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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Bluestone State Park reopened following high water on lake

Bluestone Lake on New River extends into the mountains near the Virginia border.
UPDATE (May 31, 2017): Bluestone State Park has reopened following its closure over Memorial Day weekend. Due to high water from flooding on Bluestone...

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...

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...

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...

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