Fog and Nature

   Come Explore!

Breath of Mountain Air                  By:  Darrell Ramsey

Muddy Water

by: Alan "Cathead" Johnston

National Coal Heritage Area

 The National Coal Heritage Area consists of 13 counties in southern West Virginia: Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Logon, Lincoln, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne, Wyoming, along with Paint Creek and Cabin Creek in Kanawha.  This area was designated by Congress as a coal heritage history area and it is listed as such by the National Park Service.

Hatfield-McCoy ATV Trails System

The trail system is partly located in McDowell County.  ATV's can connect to the trail system from their lodging places in McDowell County at: Indian Ridge, Buffalo Mountain, Devil Anse, Pocahontas, Rock House,

Bearwallow and Pinnacle.

For more information call: 1-800-592-2217

website: www.trailsheaven.com


Kimball ATV Hideaway

This facility has two lodges available for rental.

For more information call:


                  For directions, Google:

                 Kimball ATV Hideaway

The facility is near the Hatfield-McCoy ATV Trail System.  Visit their website at:  www.kimballatvhideaway.com


         Kimball ATV Hideaway                      Gary to War Ride Video

Summer Fun
 Splash in the Pool!
For more information and rates call the appropriate number for each pool:
Berwind Lake - 304-875-4412
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Open Wed - Sun 11 - 5
Linkous Park  - 304-436-3593
Hrs. Mon - Sat 12-5, Sun 1-5
Rate: $3 (5 & up, 4 and under free)
Panther Park  - 304-938-2252
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wed - Thurs - Fri  12 - 6
Sat & Sun 11:30 - 6

World War I Memorial

The World War I Memorial was first dedicated in 1928 and is the only tribute of its kind in the nation to honor African American Veterans that served in World War I. The World War I African American Memorial functions as a community center and meeting place as well as a museum. The building is classic revival architecture and was destroyed by fire in 1991. The building was restored in 2000 and today serves as a honor museum for African American Veterans that served our country in the "war to end all wars." 

For more information about rates and reservations: 

Call: 304-585-7789

Rt. 52

Kimball, WV 

Open:  Monday - Friday  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and by appointment.

 "The Forgotten Legacy"

Tribute to African American Soldiers

               by: Merido Rodrigzue

Anawalt Lake Wildlife Management Area

Anawalt Lake is a 7 -acre wildlife management area managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Fisheries Management Program. Anawalt Lake was constructed in the early 1990's with a depth of 15 feet and an average of 6 feet.  A foot trail surrounds the lake providing good bank fishing for large mouth bass and bluegill fingerlings. Trout are stocked in the months February thru May each year.  Picnic tables, shelters and pit type toilets are provided. Anawalt Lake is located 1.3 miles southeast of the town of Anawalt, WV.

Website access: www.dnr.gov

 Places to Explore:


Panther  Wildlife Management Area

Panther Park offers six campgrounds in heavily wooded surroundings along with hiking trails, scenic overlooks, trout fishing, picnicing, swimming, cabins, and a meeting lodge with full  commercial kitchen. The facility and park are great for family reunions, weddings, special events. The park has primitive camp sites with over 7,820 acres of forest, streams, walking paths, a swimming pool and much more. For more information or to call and book reservations, the telephone number is 


            email: pantherwva@wv.gov

Berwind Lake

Wildlife Management Area

This management area consists of 18,000 acres of beautiful, rugged mountain terrain.  Berwind Lake encompasses 20 acres and provides fishing for warm water species and trout. The accessible park area has 93 acres with 8 primitive camp sites, each site equipped with a picnic table, lantern post and charcoal grill. There are 3 designated trails. 

               For more information call:


Website: www.berwindlake.com














Miracle Mountain Wildlife Area

This beautiful facility has an old cabin meeting lodge with two large rock fireplaces.  The lodge is  great for weddings, reunions, special events, family events, church events The area also has picnic areas with beautiful mountain vistas.

For more information about rates and to make reservations, call:

Shelby Thompson


Miracle Moutain Rd.

Gary, WV


This beautiful course is located in McDowell County, West Virginia in the Black Wolf area of Gary, WV. It is a 9 hole course in pristine surroundings. Visitors can expect to enjoy a round of golf on the newly refurbished greens. The course is very unique in that it is the only course with a railroad track running through the fairway!

Carts are available.   To schedule a tee time, call:

Jimmy Schrader, Manager

304-383-4615  Gary, West Virginia

Family Memberships $200 (family members living at home)

Non-members fees 9 holes $10

Non-members fees 18 holes $20

Open: Mon thru Sunday 8:00 - til dark

Winter hours depends on weather