West Virginia Travel Regions
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Beech Fork Lake and Wildlife Management Area
The 720-acre lake offers fishing and boating. Adjacent to Beech Fork State Park, 7,531 acres of steep terrain offer hunting for deer, small game and water fowl.
Beech Fork State Park
Barboursville, (304)522-0303,(800)CALL WVA
Camping and fishing are prime attractions at this 3,981-acre park just south of Huntington. The park features 275 campsites, hiking trails, picnicking, game courts and a seasonal naturalist program.
Big Ugly Wildlife Management Area
Rustic camping and hunting for deer and small game on 6,021 acres of rugged terrain.
Cabwaylingo State Forest
Dunlow, (304)385-4255,(800)CALL WVA
This 8,123-acre southwestern forest offers rental cabins, camping and a group camp. Recreational facilities include swimming, hunting, hiking, picnicking and play area.
Chief Cornstalk Wildlife Management Area
This 11,400-acre area features hunting, trapping, fishing, rustic camping and a rifle range.
Chief Logan State Park
Logan, (304)792-7125, (800)CALL WVA
Home of The Aracoma Story, an outdoor summer drama based on Native American folk lore, the park offers camping, hiking and picnicking.
Coal River Livery
South Charleston, (304)756-9608, (800)CANOE-11
Escape to the tranquility of the West Virginia outdoors with fishing, camping, canoeing, day or overnight trips from two days to two weeks.
A pool, 18-hole par 3 golf course, restaurant, miniature golf course, paddle boat lake, tennis courts and other recreational opportunities await at this popular spot minutes from downtown Charleston.
Daniel Boone Park
A four-acre site on the banks of the Kanawha River just east of Charleston on US Route 60, the Midland Trail. Boat ramp, picnic area, playground, and historic Craik-Patton House on premises. Along with Haddad Riverfront Park, dual home of the PA Denny sternwheeler.
David Harris Riverfront Park
Boat races, concerts and romantic walks are all a part of this beautifully landscaped park.
East Lynn Lake and Wildlife Management Area
East Lynn, (304)849-2355
Camping, boating and trout and warmwater fishing are offered at this 1,005-acre lake. Hunting for deer, water fowl and small game available on adjacent 24,821 acres of public lands.
Fox Fire Resort
Luxury camping on 72 acres with water slide, swimming, paddleboats, canoes, miniature golf, hot air balloon rides.
Fork Creek Wildlife Management Area
Camping and hunting for deer and small game available on 9,000 acres of steep slopes and narrow valleys.
Hilbert Wildlife Management Area
Limited hunting available on 243 acres of steep terrain.
Hurricane City Park
An AdventureSystem playground, fitness trail, picnicking, sports fields and courts and fishing with handicapped accessible docks are offered at this park.
Kanawha State Forest
Charleston, (304)558-3500,(800)CALL WVA
Its proximity to West Virginia's capital city makes this 9,302-acre forest one of the state's busiest. Featured are camping, swimming, hiking, cross country skiing, horseback riding, picnicking, playgrounds, fishing and hunting.
The Kanawha Trace
This 32-mile foot trail stretches from Barboursville, at the confluence of the Mud and Guyandotte rivers, to Fraziers Bottom on the Kanawha River. Accessible from Camp Arrowhead near Milton. Guide book available.
Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area
This 12,854-acre facility features a recreational area with camping, game courts, swimming, hiking, picnicking and playground. Hunting for deer and small game, warmwater and trout fishing on a 29-acre lake.
Little Creek Park
South Charleston, (304)744-4731
This city park offers more than 300 acres of park land with picnic areas, hiking trails, three baseball fields and a miniature golf course. Site of annual West Virginia Soap Box Derby.
McClintic Wildlife Station
Point Pleasant, (304)675-0871
A wide range of habitats are provided for small game and deer in this 3,400-acre region, with hunting, trapping, pond fishing and rustic camping.
Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area
Hunting for deer and small game are available on 1,470 acres of steep terrain.
Putnam County Park
Home to the Putnam County Fair, this 300-acre park has a pool, restored schoolhouse, amphitheater, ballfields and picnic facilities.
West Virginia's premier municipal park, nestled among some of Huntington's finer homes, contains a walking/jogging path, award-winning children's playground, 11 hard surface tennis courts, national test rose garden, outdoor amphitheater and 39 species of trees.
Madison, (304)369-1235, (304)369-6125
Float on inner tubes on the Lazy River, slide down the double flume water slides or splash down the Rapid River Ride at this water park. The children's pool features a life-sized elephant slide and gorilla swings. Children five and under free.
Waves of Fun Water Park
Slide, ride or catch the tide at West Virginia's largest wave pool and water park, which features a wave pool, aquatube, three water slides, concession area, fitness trail, sand lot volley ball, swimming, sunbathing, miniature golf and picnicking areas.