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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...

Governor closes park, forest campgrounds in state system

The falls of Mash Fork drop over a ledge in Camp Creek State Park.
West Virginia state park and forest campgrounds, as well as the scenic overlooks at Coopers Rock and Blackwater Falls, have been closed, according to...

Green Day Hikes set at 10 West Virginia state parks

Children frolic during a Green Day Hike, now a landmark spring in event in West Virginia State Parks.
To celebrate early spring and Saint Patrick’s Day, ten West Virginia state parks and forests will host Green Day Hikes in mid-March, according to...

Weekend trout stockings return to state parks this spring

State parks across West Virginia will begin stocking trout this weekend.
To encourage families and would-be anglers to take up fishing, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has announced the dates and locations of...

Butterfly garden programs set at Cacapon Resort this weekend

Great Cacapon Mountain rises behind Cacapon State Park Lodge on a winter day. (Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce)
Though the forecast calls for a snowy mix, many visitors at Cacapon Resort State Park this weekend will be planning summer butterfly gardens during...

Mastodons may have carried thorny locust trees to W.Va.

Uncommon in West Virginia, thorny honey locust trees may have been brought to the state by mastodons.
The thorny cousin of the common black locust tree might have arrived in what's now West Virginia by mastodon, according to a naturalist who's...

Winter weekend at Chief Logan State Park to kick-start spring

A monarch butterfly feeds on flowers.
Has winter got you down? Perhaps a weekend of nature programming at Chief Logan State Park this weekend (January 17-19) will warm you up. A...

North Bend State Park hosts Winter Wonder Weekend Jan. 17-19

Snow blankets a country road through a woodland in West Virginia.
Plant the seeds of fun, conservation, and education during Winter Wonder Weekend at North Bend State Park Jan. 17-19. Activities will include sled riding...

Six West Virginia parks to offer guided autumn hikes

The White Hollow Trail descends through Kanawha State Forest near Charleston, West Virginia.
Autumn is an ideal season for woodland walks and, to celebrate, six West Virginia state parks and forests are offering guided hikes with park...

Guided tours lead hikers through elk management area

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

State Parks seeks public comment on new Beech Fork lodge

Campers lodge in idyllic coves at Beech Fork State Park.
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...

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