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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.

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West Virginia
State Parks

Family friendly and let's face it, much safer than rafting the New or Gauley River .
Level 1 Alert!

If you plan on visiting Southern WV this year you may want to bring your own bottled water. A massive chemical spill has caused residents to stop drinking tap water. WV officials are not sure how much water damage has occurred nor how long the rivers will take to clean up.
Please be safe.