How were the famous Blackwater Falls formed?
How did Canaan Valley get to be so wide?
West Virginia’s state parks and forests are famous for their natural beauty,
and that includes the makeup of the land on which they are located. The geologic setting of West Virginia’s state parks also can teach a lot about the natural history of our
state and region. A new series of publications focusing on the geology of state parks reveals the landforms, geologic history, and rocks of these scenic areas in words
and photographs, and it’s done in an easy-to-understand format.
These booklets are produced by the West Virginia Geological and
Economic Survey in cooperation with West Virginia State Parks. Each is
available for $5.95 and can be ordered
from the Publications Sales office of the West Virginia Geological and
Economic Survey, 1 Mont Chateau Road, Morgantown, WV 26508-8079; phone
Mail orders should include 6 percent sales tax if mailed to a West
Virginia address and $4.95 shipping and handling for each order.
The booklets also are available at
many state parks and forests that have gift shops, including Cacapon
Resort, Lost River, Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley Resort.
Visit online West Virginia State Parks at www.wvstateparks.com for details.