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Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost River State Park Off-grid Location is Popular
MATHIAS, W.Va. - Slightly off the technology grid, Lost River State Park in Hardy County attracts a vacation personality that enjoys tradition, family and friend interaction, with limited distractions. Cabins, outdoor swimming pool, recreation hall, nature center, stables for horseback riding and miles of hiking trails are featured at the park – but not cell phone service.
“Your cell phone won’t interrupt your vacation at Lost River,” according to Supt. Mike Foster. “However, Wi-Fi is available at the park administration building, and the cabin check-in area. Office staff says the opportunity to read a good book, engage in conversation, and play a game of checkers or shuffleboard are activities our guests thank us for offering without the distraction of cell phones.”
Cranny Crow, an iconic view shed, and the Lee House, representing the original 1800 structure at the park, reward visitors who have scenic and historic interests, according to Foster. “The park is a haven for those looking to disengage, at least for a little while, from technology while enjoying a wooded mountain setting. There’s something about a game of checkers and conversation that creates special times at the park.”
“We’re a pen-to-paper type of setting. We get to know our visitors and enjoy seeing families year after year. It’s a very comfortable place to visit and re-visit,” said Mary Sue May, the office clerk who has become a familiar face and friendly voice to visitors at Lost River.
The cabins are fully equipped with linens, kitchenware and televisions. The recreation hall has a 1950s feeling, although the juke box plays CDs rather than 45s. The original indoor inlaid shuffleboard court is in use. A pool and Ping-Pong table is frequently used as well as the checkerboard topped table.
Interpretative and other activities are scheduled at the park throughout the summer, ranging from “meet a horse” to nature hikes. Park naturalist Nick Korolev, an educator/historian, organizes various activities and events held in the nature center and recreation hall as well as guided walks. Activities are posted on the park website, www.lostriversp.com.
Lost River State Park activities June 25-30, 2013 include:
Tuesday, June 25
Wednesday, June 26
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.: Howard’s Lick Tree Hike
3 – 4 p.m.: Nature Bingo
Thursday, June 27
3 – 4 p.m.: Talkin’ Turkey
Friday, June 28
1 – 3 p.m.: Nature Center
Saturday, June 29
1 – 4 p.m. Lee House Open.
7 – 8 p.m.: Campfire
Sunday, June 30