Tygart Lake State Park – (3/5) – MEET TYGART

Whether March comes in like a lion or lamb, West Virginia State Parks and Forests are springing forward into 2016. From 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Meet Tygart - at the Nature Center / Park Office area. 2:00 p.m. Drop in and learn about exciting new projects, events, programs and upcoming activities at Tygart Lake State Park. Hosted by park superintendent, naturalist and Tygart Lake Foundation members. Register for prizes. Learn about the volunteer program at Tygart Lake. Registration is an opportunity to win one of two hiking sticks and a dog friendly gift basket. 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Bark in the Park Hike Join Us as we hike the "Lake Trail" for an easy Dog Friendly Hike for our two legged and four legged park guests. All dogs must remain on a leash. Owners are completely responsible for their dogs behaviors and actions. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. Hike leader is Nichole Streets. (Tygart Lake Lodge just added pet-friendly rooms!) 4:00 p.m. Prize drawings.

Hawks Nest State Park – 2/13 – ROMANCE! A TRIBUTE TO RED SKELTON

Romance! A Tribute to Red Skelton. "His humor, His sorrow, With the Greatest Respect" A family friendly comedic act that "takes you back in time" to the nostalgic era. Laugh and be entertained by one of the top-rated Red Skelton impersonators, Jennings Barrett from Kentucky. Entertainment for all ages! In the words of the famous Red Skelton "Goodnight and May God Bless" This is a Valentine retreat package that includes candy, flowers, dinner, show, overnight stay, express breakfast, taxes and gratuities. Overnight package rate is for two adults at Hawks Nest Lodge $195 total for two people. It's a great price for a wonderful Saturday evening out on Valentine's weekend. For reservations call 304-658-5212. For more Saturday evening events at Hawks Nest State Park, click the website below. A great state park for winter getaways and awesome gorge views.

Hawks Nest State Park – 2/6 – A NIGHT OF ILLUSION

A Night of Illusion with John Slicer! Be entertained by nationally renowned magician John Slicer as he astounds audiences of all ages! The astonishing John Slicer is more than just a magic show. His captivating sleight-of-hand, interactive audience participation, and mind reading will leave you saying "How did he do that?" A magic and illusion spectacular for the whole family. Overnight package rate includes accommodations for two adults at Hawks Nest Lodge, Dinner and Show for two, an Express Breakfast for two, taxes and gratuities: $169 total for two people. It's a great price for a wonderful evening out. For reservations call 304-658-5212. Find more Saturday evening dinners and shows on Hawks Nest State Park website.

Hawks Nest State Park – 1/30 – HAWKS NEST TUNNEL DISASTER

Unburied Secrets! Don't miss this one-time presentation at Hawks Nest State Park! This powerful presentation by Jonathan Cavendish will transport you to the events leading up to the Hawks Nest Disaster. Growing up as the son of Stanley Cavendish, a Gauley Bridge native who was the project engineer for the construction of the Hawks Nest Tunnel, he will unfold tales from his childhood along with unseen historical photos. Tickets are $169 and overnight lodging for two on January 30 , presentation, dinner for two, and express breakfast for two and includes taxes and gratuities. Call 304-658-5212 x 1542 for reservations or to answer questions. More dinner/theater-shows-presentations at Hawks Nest State Park are posted to the park website. See below. Visit Hawks Nest. Enjoy an evening out.