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West Virginia State Parks and Forests

…to “promote conservation by preserving and protecting natural areas of unique or exceptional scenic, scientific, cultural, archaeological, or historical significance and to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for the citizens of this state and its visitors.”  This mission statement, embodied in state law, has been the guiding principal for operating the West Virginia State Park system since its inception in the late 1920s.  Additionally, state parks and state forests continue to serve as major tourist attractions and travel destinations.


A page with multiple offers
A Long List of Deals & Package

Mid-August into Autumn Deals
Tygart Lake State Park
Lost River State Park
Pipestem Resort State Park
Cacapon-Out with a Bang!
Cacapon-1/2 over deal
Momentary Lapse of Season
Cass Company House 3-4-2

Veteran's Appreciation

STAY IN A CABIN Aug. 28 & 29
Some areas have 1 or 2 cabins open; others a few more.
If you can't getaway this this weekend, ask about September cabin specials when you call.
Phone numbers at bottom of park page links.
Cabins available the weekend of 8/28/15 include:
Watoga State Park
Greenbrier State Forest
Blackwater Falls State Park
Holly River State Park
Seneca State Forest
Beech Fork State Park
Tygart Lake State Park
Canaan Valley Resort
Babcock State Park
Twin Falls State Park
Pipestem Resort State Park
Bluestone State Park
Lost River State Park

Special Notices

Things to Do “AT-A-PARK”
Pipestem, Cacapon, Blackwater Falls, North Bend, Beech Fork, Watoga, Lost River, Tygart Lake, Kanawha State Forest, and Cass Scenic Railroad.

Click to read a message from the Chief of Parks and help with market research about West Virginia's state park system.

Late Summertime Swimming
Lifeguards are returning to school. Generally our outdoor swimming pools will be open on Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day. Other open dates may be scheduled, but will vary from park to park. Please call the park prior to travel to check hours. Click find a park, click the park name or the park name on Find a Park by Map.  The phone numbers for parks are at the bottom of every page.  Additionally, this link is an at a glance list of park phone numbers and email addresses.

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