Bike the Parks
Bike rides schedule at many
First Fish Certificate
License purchase online
Catfishing – Watch for info
Combining the joy of outdoors, exploration, and technology.
Trails are great fun.
Click title for a list of maps.
Fascinating blooms of trees, shrubs, …
Why leaves change color.
A Fall Color Map
A geographical occurrence with their own unique flora and fauna
Carpenter Bees or ? (pdf)
Is there a difference?
Learn about trees in WV (allow time for this file to load)
Events & Activities
A year-round calendar.
Special Summer Programs
Fee free entertainment. Updated as programs are confirmed.
Parks posting activities online
Pipestem Resort State Park
Cacapon Resort State Park
Blackwater Falls State Park
North Bend State Park
Lost River State Park
Watoga State Park
The Summit Bechtel Reserve
Driving times from state parks to the Summit
Ask the naturalist
Have a question? eMail us and we’ll try to get you an answer and post to FAQs.
Answers to questions you have asked.
WV Birds - A Pocket Checklist
A one page list of Birds of West Virginia to print, fold and keep handy.
Amphibians and Reptiles of West Virginia Checklist
Toads, frogs, turtles, lizards, salamanders, skinks and snakes.
Fishes of West Virginia Checklist
There are 184 species and 3 hybrid sport fishes in WV
Mammals of West Virginia Checklist
At least 70 different wild mammals call WV home