22 WV State Park photos to inspire your travel plans in 2022

Awe-inspiring waterfalls, humbling mountain scenery and peaceful forests. West Virginia’s state parks and forests have some of the most photo-worthy locations in the state. To help you plan your 2022 travels, here are some of our favorite photos from 2021.

Spring upgrades breathe new life into West Virginia’s state parks and forests

Spring 2021 was an exciting season for West Virginia’s state parks and forests. Many park and forest facilities were improved, renovated or expanded. Some of the most noteworthy upgrades include the addition of Tentrr campsites at Blackwater Falls, Cacapon Resort, Coopers Rock State Forest, Hawks Nest and Lost River State Park, cabin renovations at parks and forests around the state and the opening of Cacapon Resort expanded lodge.

Summer activities make West Virginia’s state parks and forests a top travel destination

Summer 2021 was packed with outdoor adventures. Cabwaylingo State Forest opened an exciting new 80-mile ATV trail system, created in partnership with the Hatfield McCoy Trail Authority. Tygart Lake State Park opened a new adventure lake and Watoga State Park, Calvin Price State Forest and Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park were recognized with a Dark Sky Park designation by the International Dark Sky Association. And Elk Tours returned to Chief Logan State Park.

Fall color at state parks and forests remind visitors why West Virginia is Almost Heaven

If you’ve ever traveled through the Mountain State during the fall, you know that West Virginia’s state parks and forests have some of the most beautiful autumn views in the country. From iconic scenic overlooks to lesser-known views, there’s beauty to be found around every corner during the fall.

Share your favorite West Virginia state park and forest photos and plan your 2022 outdoor adventures today

We’ve shared some of our favorite photos from 2021, now it’s your turn to show off your West Virginia state park and forest adventures. Share your photos with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the #wvstateparks and #AlmostHeaven hashtags.

It was a great year for travel at West Virginia’s state parks and forests and 2022 is shaping up to be no different. With outdoor recreation becoming more popular, now is the time to plan your 2022 adventures. Get started today!

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