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Blackwater Falls hosts second annual Cardboard-and-Duct-Tape Boat Race

Blackwater Falls at Blackwater Falls State Park
Blackwater Falls State Park is taking its trademark winter Cardboard-and-Duct-Tape sled race to the water May 27 in its second annual Cardboard-and-Duct-Tape Boat Race. As...

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...

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,...

Cacapon State Park presents Sacagawea program May 26

Sacagawae crossing Cacapon River
Sacagawea, who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition into the West in 1805, has inspired countless enduring myths and legends and will be...

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...

W.Va. state park superintendents complete special police training

Superintendents at 12 West Virginia state parks have received special training in law enforcement.
TWIN FALLS STATE PARK, W.Va. — Superintendents at 12 West Virginia state parks completed training in February to become certified special natural resources police...

Zipline tours of the Bluestone Gorge open at Pipestem

A series of ziplines now leads adventurers on a remarkable canopy tour through the Bluestone River Gorge.
Pipestem Resort State Park unveiled the state’s newest aerial adventure—a series of zip-lines that lets riders soar for more than a mile above the...

9.5-mile hike planned at Pipestem state park May 27

Tram at Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem, WV, Summers County, Bluestone Region
Hikers up for a challenge are invited to join in a free 9.5-mile trek at Pipestem Resort State Park on May 27, part of the...

Heron Festival set for Oct. 14 at Beech Fork State Park

Heron at Beech Fork State Park
Beech Fork State Park near Huntington, W.Va., will host its 2017 Heron Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14. A celebration of one of the park's most...

W.Va. opens parks to travelers who seek shelter from Dorian

West Virginia is offering discounts on all lodge rooms, cabins, and campsites to those seeking shelter from Hurricane Dorian.
West Virginia has opened its state parks to travelers seeking shelter from Hurricane Dorian, offering a 50 percent discount on park cabins, campsites, and...

New restaurant opens at Tygart Lake State Park near Grafton

The lodge restaurant at Tygart Lake State Park offers scenic views.
The lodge at Tygart Lake State Park is not only a place to stay overnight near Grafton, West Virginia. It’s now the name of...

Hundreds attend May wildflower weekend at Blackwater Falls

Blackwater Falls State Park, near Davis, West Virginia, will welcome hundreds of wildflower enthusiasts to the area May 10-13 for a weekend of springtime...

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