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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: August 21, 2014

Facebook: WV Commerce - State Parks

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

Contact:

Sissie Summers, Parks and Recreation Section 304-558-2764 Sissie.A.Summers@wv.gov


Social media creates dining-out interest at West Virginia State Parks

SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Restaurants at West Virginia's state parks have an increasing presence on social media and that has resulted in an increase in customers at those restaurants, according to David Pruitt, assistant superintendent at Cacapon State Park. Cacapon and North Bend state parks and Chief Logan Lodge currently post special theme nights and Sunday buffet information Thursdays or Fridays on Facebook.

"It's a way to reach mobile users," said Pruitt. "We think this is a good way to remind folks to visit our area, to enjoy state park facilities and a perhaps a meal with family and friends." Cacapon State Park is located in Morgan County near Berkeley Springs.

The 10 West Virginia state parks with lodges have year-round, full service restaurants. Hours of operation vary by park and season. Those parks are Blackwater Falls, Pipestem, Twin Falls, North Bend, Cacapon, Canaan Valley, Stonewall, Hawks Nest, Chief Logan Lodge and Tygart Lake. Holly River State Park's restaurant and Cass Scenic Railroad's "Last Run Restaurant" are operated seasonally.

Learn more about West Virginia state park and forest facilities and services  at www.wvstateparks.com. Like parks on Facebook at "West Virginia State Parks" and Twitter at "WV State Parks." 

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Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. Cacapon is one of three West Virginia state parks that post special theme nights and Sunday buffets on Facebook.
Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  Cacapon is one of three West Virginia state parks that post special theme nights and Sunday buffets on Facebook.