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Farm-to-Table dinners return to W.Va. State Parks

Guests at West Virginia state parks enjoying farm-to-table dining.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Parks farm-to-table dinner series is back this year and is the best way to enjoy locally...

Blackwater Falls visitors can expect far more in Tucker County

The Blackwater Falls descends out of the Canaan Valley
DAVIS, W.Va. — Blackwater Falls may be one of the best-known natural wonders in West Virginia, but the waterfall and surrounding park are best...

Adventure lakes at Pipestem Resort, Tygart Lake to open May 20

Giant inflatable toys await swimmers at the beach at Tygart Lake State Park. (Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce)
Adventure lakes at Pipestem Resort and Tygart Lake state parks are set to open on May 20, and officials are encouraging travelers to book...

Bill to privatize W.Va. state parks could be irreversible

Glade Creek wanders through a snowy hollow at Babcock State Park. Photo courtesy Rick Burgess.
Could West Virginia residents lose control of their state parks? Some state officials are warning voters about what could be a threat to the...

Retired administrator warns against state parks privatization

The Glade Creek Gristmill at Babcock State Park has become an icon of West Virginia rurality.
The West Virginia Legislature this week is considering the privatization of the state's park system. Mark Wylie, retired parks district administrator and long-time superintendent...

Parks provide discount for families with young cancer patients

According to the Walking Miracles Family Foundation, families of pediatric cancer patients spend nearly 40 percent of their income on travel expenses.
West Virginia State Parks announced a partnership with the Walking Miracles Family Foundation that provides lodging discounts to families in need of travel assistance...

Canaan Valley hosts reenactments, outdoor adventure June 18-20

Battle Reenactment at Canaan Valley Resort
In the highest mountain valley in the eastern U.S., the Canaan Valley, Canaan Valley Resort will celebrate the history of the Mountain State and...

Job fair at Pipestem Resort State Park set May 11

Park guests fish the Bluestone River at Pipestem Resort State Park
The West Virginia State Parks system will host an on-site and virtual job fair at Pipestem Resort State Park on May 11 to recruit...

Resident visitation record set in West Virginia state parks

Cabins in state-managed parks in West Virginia are welcoming record in-state visitors. (Photo: W.Va. Dept. of Commerce)
State-managed parks and forests in West Virginia have welcomed a record-breaking number of in-state guests so far this year, thanks to a promotional discount...

Camp Creek State Forest opens remote guest cabin

Mountaintop cabin at Camp Creek State Forest
A remarkable remote cabin that requires a 3.3-mile hike to access has been opened at Camp Creek State Forest, providing guests the opportunity for...

Stonewall Resort in W.Va. launches phased reopening

Visitors boat and board on the waterfront at Stonewall Resort at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park.
Stonewall Resort in north-central West Virginia has begun reopening resort and state park amenities following recent rules and guidelines established by Governor Jim Justice. The...

New state park will attract business to lower Elk River

Elk River at Queens Shoals, WV, Clay County, Heartland Region
A new state park is among the many things people in West Virginia can look forward to once the quarantine is lifted. And while...

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