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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: November 3, 2011

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Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov

Contact:

Ken Caplinger, Parks and Recreation Section Chief 304-558-2764 dnr.parks@wv.gov


W.Va. State Park System recognizes Veterans in November with lodging discounts

            SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia State Parks and Forests recognize veterans and their service to our country and state. As is traditional with Veterans Day approaching, rate reductions are in effect for lodge and cabin rentals from November 1 through 16 for active military personnel, veterans, or who are now in the reserves. The system-wide discount is 20 percent off standard rates and is available by asking for the “Veterans Recognition Discount.”

            In addition, many parks offer a variety of discounts for veterans and seniors throughout the year. The park system also creates packaged weekend events and mid-week rates to attract overnight visitation at various times.

            “Veterans recognition discounts are a tradition at West Virginia State Parks and Forests near Veteran’s Day each year,” said West Virginia State Parks Chief Ken Caplinger. “Our recognition of men and women currently serving our country, in the reserves or who have served in the past, is important.”

            Parks and forests with lodge or cabins open in wintry months include: Beech Fork, Blackwater Falls, Bluestone, Cacapon Resort, Canaan Valley Resort, Cass Scenic Railroad, Chief Logan Lodge, Hawks Nest, Holly River, Kumbrabow State Forest, Lost River, North Bend, Pipestem Resort, Stonewall Resort, Twin Falls Resort, Tygart Lake and Watoga.   

            For additional information and details, call 1-800-CALL WVA and ask for the park or forest or go online to www.wvstateparks.com.

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