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Beat these 3 beastly WV hunting records

  Some truly impressive trophies have been recorded over the years by hunters and fishermen in West Virginia. Here are

7 best ways to enjoy a day at North Bend Lake

Hit the water or head to the trail to make the most of this picturesque lake and surrounding land. If

5 reasons to take the Coal River Walhonde Water Trail

If you love a good river float, canoe excursion, or kayak trip, then the Coal River is the place for

4 Labor Day weekend getaways for the family

Labor Day is the weekend to kiss the summer goodbye. Wondering how you and your family can savor the last

The many moods of the Cheat River (and when’s best to ride!)

The Cheat River is one of the longest free-flowing paddling destinations in the east, and northern West Virginia’s premier aquatic

Top 5 ways to celebrate 101 years of National Parks

On August 25, 2017, the National Park Service turns 101! Get out there and enjoy West Virginia’s National Parks! Here

7 off-the-grid camping spots in WV

Escape the crowds and experience the remote, rugged wilderness of West Virginia. The next time you explore the rugged West

5 best ways to cool off in WV

It’s a hot summer this year in West Virginia! But when summer heats up, we also have lots of ways

6 accessible river spots to launch your boat

Launch your boat for a scenic paddle in West Virginia, where you’ll find some of the most scenic rivers in

6 places to get really, really off the grid

Ditch the laptop and cell phone at home and recharge YOUR batteries instead at one of these off-the-grid places in

Hit the West Virginia water— hard

You can take part in just about any watersport that you can think of in the Mountain State. Whether you’re

Leisure at the lake (or river!): 6 best boating escapes

There’s a lot to do on West Virginia’s waterways, from tubing to kayaking. But have you tried any of these

Flying Squirrel Ranch & Farm

Plan a prime man-cation

Need a getaway with just the guys? West Virginia’s got plenty to do, whether it’s rafting, hiking, biking or just

B & G Pro Shop

Escape to a world with no fast food, no stoplights

Get away from it all– traffic, crowds, even stoplights– in Monroe County, WV. Sometimes it is nice to step into

How would you have fared on the wild frontier?

Every so often, whether you’re camping out in the woods, suddenly without cell reception, or even if there’s a cable

The Little Bahamas… in WV?!?

Summersville Lake is one of the most popular destinations in West Virginia for boaters, swimmers and waterskiers— but what’s below

Have you visited WV’s National Parks? We bet you didn’t do this…

Southern West Virginia’s National Parks are known for their natural beauty and outdoor recreation. The New River Gorge National River, Gauley

Knapp’s Creek Trout Lodge

Best of March in WV

Wondering what to do in the Mountain State in March? Here are 7 best bets: 1. Last Hurrah Snowshoe Mountain

WV’s most unique fishing opportunity

Fishing the Bluestone in Southern West Virginia feels more like a Western trout stream than an Appalachian river. The Bluestone

Local WV secret: here’s where to reel in bass

Cheat Lake is quickly becoming one of the best bass fisheries in the state. Cheat Lake is great for all

Reel Catch

Tate Lohr Fish Hatchery

7 mountain arts events that transform the whole town

Immerse yourself in West Virginia’s rich creative talent with community-wide celebrations! Here are 7 mountain arts events that transform the

Glenwood Recreational Park and 4-H Camp

Camp Creek State Park and Forest

WV’s trophy walleye fishing hotspot

This lake is home to some trophy-sized walleye, but catching these fish isn’t always easy. Situated in the middle of

EAGLES NEST CAMPGROUND

Traversing the Mon: 9 must-see sites in WV’s massive national forest

The Monongahela National Forest: nearly 1 million acres of breathtaking scenery and mountain recreation. The woodland wonderland covers the north

Seneca State Forest

Country Store and More

9 quiet mountain pastimes that will remind you of your WV home

As summer winds down, it’s time to relax and recharge before the holiday frenzy hits. Enjoy simple pleasures by revisiting

Summer at the lake: Top 7 WV lakes for family fun

There’s no better place to spend the hottest days of summer than by a cool lake, and West Virginia has

9 hidden outdoors spots only the locals know in WV

West Virginia has lots of popular outdoor spots that draw crowds, but we also have some amazing play spots off-the-beaten-track.

