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North Bend offers outdoor skills programs July 21

Adventurers participating in the Quest program gather at North Bend State Park.
Rangers at North Bend State Park on July 21 will helps guests learn new outdoors skills, offering introductory courses in backpacking, geocaching, and backcountry camping....

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...

Canaan Valley Resort unveils new guided hiking program

Hikers wander among hemlock at Canaan Valley Resort State Park in Tucker County, West Virginia.
At the heart of one of the most-photographed scenic regions in West Virginia, Canaan Valley Resort this week has unveiled a new program of...

Little Beaver lake nominated to 'mom-approved" list

Little Beaver Lake is being numbered in a nationwide list of mom-approved parks.
The lake at Little Beaver State Park has been nominated one of the best places to go for family-friendly fishing and boating in West...

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,...

Nine W.Va. state parks and natural areas host guided hikes Jan....

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Guided hikes in nine state parks and natural areas in West Virginia are being hosted on January 1, 2024, as part...

North Bend State Park hosts 52nd annual Nature Wonder Weekend

A park ranger demonstrates fire-pit cooking at North Bend State Park near Cairo, West Virginia
North Bend State Park’s Nature Wonder Weekend—North America’s premier and longest-running wild foods event—will celebrate its 52nd year Sept. 20-22. “Participants this year will learn...

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...

New W.Va. state parks gift cards include eight bonus coupons

Restored pioneer farm at Twin Falls Resort State Park, Wyoming County, Hatfield & McCoy Region
The ultimate gift for a West Virginia state park fanatic, park system gift-cards for 2019 include eight bonus coupons for park amenities if purchased...

Historic Berkeley Springs spa offers loyalty card for patrons

Waders soak in a pools a Berkeley Springs State Park in Bath, West Virginia.
The historic spa at Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, is introducing a loyalty-card program to accommodate regular patrons of its bathhouses, according to spa officials. One...

Saturday birding hikes return to Kanawha State Forest

The popular “Birding Around the Sun” nature hikes will return to Kanawha State Forest this May, and, for the third year, the hikes will...

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...

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