WV DNR News Release

1 - General News
2 - Hunting News
3 - Fishing News
4 - Law Enforcement News
5 - Parks News

Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: January 14, 2014

Facebook: WV Commerce - State Parks

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


Renee Harper, Hawks Nest State Park 304-658-5212 hawksnestsp@wv.gov

Hawks Nest Winter Evenings Are Diverse in 2014

            ANSTED, W.Va. - Three special evenings are featured in January and February at Hawks Nest State Park that offer diverse entertainment: magic and comedy, historic presentation and country music.

            “The evenings include dinner and a show with the option of staying at Hawks Nest Lodge,” said Renee Harper, group services coordinator. Hawks Nest State Park is located in Ansted in Fayette County. The park’s dining rooms and restaurant overlook the New River Gorge.

            The dinner and show cost is $54.25 per person including taxes and gratuities. An overnight package includes accommodations at Hawks Nest Lodge, express breakfast for two and a discount program in the park gift shop. The overnight plan is $172.05 total cost for two and includes taxes and gratuities. For reservations or additional information, call Hawks Nest State Park at 304-658-5212 or email hawksnestsp@wv.gov.

Special evenings at Hawks Nest include:

The Magic of Dewayne Hill – Jan. 18
Comedian/magician Dewayne Hill performs Saturday, Jan.18, 2014. His hourlong program is a Vegas-quality act. He is a master of comedy magic and his comedy routine is appropriate for families. Hill strolls during the dinner hour and engages his audience with magic and humor. The dinner and magic/comedy show is staged in Hawks Nest Restaurant.

Carter G. Woodson Remembered – Feb. 1
Local poet Norman Jordan will present a dynamic performance as Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Woodson spent his young adult years in West Virginia as a railroad worker, coal miner, teacher, principal and professor. Jordan delivers a performance about what brought Mr. Woodson to Fayette County and the New River Gorge. Jordan transitions from Carter Woodson the coal miner to Carter Woodson the Harvard University Ph.D graduate. (Note: Woodson is featured in the February 2014 issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine, now on sale.) Jordan recently released a book of poetry, “Sing Me Different.”

Jordan, co-founder and director of the African-American Heritage Family Tree Museum, was the recipient of a Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream Award, issued by the Martin Luther King Jr. West Virginia Holiday Commission.

Hawks Nest Goes Country with Cody Wickline – Feb. 8
Country music artist Cody Wickline performs at Hawks Nest Feb. 8, 2014. Cody was recently featured in the West Virginia State Journal as a rising country singer, which quotes Nashville producer Dick McVey as stating “Wickline is getting noticed in the music industry.” Wickline is accompanied by Krista Hughes. Both Wickline and Hughes have won local Texaco Country Music Showdown contests in recent years.

            To learn more about Hawks Nest State Park visit www.hawksnestsp.com or call 304-658-5212 for reservations.