Host a Friendsgiving at a West Virginia State Park

Give thanks for great friends, beautiful scenery, and unforgettable memories. Here are 5 state parks perfect for the occasion.

Friends are the family that we choose, and we are thankful that they stick with us through thick and thin. Therefore, why would we leave them out of our Thanksgiving celebrations? Surround yourself with your chosen family and the splendor of the West Virginia wilderness this Thanksgiving. Here in the mountains, give thanks for the beauty of the people and places that bless our lives. This year, don’t miss out on making unforgettable memories during your Friendsgiving at a West Virginia State Park.

A Place for Everyone

When bringing your friends together for the perfect Friendsgiving weekend, you need a place to stay with plenty of room for everyone. Luckily several West Virginia State Parks have vacation cabins large enough to fit the whole crew! These cabins also sport fully equipped kitchens for all your cooking needs (because what is Friendsgiving without ALL the delicious food?). We’ve listed our top 5 parks that are perfect for hosting your unforgettable Friendsgiving!

Beech Fork State Park

Beech Fork State Park has six luxurious vacation cabins, two of which our pet friendly. Cabins overlook the pristine Beech Fork Lake and have cozy gas fireplaces—perfect sitting around and playing late-night games with your closest friends. Beech Fork is located close to Marshall University, making it a perfect Thanksgiving break escape for Marshall students.

Blackwater Falls State Park

Blackwater Falls’ 13 charming vacation cabins sit on the north side of the park, just down the road from the famous Blackwater Falls. In addition, your friends can go out and explore nearby Davis and Thomas, WV. These small towns are home to art shops, breweries and restaurants. Also, hiking and biking paradise, Canaan Valley Resort State Park is just a hop-skip-and a jump away.

Chief Logan State Park

Looking for the perfect space to cook up a delicious meal to share? The cabins at Chief Logan are the newest cabins in the West Virginia State Park system. The cabins feature large living areas and a modern kitchen equipped with West Virginia-made Homer Laughlin china—perfect for plating a Friendsgiving feast. Gather around the firepit and reminisce, or huddle around the smart TV to watch the big football game. You and your friends will love this new modern cabin situated in the beautiful mountains of southern West Virginia.

Greenbrier State Forest

The Greenbrier Valley is considered to be one of the most beautiful regions of the state. Surround yourself with friends and nature at the cabins in Greenbrier State Forest. These cabins supply everything you need for an awesome retreat with your closest friends. In addition to enjoying the 5,100 aces of stunning forested, mountainous terrain, venture out into historic Lewisburg or explore the various caves and caverns located nearby. We promise you and your friends won’t be bored!

Watoga State Park

Last but certainly not least, the cabins at Watoga State Park are an idyllic escape for you and your group of friends. Unwind and relax by the log-burning fireplace or by hiking through the nearly ten thousand acres of land. Watoga is filled with many recreational activities that are sure to keep your friends entertained during your stay.

It is not too late to start planning this year’s Friendsgiving and a West Virginia State Park is the perfect backdrop. Whether you are travelling from far away, or just a few miles, come together at some of the most beautiful places on earth with the people that mean the world to you.

  1. Plan your trip

    Pick which park works best for you and your guests

  2. Book your stay

    Snag that perfect cabin!

  3. Make memories that last a lifetime

    Make this year’s festivities one for the books.

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