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Bill to privatize W.Va. state parks could be irreversible

Glade Creek wanders through a snowy hollow at Babcock State Park. Photo courtesy Rick Burgess.
Could West Virginia residents lose control of their state parks? Some state officials are warning voters about what could be a threat to the...

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...

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...

Monarch subject of North Bend park program Jan. 18-20

The monarch is West Virginia's official state butterfly.
The habits of West Virginia's butterfly population, including the state butterfly, the monarch, will be the theme of North Bend State Park’s annual Winter...

Tomlinson Run trout stream restored in northern W.Va.

Lake at Tomlinson Run State Park, Hancock County, Northern Panhandle Region
NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — Nearly 8,000 feet of the most northern trout stream in West Virginia have been restored at Tomlinson Run State Park,...

Monarch butterflies need your help at Cacapon State Park

A monarch butterfly feeds in a West Virginia meadow. Photo courtesy Kyle Glenn.
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va.—Volunteers are being recruited to help monarch butterflies by participating in Cacapon Resort State Park's monarch research study Friday, July 26, beginning...

Babcock State Park offers May cabin discount

Cabin at Babcock State Park
At the peak of woodland wildflower season in West Virginia, Babcock State Park is offering midweek discounts at its rustic and classic cabins. Guests...

Stonewall latest W.Va. state park to add electric-vehicle chargers

Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park will begin accommodating growing number of guests who drive electric vehicles this month, opening a series of charging stations...

West Virginia governor unveils new Elk River state park

Chelsea Ruby unveils new state park
Stressing his commitment to a diversified state economy, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice on Wednesday announced the inclusion of a new state park—a trail...

Cooper's Rock fest celebrates winter fun Feb. 9

View from Raven Rock
The eighth annual Winterfest celebration at Coopers Rock State Forest Feb. 9 provides guests free hikes, introductory courses in snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and...

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...

Cacapon growth to boost Berkeley Springs spas, dining, shopping

Cacapon State Park Lodge, Morgan County, Eastern Panhandle Region
The expansion of facilities at Cacapon Resort State Park is expected to have a promising impact on tourism at nearby Berkeley Springs, a resort...

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