WV Fishbusters – South Branch of the Potomac River

Professionally guided fishing adventures along the South Branch of the Potomac River in West Virginia. Full or half day trips

Williams River Sites (USDA Forest Service)

30 separate, rustic campsites located along the Williams River Road, designated as FR 86 and 216. Many sites are close

Wilderness Ridge Farm

Wilderness Ridge Farm – Cabin Rental – Lodging DRIVING DIRECTIONS:  US Rt.  35 N. from Charleston,  left onto  Cornstalk Road,

Watoga State Park

Riverside Campground has 50 sites and is open from April 1 to October 31. Twenty five sites are reservable from

Valley Falls State Park

Day-use park with fishing and picnicking. 18 miles of hiking and mountain bike trails.

Tygart Lake State Park

Off season office hours: Monday – Friday, 8 – 4 p.m. The lake stretches 11 miles, offering boating, swimming, fishing

Turkey Run Lake- WMA- Jackson

15 acre lake. Located on Rt. 68 just north of Ravenswood. Maximum depth of 9 feet, and an average depth

Teter Creek Lake Wildlife Management Area – Barbour

137 acres – Hunting limited due to size of area. Teter Creek Lake provides trout and warmwater fishing. Boat launch

Sutton Lake

Open year round. Bee Run Marina (304)765-2120; Monday-Friday 8:00 am.. – 8:00 p.m. Pontoon boat rentals- 24ft. $60.00 28ft. $70.00

Summit Lake Campground (USDA Forest Service)

Summit Lake Campground is a semi-primitive, wooded campground with two loops that have 33 campsites featuring paved parking spurs. Each

Stonewall Jackson -WMA-Lewis

Wild life management area located in Weston, Lewis County. Access the area by using I-79 Exits 91 and 96.

Stonecoal Lake-WMA-Lewis

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA LOCATED IN LEWIS COUNTY. South of U.S. 33 and 119 between Weston and Buckhannon. The area is

St. Albans Roadside Park

St. Albans Roadside Park offers a boat ramp, dock and four overnight camp sites with electricity. No reservations or tents.

Smoke Hole Caverns

We are only 3 hours from Baltimore, Washington DC, Pittsburgh and Charleston, WV. We are worlds away – but close

Sleepy Creek – WMA – Berkeley

Primitive camping with 60 sites. Fire rings, lantern pole and gravel parking pad. A pit type toilet and trash cans

Serenity Now Outfitters

2,000 square foot retail location in historic downtown Lewisburg. Offering premier outdoor clothing, footwear, fly fishing and backpacking equipment, Old

Rollins Lake

41 acres. Located off I-77 at the Ripley Exit (138). Take Rt. 33 west 1.5 miles, then take Rt. 87

Lake Stephens Campground & Marina

Pocahontas Cabins

If time outdoors is what you seek, start packing and come stay with us at Pocahontas Cabins, in the heart

Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area

This facility is included in “A Guide to Accessible Recreation in West Virginia.” Please check the Guide or the site

Pleasant Creek WMA – Barbour/Taylor

3,030 acres. Deer, turkey, waterfowl, grouse, squirrel and rabbit species. Tygart Lake offers excellent fishing. Pleasant Creek and Doe Run

Pipestem Resort State Park

A year ’round facility with mountain vistas. Facilities include two lodges, 26 cottages, 82 campsites, two golf courses, mini-golf, gift

Pinnacle Rock State Park

Pinnacle Rock State Park is a 396 acre day use park with a large stone outcrop with scenic overlooks, picnic

Park Center Sporting Goods

Sporting goods store.

Parchment Valley Conference Center

PARCHMENT VALLEY CONFERENCE CENTER is conveniently located just 3 miles off Interstate Highway 77 off of exit 132 midway between

Panther State Forest

Located in the rugged hills near West Virginia’s southern border with Virginia and Kentucky, Panther Wildlife Management Area offers a

Paint Creek Scenic Trail

The Paint Creek Scenic Trail is a state designated scenic byway/backway.  The Trail exists to encourage the understanding and enjoyment

Northlake Cabin/Inn – Canaan Valley

80 acre development, 11 acre deepwater lake with excellent catch and release fishing. Located 5 miles from the three ski

New River Outfitters & Guide Service

Courtesy | customer satisfaction are our trademark, we offer the finest in float fishing excursions for smallmouth bass, on the

Mountain Meadow Hunting Preserve

Located in Monroe County, West Virginia, we are a privately owned and operated High Fenced Hunting Preserve. We offer big

Mount Storm Lake

Located at Dominion Generation Plant in Mount Storm, WV on Rt. 93. The lake is 1200 acres and used for

Monongahela National Forest – Cheat Ranger District Office

U.S. Forest Service Office is located in the Monongahela National Forest and home of the Northern Research Station. This facility

Monongahela National Forest

Information on activities at Monongahela National Forest can be found at the Supervisor’s Office at this location. This facility is

Moncove Lake State Park

Moncove Lake State Park is tucked away among the hills on the southeastern edge of the state. Located in the

Meadow River-WMA-Greenbrier

Wild life management area located in Greenbrier County.

