The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online

Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful, historic national treasure which includes the 105-mile long Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway. The Park covers the crest of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Skyline Drive and 101 miles of this trail run through the Park. (more…)

West Virginia State Parks and Recreation

West Virginia has no national parks, but it has 33 State Parks, 9 State Forests, 3 State Fish Hatcheries,  1 National Forest, 1 National Historic Park, 2 National Recreation Areas, and 9 wilderness areas.


West Virginia State Parks

West Virginia State Forests

West Virginia State Fish Hatcheries

  • State Fish Hatcherys

West Virginia National Forest

West Virginia National Historic Park

West Virginia National Recreation Areas

West Virginia Wilderness Areas

There are nine wilderness areas in the state of West Virginia.

  • Big Draft Wilderness
  • Cranberry Wilderness
  • Dolly Sods Wilderness
  • Laurel Fork North Wilderness
  • Laurel Fork South Wilderness
  • Mountain Lake Wilderness
  • Otter Creek Wilderness
  • Roaring Plains West Wilderness
  • Spice Run Wilderness