West Virginia State Parks

Chief’s Challenge Celebration: November 11-13, 2016

At the beginning of 2016, West Virginia State Parks Chief Sam England issued a challenge to hikers of all ages: Hike 100 miles or more on state park or forest trails within the calendar year!

As 2016 draws to a close, Chief England is preparing a celebration around the completion of his challenge. All Chief’s Challenge participants are invited to a weekend of outdoor activities (including hikes!) at Blackwater Falls State Park. The event is planned for November 11-13, 2016. A second event is scheduled for December 3 at Pipestem Resort State Park.

Here’s the schedule for the Chief’s Challenge Bonfire Weekend. All events are free!

Friday, November 11

All events will be held at the Harold Walters Nature Center from 1 to 5 p.m.

Saturday, November 12

Sunday, November 13

Overnight stays at the lodge are encouraged for full enjoyment of the Chief’s Challenge celebration.

Here’s a preview of the Chief’s Challenge event at Pipestem Resort State Park on December 3. All events are free!

Saturday, December 3

Make overnight reservations today.

Get ready for the 2017 Chief’s Challenge!