Many W. Va. Parks, Forests and Facilities are Open Amidst Shutdown

By: WHSV Newsroom Email
By: WHSV Newsroom Email

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- All of the parks, forests, campgrounds, trails, lodges, cabins, golf courses and other recreational facilities operated by the Parks and Recreation Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will continue operations as normal. This includes:

Audra State Park,

Babcock State Park,

Beartown State Park,

Beech Fork State Park,

Berkeley Springs State Park,

Berwind Lake Wildlife Management Area,

Blackwater Falls State Park,

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park,

Bluestone State Park,

Bluestone Wildlife Management Area,

Cabwaylingo State Forest,

Cacapon Resort State Park,

Calvin Price State Forest,

Camp Creek State Park,

Canaan Valley Resort State Park,

Carnifex Ferry Battlefield,

Cass Scenic Railroad,

Cathedral State Park,

Cedar Creek State Park,

Chief Logan State Park,

Chief Logan Lodge,

Coopers Rock State Forest,

Droop Mountain Battlefield,

Fairfax Stone State Park,

Green Brier River Trail,

Greenbrier State Forest,

Hawks Nest State Park,

Holly River State Park,

Kanawha State Forest,

Kumbrabow State Forest,

Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area,

Little Beaver State Park,

Lost River State Park,

Moncove Lake State Park,

Northbend Rail Trail,

North Bend State Park,

Panther Wildlife Management Area,

Pinnacle Rock State Park,

Pipestem Resort State Park,

Plum Orchard Wildlife Management Area,

Prickett's Fort State Park,

Seneca State Forest,

Stonewall Lake State Park,

Tomlinson Run State Park,

Tu-Endie-Wei State Park,

Twin Falls Resort State Park,

Tygart Lake State Park,

Valley Falls State Park,

Watoga State Park,

Watters Smith State Park,

“We encourage residents and visitors to continue to take advantage of our parks and recreational opportunities and to make plans through the fall and winter months,” said State Parks Chief Ken Caplinger.

To receive a brochure listing all state parks and forests and general information, call 800-CALL-WVA and ask for the state parks brochure, or visit the website

The “Find a Park” button shows a list of all state parks and state forest areas as well as a “Find a Park by Map” search. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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