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W.Va. State Park gift cards include "something extra" to encourage visits

West Virginia State Parks
The perfect gift is one that keeps on giving, and state parks in West Virginia are including something extra this holiday season on gift-card...

Visitors to W.Va. forest and six parks to be charged entrance...

Gristmill at Babcock State Park, Clifftop, WV, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
Visitors to six West Virginia state parks and a state forest will be charged entrance fees this year, according to Stephen McDaniel, director of the...

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,...

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...

Canaan Valley park gearing up for brilliant Allegheny autumn

Officials at Canaan Valley are expecting a vivid Allegheny autumn in West Virginia
One of the most lofty resort-parks in the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia, Canaan Valley State Park is gearing up for a vivid autumn,...

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...

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...

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...

Pipestem State Park hosts pet adoption festival May 27

Pets at Pipestem State Park
Pipestem Resort State Park on May 27 will host a pet adoption festival featuring rescue groups and services from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

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...

W.Va. state parks anticipate banner camping year

Campgrounds on New River, New River Gorge Region
Expecting an increased demand for campsites in 2018, staff at West Virginia state parks and forests will begin processing site reservations on Feb. 15,...

May is a magical month in the Alleghenies at Canaan Valley

View from ski lift at Canaan Valley State Park, Tucker County, Allegheny Highlands Region
May is a magical month in the Canaan Valley, where visitors may stroll fields of Allegheny wildflowers while being serenaded by songbirds. Officials at its premier...

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