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Bald eagle survey highlight of Pipestem birding weekend

Bald eagle populations are growing in West Virginia
Bald eagles—never before seen in southern West Virginia—have become inhabitants over the last decade, and naturalists at Pipestem Resort State Park are inviting the...

North Bend hosts free beekeeping program Feb. 28

A honeybee pollinates a dandelion in West Virginia
Lushly forested West Virginia is a ideally suited to the production of rich, golden honey, and North Bend State Park is fostering the industry...

Cooper’s Rock fest celebrates winter fun Feb. 9

View from Raven Rock
The eighth annual Winterfest celebration at Coopers Rock State Forest Feb. 9 provides guests free hikes, introductory courses in snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and...

Gov. Justice: Pipestem state park to add zip-line, canopy tours

Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel and Gov. Jim Justice announce an $11 million investment in new outdoors adventures coming to Pipestem Resort State Park in 2019.
Governor Jim Justice today announced an $11-million investment package for Pipestem Resort State Park that will include new outdoor-adventure infrastructure and updated park accommodations. Beginning...

Monarch subject of North Bend park program Jan. 18-20

The monarch is West Virginia's official state butterfly.
The habits of West Virginia's butterfly population, including the state butterfly, the monarch, will be the theme of North Bend State Park’s annual Winter...

Seven West Virginia state parks and forests to host Jan. 1...

More than 100 hikers showed up for a First Day Hike at Kanawha State Forest. Photo by Kenny Kemp for the West Virginia Gazette provided by the W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
It's time to make New Year's resolutions, and seven West Virginia state parks and forests are inviting people to join a First Day Hike...

New W.Va. state parks gift cards include eight bonus coupons

Restored pioneer farm at Twin Falls Resort State Park, Wyoming County, Hatfield & McCoy Region
The ultimate gift for a West Virginia state park fanatic, park system gift-cards for 2019 include eight bonus coupons for park amenities if purchased...

Cacapon growth to boost Berkeley Springs spas, dining, shopping

Cacapon State Park Lodge, Morgan County, Eastern Panhandle Region
The expansion of facilities at Cacapon Resort State Park is expected to have a promising impact on tourism at nearby Berkeley Springs, a resort...

Cacapon State Park to host ghost-story campfire Aug. 11

Cacapon River, Potomac Branches Region
Cacapon Resort State Park will host West Virginia native and professional storyteller Adam Booth Aug. 11 for a family friendly evening of campfire ghost...

North Bend offers outdoor skills programs July 21

Adventurers participating in the Quest program gather at North Bend State Park.
Rangers at North Bend State Park on July 21 will helps guests learn new outdoors skills, offering introductory courses in backpacking, geocaching, and backcountry camping....

Chief Logan State Park dedicates its first cabins July 16

New cabin at Chief Logan State Park
The West Virginia State Parks system on July 16 will dedicate three new cabins at Chief Logan State Park in Logan County during a...

Canaan resort launches mountaineer wilderness skills workshops

Guests at Canaan Valley State Park make ready for a hike on one of the resort's many trails.
Visitors to Canaan Valley Resort in the highlands of northeastern West Virginia are learning the fundamentals of wilderness living from experts in the field,...

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