West Virginia boasts 27 different state parks and forests, with each one different from the last, but all of them a welcome getaway and respite from the busy world that is dragging you down. Get out in nature, get on the water, or under the shade of a tree, or relax on an historic bridge to admire the river, and you’ll get a little taste of what Tentrr at West Virginia State Parks has to offer.
Capacon Resort State Park is 6,000 acres of fun, relaxation and adventure, as you experience the best that nature has to offer, with lake activities and hiking, but also all the sophistication and elegance of a resort: vacation cabins, golf courses, restaurants, and more. Enjoy horseback riding, fishing, geocaching and more as you delight in this resort paradise.
If getting out on the water is more of your interest, head to Hawks Nest State Park and camp alongside the gorgeous Hawks Nest Lake to boat and fish. Or take a guided fishing tour and see what the locals can show you. Blackwater Falls State Park, at about 2,350 acres, is not one of the state's largest parks. Located in the Potomac Mountains, this heavily forested park has great fishing in the lake and river, as well as swimming holes and gentle cascading waterfalls. The park is mostly known for its greenery, however, with a wide array of wildflowers, ferns, and other flora.
And for the history buff, there's Lost River State Park, which combines some exciting camping, hiking, and fishing experiences with a lesson on the Battle of Lost River in 1757 from the French and Indian War.
If you’re a nature photographer, you’re not going to want to miss the Elk Management Tours, the best way to see elk in West Virginia. Starting at Chief Logan State Park’s lodge, you’ll travel with members of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to see these majestic animals in their natural habitats. Adventurers will love whitewater rafting on the New and Bluestone Rivers. The whole family can enjoy as kids as young as six can sit with an adult in an inflatable kayak (or “duckie”). Tours leave from Pipestem Resort State Park.
There’s something that will appeal to everyone when camping in West Virginia’s State Park. Which park speaks to you?