WV State Parks Need Your Help!


West Virginia boasts 35 state parks and 2 state rail trails which feature protected wildlife habitat, beautiful views, preserved state heritage, and wonderful amenities. These require regular maintenance to keep them in good repair and available for visitors to use.

West Virginia State parks generate $248 million in economic impact each year while creating more than 1,500 jobs. State legislators have voted to provide partial funding to improve our parks and are helping to protect this vital economic engine for West Virginia.

Please join Friends of Blackwater in thanking state legislators for funding many of the much needed park improvements and encourage them to take the next step by funding the remaining deferred maintenance.