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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: April 30, 2014

Facebook: WV Commerce - State Parks

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

Contact:

Julie McQuade, Naturalist, Pipestem Resort State Park  Julie.A.McQuade@wv.gov 304-466-1800


Woggers welcome at Pipestem State Park Special activities offered May 1-4, 2014

PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Pipestem State Park during the early morning and late evening is the place to be if you're a wogger. What's a wogger?

"It's an opportunity for our guests to walk or jog, or as we call it, 'wog,' on the golf course before play begins in the morning or after it ends in the evening on the 18-hole championship course or the par 3 short course," said Park Naturalist Julie McQuade. "Wogging is a program state parks staff offers to encourage outdoor thinking and to promote physical activity."

Wog the Golf Courses is available every day 6-7 a.m. and 8 p.m. until posted times. Park guests are invited to walk/jog (wog) the golf courses. This is an unguided activity. Woggers must remain on paved cart paths while they enjoy the sights and sounds of the courses. Mowing/watering activity may be encountered and woggers must abide by instructions provided by grounds maintenance personnel. Dogs are welcome; however, they must be leashed and all waste must be collected.

Pipestem State Park Nature Activities May 1-4

In addition to daily wogging, Pipestem State Park is offering free nature activities to guests and visitors the weekend of May 1-4, 2014.

  • May 1 – Beginner Birding Basics at the park nature center at 10 a.m. with Naturalist Julie McQuade.
  • May 2 – Dogwood Hike at 9:30 a.m. and a Pond Walk at 2 p.m, both departing from the Nature Center.
  • May 3 – A car caravan departs from McKeever Lodge at 9:30 a.m. to Bluestone Lake for a Bald Eagle Watch. Murbles (an over-sized marble used in an outdoor game) at 1 p.m. at the campground and a Nature Scavenger Hunt at 2 p.m. are family friendly options.
  • May 4 – Sunday activities include a Plaster Tracks craft at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center, an 11 a.m. Tower Walk to Bolar Lookout Tower, and a caravan to Jordan's Chapel at 2 p.m.
Weekly activities offered at Pipestem State Park are generally posted a week or more in advance and may vary from week to week. Wogging and other activities offered at Pipestem Resort are posted on the park's website, www.pipestemresort.com under "To Do" Weekly Activities.

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Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  Guests and visitors at Pipestem State Park who “wog” (walk or jog) the golf courses during early morning or late evening hours may spot wildlife such as this wild turkey.
Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  Guests and visitors at Pipestem State Park who "wog" (walk or jog) the golf courses during early morning or late evening hours may spot wildlife such as this wild turkey.