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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...

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...

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