West Virginia State Parks

Lodge in Cacapon Resort State Park, Morgan County, W.Va., May 2008
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A series of nine Farm-to-Table dinners are being planned at state parks across West Virginia. The series of events, planned between June 15 and September 12, is aimed to source more ingredients from local farmers.

Pipestem Resort
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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has stopped a pilot project to start charging entrance fees at seven West Virginia state parks and forests.

Justice called the decision to charge a $2 daily fee starting Memorial Day weekend an error made without his approval.

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West Virginia's state parks will soon feature charging stations for electric cars.

The Register-Herald reports that the U.S. Department of Energy provided a grant to the parks system to set up the stations on all of the lodged state parks in West Virginia.

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a provision in a spending bill that required him to sell bonds for two state park projects.

Tomblin used a line-item veto to remove the provision from the legislation. Lawmakers inserted the provision into the bill before passing it on March 14.

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West Virginia officials are promoting state parks by offering prizes for catching specially tagged trout.

Starting in March, people who catch those trout at some West Virginia state parks will earn $100 discounts on week-long stays at designated state-park cabins.

The Charleston Gazette reports that the promotion is being sponsored by the Division of Natural Resources will begin when five state park lakes receive their March trout stockings.

Twin Falls State Park entrance
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Some West Virginia state parks are encouraging friends, families and meeting planners to use their facilities through a January promotion.

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  The North Bend Rail Trail soon will undergo repairs to address water damage and other problems.

The 72-mile trail runs from Interstate 77 near Parkersburg to Wolf Summit in Harrison County. It's operated by West Virginia State Parks.