What to do in Twin Falls Resort State Park

**Information provivded by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources**

Visitors here may find overnight accommodations ranging from a 20-room lodge located on the mountain top to secluded cottages and deluxe and standard campsites.

For those wanting a challenge, Twin Falls provides a sprawling 18-hole, Par 71 championship golf course. Other leisure activities include nine scenic hiking trails, picnicking, swimming in an outdoor pool or just relaxing with a piece of history at the Pioneer Farm.

Twin Falls' down home hospitality will delight any visitor. Whether it's a family vacation, a reunion or wedding, Twin Falls is the perfect place. Centrally located in the eastern United States, this park is easily accessible to visitors.

Twin Falls Lodge is located on a high wooded ridge with a picturesque view of the golf course. Each of the 20 guest rooms has a balcony, air conditioning, cable TV and telephone.

Open since 1970 the year-round lodge also includes a restaurant, banquet and conference facilites, a gift shop featuring West Virginia items, and a nature center.

The Cottages

Currently, Twin Falls offers 14 vacation cottages. Ten offer two bedrooms and are suitable for four people, two have three bedrooms and are suitable for six people and two have four bedrooms and are suitable for eight guests.

The cottages are secluded on a heavily forested hilltop. Of modern design, the cottages feature stone fireplaces and electric heat for year-round comfort. Televisions are provided but channel selection is limited. Bathrooms are modern with shower facilities. The cottages are completely furnished for housekeeping with basic appliances, cooking utensils, dishes, linens, towels and blankets. Popular for summer vacations and winter retreats, the cottages are convenient for reunions or weekend getaways in spring and fall.

Camping

Twin Falls' campground includes 50 campsites, 25 with electrical hookups. Twenty five of the campsites are available for reservation. The seasonal Contact Center houses a laundramat, small store with convenience items and camper registration area. There are two bathhouses, one heated for winter use, and a dump station. All campsites are paved, with grills and picnic tables. Campers have a choice between wooded or open area sites.

Dining

Located in Twin Falls Lodge, the restaurant is open year-round and offers a complete menu including regional favorites. A full range of desserts and a children's menu makes every meal a special event. Twin Falls Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Guest comments tell us the restaurant, with its good food and hospitality, is one of their favorite features of the park.

Lunch items are available mid-day at Bogey's Cafe located in the Golf Pro Shop.

Golf

The sprawling 18-hole, Par 71 championship golf course is one of West Virginia's finest golf facilities.

The course is not particularly long at 5,987 yards from the white tees. Since it is narrow in design, there is water on 15 holes, good shot placement and course management is required. The course is open year-round and its natural beauty and abundant wildlife, adds to the course's appeal. The course was designed in the mid-60's by Geoffrey Cornish and redesigned in 1982 by George Cobb and follows the course of a valley stream. The course features rye/bluegrass fairways, bent grass greens and many sand traps.

Golf packages are available year-round.

Hiking - Nine hiking trails vary from remote wooded paths to scenic walks to the two falls for which the park is named.

Picnicing - Three picnic areas offer visitors an outdoor dinner table. Groups and reunions enjoy the ability to reserve any of Twin Falls' three picnic shelters. Playground equipment and restroom facilities are on site or nearby.

Nature Programming - There is a year-round nature and outdoor recreation program at the park. During the summer months a busy schedule is offered of nature and recreational activities ranging from campfires with stories and songs to night hikes. The Nature Center, located in Twin Falls Lodge, has local nature and historical displays.

Pioneer Farm - The Pioneer Farm is a restored homeplace on Bowers Ridge. The living history farm appears much like those of the 1830's providing a glimpse into the lives and times of the people who settled the Twin Falls area.

Special Events - Special events are offered year-round including photography workshops, a 10K run, golf tournaments, astronomy weekend, Valentines and New Year's Eve dance. Lumberjackin' and Bluegrassin' Jamboree is an annual two day fall festival.

Recreation
Swimming, PicnickingGame Courts, HikingPlaygrounds, Mini-golf Nature Programs

Location
Twin Falls is located southwest of Beckley. If you are traveling either north or south on I-77 or east or west on I-64 you'll pass through Beckley, West Virginia. I-77 and I-64 run together there and these directions will get you from I77/I-64 to Twin Falls Resort State Park.Exit I-64/I77 at Beckley, West Virginia at Exit 42(marked Beckley and Robert C. Byrd Drive). From Exit 42 it is 28 miles(45 minutes) to Twin Falls Lodge.

Climate
West Virginia experiences four distinct seasons, none of which are extreme. Temperatures in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains are somewhat more severe than the rest of the state. Generally temperatures during the winter months range from 15 to 40 degrees F. Ample snow accumulation provides for cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities. Spring brings blooming trees and shrubs to the forested regions of the state, as well as warmer temperatures. During this season, March through May, expect mild temperatures between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers are normally hot with high humidity, especially at lower elevations. Expect temperatures to range from 70 at night to 95 during the dog days of August. Fall brings cool, crisp air to West Virginia and spectacular foliage color changes. Bring a light jacket for this season, which brings temperatures between 35, at night, to 70 degrees F, during the day.

Address
PO Box 667
Mullens, WV 25882

Phone: 304-294-4000,1-800-CALLWVA

Email: E-mail: twinfallsinfo@wvstateparks.com
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