Mavis Manor

1897 Queen Anne Victorian Manor, located on 33 acres in southern WV. Family friendly, with Wi-Fi, Disc Golf, hiking and

Lost River State Park

Featuring 26 vacation cabins. Nearby camping, hiking and overlook. This facility is included in “A Guide to Accessible Recreation in

Lost River Campground

Little Indian Creek WMA – Monongalia County

1,036 acres. Terrain: gently rolling (reclaimed surface mine areas) to moderately steep slopes ranging in elevation from 900 feet to

Little Beaver State Park

Little Beaver State Park is a 562-acre day-use park that features many outdoor recreational opportunities. At the center of the

Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area WMA

Wildlife management area with over 13,500 acres of moderate to steep slopes with 30 miles of trails through pristine hardwood

Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area

This facility is included in “A Guide to Accessible Recreation in West Virginia.” Please check the Guide or the site

Laura Anderson Lake

Anderson Lake is a 7-acre lake located within the City of Dunbar’s Wine Cellar Park in Kanawha County. The lake

Last Chance Outfitters

Please use (304)573-2281 In state Only Last Chance Outfitters offers professionally guided hunting and fishing trips. There are full and

Lantz Farm and Nature Preserve – WMA – Wetzel

555 acres of self-guided walking trails and fishing ponds. Various habitats with diverse flora and fauna. Great for birdwatching. Restrooms

Lake View Cabins

Overlooking the beautiful shore of Stonewall Jackson Lake this is the retreat from everyday live you are looking for. Only

Lake Sherwood Recreation Area

For reservations call 877-444-6777 or visit . Campsites: 105 tent or trailer sites. Boating, hiking, fishing, hunting. Location: i-64, exit

Kumbrabow State Forest

This facility is included in “A Guide to Accessible Recreation in West Virginia.” Please check the Guide or the site

Jerry’s Sporting Goods

Open 7 Days A Week 8:00am – 10:00pm Indoor Shooting Range Bow Range 3d Drt System Reality Golf Snack Bar

Jerry’s Flies

Jerry’s Flies mission is to design, field test and produce top quality, in-line spinners and fly combinations for the sports-minded

Robert W. Craig Campground at Jennings Randolph Lake

Jennings Randolph Lake offers extensive recreational opportunity with 952 acres and more than 13 miles of shoreline for picnics, camping,

Jack Horner’s Corner

Last minute convenience and gift shop, bike and canoe rental. Some fast food and pizza available.

Hughes River – WMA

No camping permitted. Public hunting and fishing area. West Virginia department of natural resources wildlife Division and Heartwood Forest Lands

Holly River State Park

Overnight facilities open from first Friday in April to last weekend in November. Swimming pool and activities building open from

Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

Harman’s North Fork Cottages provide 20 riverside luxury log cabin rentals in Cabins, WV near the Seneca Rocks Spruce Knob

Handley- WMA-Pocahontas

Season: open year-round Campsites: 13 tent or trailer $10 for a group of six or fewer and $2 for each

Greenbrier State Forest

Located in the southeastern corner of the state near the border of Virginia, Greenbrier State Forest provides over 5,100 acres

Greenbrier River Campground

RV and tent camping along the Greenbrier River, including on-site RV rentals with all the conveniences of home. Water, sewer,

Glade Farms Campground

Open May 1 – Nov. 1. Twenty-five tent campsites, 65 trailer sites with full hookups. Laundry, ADA compliant and fishing.

Gauley River National Recreation Area

Gauley River National Recreation Area was created in 1988 to protect the gorges and swift, winding waters of 25 miles

Fly And Tie Airport

Fly and Tie is a camping site at the Grant County Airport. Private planes fly in, park in a field,

Five River Campground

We offer new full-service sites with city water, 50/30/20 amp electric, sewage, wireless Internet and expanded cable TV. We offer

Elk River Touring Center

Cross-Country Skiing Terrain: 40 km maintained, 5 km machine groomed when possible  Access to: Monongahela National Forest, Cranberry Glades Wilderness

Elk River Inn & Cabins

Pets allowed, ac, cable TV, refrigerators and microwaves. Five rooms with beautiful views of Elk River. Children under 10 years