There are 37 state parks in the u s. Over 1 7 million visitors visit these parks the 3 national heritage areas 2 national trails and 1 wild and scenic river every year.
National parks in wv. The first west virginia state park droop mountain. Nowhere in america are there three national parks in such close proximity as here in southern west virginia. The national parks in west virginia include 3 national heritage areas 1 wild and scenic rivers managed by the national park service 2 national trails and 1 045 national register of historic places listings.
Comprised of sections of the new gauley and bluestone rivers the national park service manages more than 100 000 acres of river valley for the enjoyment of the public. Stay connected with national parks across the country with online resources to help you find your virtual park. Map of west virginia national parks.
Distinct personalities of neighboring canaan valley resort and blackwater falls state park double the opportunities to play your way year round. List of parks in west virginia. In addition to state parks the wvdnr parks and recreation section governs eight state forests.
Over 1 000 sites are listed on the national register of historic places. Hit the links on a 4 star golf course stroll the boardwalk to a crashing 60 foot waterfall or try out a new tubing park that complements affordable family skiing. The west virginia division of natural resources wvdnr parks and recreation section is the governing body for all 37 state parks and directly operates all but one of them.
There are 16 national historic landmarks and 15 national natural landmarks in west virginia national parks. Campground is beautiful i had lot 12 nearly a hundred feet long with 50 amp service and nice view of the lake. Deep in the tree covered appalachian mountains west virginia is home to six national parks and 37 state parks.
The wheeling national heritage area celebrates the city s dramatic setting along the ohio river providing experiences in victorian architecture waterfront park development historic city markets renovated industrial buildings featuring retail shops restaurants and interpretive exhibits and west virginia independence hall. State of west virginia as of 2017. 79 of 194 nature parks in west virginia they host a great hunting and fishing show each year.
Featuring monongahela national forest harpers ferry national historical park blackwater falls state park pipestem state park north bend state park babcock state park gauley river national recreation area kanawha state forest hawks nest state park cass scenic railroad state park. This month s national park getaway take a virtual trip to the us virgin islands to explore history and nature above and under water at buck island reef national monument. There are four national parks in west virginia including service sites registered by the u s.