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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...

W.Va. state parks offer veterans discount Oct. 29-Nov. 16

Twin Falls is one of several West Virginia state parks and forests offering veteran discounts
The West Virginia State Parks system is giving back to men and women who have served in the military by offering a special discount...

State park restaurants to feature enhanced West Virginia cuisine

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Restaurants at state parks across West Virginia will begin sourcing local ingredients and refreshing their menus with native flair, thanks...

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...

Cacapon State Park to host ghost-story campfire Aug. 11

Cacapon River, Potomac Branches Region
Cacapon Resort State Park will host West Virginia native and professional storyteller Adam Booth Aug. 11 for a family friendly evening of campfire ghost...

North Bend State Park hosts Winter Wonder Weekend Jan. 17-19

Snow blankets a country road through a woodland in West Virginia.
Plant the seeds of fun, conservation, and education during Winter Wonder Weekend at North Bend State Park Jan. 17-19. Activities will include sled riding...

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...

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...

Construction at Tygart Valley Lake to extend boating season

Boats dock at Tygart Valley Lake State Park, West Virginia
A major upgrade to the boating facilities at Tygart Lake State Park will begin this fall, according to park superintendent Jim Browning. Construction is tentatively...

North Bend offers kayak, rappel, mtn.-bike courses June 10

Encouraging visitors to try new outdoor activities, rangers at North Bend State Park this weekend are offering introductory courses in kayaking, rappelling, mountain biking. Park...

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...

W.Va. governor halts proposed entrance fee at state parks

Early Summer at Babcock Mill, Babcock State Park, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced late Tuesday that he is ending a plan proposed by the the Division of Natural Resources to charge visitors an...

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