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Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife in West Virginia


More than 180,000 acres of state parks and forests provide the perfect escape from everyday life. Here you will see rabbits, squirrels, deer and the occasional fox or bear taking pleasure in the serenity of nature. Hundreds of species of birds can be spotted around the state, and most state parks and forests offer educational programs that will help you learn more about our feathered friends.

Popular Wildlife Viewing areas by Regions:

Eastern Panhandle & Potomac Highlands Regions

Mountain Lakes & Mid-Ohio Valley Regions

New River-Greenbrier Valley Area, Metro & Hatfield-McCoy Regions

Northern Panhandle & Mountaineer Country Regions

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