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VIPP Program - Very Important Parks Person
If you frequent state parks…
And now’s the time to make it official!
VIPP is a unique visitation program introduced in 1986 and created to recognize
VIPPers are an eclectic group.
There are hikers and bikers (both bicycle and motorcycle).
There are paw paws and whippersnappers.
There are the very curious with GPS units and the very laid back ready for a nap.
Preachers, teachers and students.
Historians and naturalists.
Teens and tweens and young families recognizing state parks and forests as an affordable family vacation with great facilities and programs.
Many VIPPers remember parks as a child and continue to visit parks as a tradition with children, a sweetheart, parent, guardian or grandparent.
Each participant has a personal commitment or fond memories of state parks and forests.
All independently share an appreciation of the recreational treasure that public lands like parks and forests offer state residents and guests. Parks and forests are special places that are
The VIPP concept gives recognition to individuals, friends and family visiting state parks and forests and enjoying the interpretative programs, activities and special events offered.
In the “spirit of welcome,” you’re invited to participate.
How to join the growing VIPP list:
A lifetime of enjoyment at WV State parks and forests begins!
To attain VIPP status participants must:
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Email email@example.com for a lifetime of state park fun as a VIPP and to ask for a VIPP brochure. Or click here to view the VIPP brochure and registration form.
27th ANNUAL PICNIC
The 27th Annual VIPP Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. A U.S. Postal mailing will be prepared in mid-August with event details. Information about the event may post sooner on the website.
Our main activity for this picnic will be a train ride to Bald Knob on Saturday. Cass Scenic Railroad has been a tourist train and is celebrating at 50th year of operation in 2013.
Accommodations in the area include company houses at Cass, Watoga State Park and Seneca State Forest. Snowshoe Resort is nearby as are various bed and breakfasts, motels, etc. in the area. We recommend contacting the Pocahontas County Conventin and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and ask for a visitors guide to Pocahontas County. The website is: http://pocahontascountywv.com/ and a phone number to call for area information is: 800-336-7009. You'll find the CVB staff extremely helpful in recommending area lodging options.
A big thank you goes out to Donna Briggs for taking names, addresses and phone numbers for vips in attendance at the Twin Falls picnic and getting information about Pocahontas county lodging out to those folks plannnig on being aboard the train in 2013. A big VIP, VIP Hoorah! to Donna and Paul Briggs.
VIPP newsletters or fliers arrive via US postal service once a year, or more if appropriate and feasible to the addresses on file in our VIPP participant registration mailing list. If you have moved, and have not notified the program manager of the address change, we will not have a current address on file. Please keep Carol updated.
An electronic VIPP newsletter is available when we have your email address and your request for the eNewsletter. Individuals must subscribe to the electronic newsletter and may unsubscribe at any time. Privacy policies protect you from unwanted electronic transmissions and why you generate the email request. Click here to fill out the online form to receive electronic newsletters.
Very Important Parks Person (VIPP)
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