 2023 for all national park sites in southern...

Glen Jean, W.Va. — According to park officials, visitation increased across the board at all three national park sites in southern West Virginia in...

Islands in the Ohio River in West Virginia are a Noah's...

Anglers boat on the Ohio River near Parkersburg, West Virginia.
WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. — Hidden in plain sight, the islands in the Ohio River in West Virginia are a Noah's Ark for wildlife that has...

Storied West Virginia monument stands forgotten in the woods

GEORGE TOWN, W.Va. — Finding the monument on a map is difficult enough. Finding it in the steep woodlands is even more challenging. But...

Mysterious Ferguson's Rock feature of historic road in southern West Virginia

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Questions may always surround a mysterious boulder in southern West Virginia inscribed with the characters "S. Ferguson F. County 1814." Long known...

Extraordinary Beartown State Park a classroom for West Virginia geology

Visitors stroll the boardwalks at Beartown State Park in southeastern West Virginia.
DROOP, W.Va. — Among the smallest state parks in West Virginia, 110-acre Beartown State Park is nevertheless among its most fascinating. For decades, it's...

Elk visitor center and viewing tower are coming to southern W.Va.

LOGAN, W.Va. — The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources is reviewing bids for constructing an elk viewing tower and visitor center to be built...

West Virginia to introduce more elk, create new elk visitor center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources will introduce 40 new elk to the Mountain State’s growing herd in 2024 and create...

Historic Jenny Gap tunnel in West Virginia once stolen by a...

David Sibray peers into the Jenny Gap Tunnel near Lester, West Virginia, in Raleigh County.
LESTER, W.Va. — Railroad companies in the early 1900s bored six tunnels through Guyandotte Mountain to extract coal from the last undeveloped coalfield in...

Lone country church in southern West Virginia has unexpected history

TAMS, W.Va. — Most folks who come across the New Salem Baptist Church in southern West Virginia believe it to be abandoned. In cosmetic...

Boat rental concessionaire needed at Lake Sherwood in the Monongahela

NEOLA, W.Va. — Officials with the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia are soliciting applications from people interested in operating and maintaining the boat...

Nine W.Va. state parks and natural areas host guided hikes Jan....

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Guided hikes in nine state parks and natural areas in West Virginia are being hosted on January 1, 2024, as part...

Old-fashioned sled park in West Virginia longest on East Coast

DAVIS, W.Va. — Nothing beats an old-fashioned ride on a sled, and one of the nation's longest sled runs, at Blackwater Falls State Park...

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