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Recreation

Welcome to the Recreation news category at West Virginia Explorer. Be sure to visit our Recreation guide for information about indoor and outdoor recreation in West Virginia.

West Virginia stocks 43 waters during first week of fall trout...

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources stocked 43 during the first week of fall trout stocking, and two anglers have...

Snowshoe Mountain to open skiing, snowboarding by Thanksgiving

SNOWSHOE, W.Va. — In advance of a strong El Niño, officials at Snowshoe Mountain have announced plans to open skiing and snowboarding on the...

W.Va. sets important 2023-'24 migratory game bird season dates

A mallard is photographer in flight in West Virginia.
FARMINGTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced that new hunting regulations for migratory game birds will go into effect on...

Partners work to protect cliffs at Summersville, New River Gorge

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Comprising one of the most famous rock climbing destinations in the U.S., the cliffs that outcrop along the gorges of the...

Resort introduces half-day driving tours of New River Gorge

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — An outdoor-adventure resort based in the New River Gorge region in West Virginia has added guided driving tours to its line-up...

West Virginia angler catches state record longnose gar

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — According to state officials, an 11-year record for the longest longnose gar caught in West Virginia has been broken. The record-breaking fish,...

W.Va. asks hunters to review new 2023-'24 hunting, trapping laws

A hunter addresses his dogs during an autumn hunt. (Photo courtesy Seth Schulte)
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Officials at the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources are reminding hunters to review several essential changes to hunting seasons...

This winding parkway travels beneath the New River Gorge Bridge

The New River Gorge Bridge spans its namesake gorge near Fayetteville, West Virginia.
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Nearly all who cross the towering New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia are affected by the journey. Soaring 876 feet...

Applications available for limited-permit area antlerless deer hunts

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Applications to hunt in 12 limited-permit areas in West Virginia during the 2023 antlerless deer season are now available, according...

W.Va. reports 19% increase in number of stocked trout in 2023

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thanks to its investment in hatcheries, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources stocked nearly 130,000 more trout in 2023 than...

W.Va. hiking devotee shares favorite New River Gorge hiking trails

Which are the best hiking trails in America's newest national park? Deb Moses Lamey, president of Friends of the New River Gorge National Park...

Guyandotte River float, regatta scheduled for June 24

GILBERT, W.Va. — Officials with the Guyandotte Water Trail Alliance are inviting paddlers and residents of the Guyandotte Valley in West Virginia to float...

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