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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:
Email email@example.com for a lifetime of state park fun as a VIPP and to ask for a VIPP brochure. If you're wanting only the registration form click here to print that information. You may complete the form, scan and forward the information via email as an alternative to a postal mailing. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to increased gift card sales for holiday giving and customer assistance requiring longer conversations regarding gift cards, responding to VIPP (mail or requests) is generally postponed until January. Thank you for your understanding in our delay.
30th ANNUAL PICNIC
North Bend State Park was the 2015 host park. The corn roast, s'mores, music, horse-drawn wagon rides and fellowship was wonderful. Thanks to everyone that came out for the good times and the great weather and fun.
The 30th Annual Picnic host site will be held at Camp Creek State Park and State Forest. The picnic date is Saturday, August 27, 2016 with activities being planned for Saturday, August 27.
Campsites at Camp Creek State Park are all reservable for picnic weekend. Early registration begins September 21, 2015. Sites will be 10% off site rates and two or more night reservations are encouraged. To learn about the different campsites at Camp Creek, visit the park website - http://www.campcreekstatepark.com/camping.html. The phone number is (304) 425-9481. The office is generally open from 8:30/9:00 a.m. until 4:30/5:00 p.m. daily. You may get a voice recording. Rest assured Frank, Pam or a park employee will return your call. Email is also an excellent way to communicate. email@example.com
Lodging accommodations in the area are best described by Southern West Virginia CVB and the Mercer County CVB websites. Additionally some cabins at Pipestem Resort State Park are on hold for VIPP Picnic attendees. These are two night reservations – call Pipestem at 304-466-1800. As of September 2015, Pipestem's McKeever Lodge is booked, however, cancellations do occur.
Although no rooms, cabins or campsites are blocked for VIPP, calling Pipestem at 304-466-1800 or Bluestone at 304-466-2805 is suggested as cancellation may have occurred or availability exists. Camping at Camp Creek maybe available and campers should call 304-425-9481. Although not as close as Pipestem and Bluestone, Little Beaver State Park has a great campground and that phone number is 304-763-2494.
The picnic is on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Camp Creek State Park. The 30th annual picnic will focus on good food and music; games and activities throughout the day. The Camp Creek State Park Foundation is our supporting organization to make the 2016 picnic a tremendous success.
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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