The West Virginia State Parks system’s mission statement is “to promote conservation by preserving and protecting natural areas of unique or exceptional scenic, scientific, cultural, archaeological, or historical significance and to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for the citizens of this state and its visitors.” The parks system upholds their mission by adopting policies that better the environment. Some of these policies include, installing more efficient LED lights at all park facilities, providing recycling programs for guests and discontinuing the use of styrofoam products.
West Virginia State Parks also provides electric vehicle charging stations at Blackwater Falls, Cacapon, Canaan Valley, Chief Logan, Hawks Nest, Pipestem, Stonewall, Twin Falls and Tygart Lake. These stations allow guests with electronically powered cars to recharge while they enjoy their stay. There is no fee for charging an electronic car at a state park.