Recreation in West Virginia

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West Virginia is among the best known destinations for recreation in the eastern U.S. Millions of visitors annually venture into its mountains and valleys to hike and bike, cave and climb, fish and hunt, golf and game, ski and paddle. Recreation here isn't limited to the traditional and extreme varieties for which the state is widely known. By our definition, it includes everything from antiquing to quilting -- pursuits that can be enjoyed indoors and out.

More recreation categories to come in spring!

Rafters plow through rapids

Stay tuned as we add new categories and content to our guide to recreation in . In the near future you can expect to see our guides to golf, gaming, hiking, and hunting being developed. Guides to kayaking, zip-lining, and other popular forms of recreation in West Virginia will soon follow.

West Virginia Recreation News

Stonewall Jackson Lake

Stonewall Jackson park to host Hunting and Fishing Day celebration

ROANOKE, W.Va. — According to West Virginia officials, the state’s National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration will return to Stonewall Resort State Park in...
Walking trails in West Virginia

Governor helps fund 61 outdoor recreation projects in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice has announced the allocation of funds for 61 outdoor recreation projects across West Virginia, banking on recreation efforts...
Women Hiking in West Virginia

Registration open for "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" spring workshop

TWIN FALLS STATE PARK, W.Va. — Registration has opened for the "Becoming An Outdoors Woman" spring workshop at Twin Falls Resort State Park on...
Kayakers on the Ohio River

Despite river traffic, the scenic Ohio can be a safe kayaking destination

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. — As interest in kayaking on the Ohio River in West Virginia increases, officials advise paddlers to be especially attentive to safety. While...
David Sibray examines single leafed orchid

Unique, single-leafed orchid sprouts in winter woodlands in West Virginia

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Only the most sharp-eyed outdoor enthusiasts may have spotted this remarkable one-leafed orchid hiding in the West Virginia woodlands in winter. While...