Playing in Beckley-Raleigh County
An Outdoor Playground
There are literally endless choices for shopping, attractions, and outdoor recreation in the Beckley-Raleigh County area. Whether you’re looking for adventure sports like ATVs and whitewater rafting, or a relaxing round of golf, our area can fit your needs. Also, sportsmen come from all over to ply our woods and waters and parks. Let us help you plan your trip.
A World-Class ATV Destination
If you like to ride four-wheelers, or you’re interested in trying them out, we’re exactly what you’re looking for. Building on the popularity of southern West Virginia as a motorsports destination, Beckley is now home to one of the nation’s newest expansive ATV trail systems.
Everything that you could want in an ATV trail ride is right here. Our trails are graded (easy, medium, hard, and expert) for convenient navigation. Guided rides are not only available, they’re encouraged. The newest equipment is also ready for your ride, including helmets with communications systems. Everything you need to enjoy yourself on an ATV is right here.
The New River Gorge National Park & Preserve
One of the World’s oldest rivers flows right through our backyard in the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. The ancient waters of the New are home to all kinds of recreation, most notably world-class whitewater. Rafters from around the globe come to the Beckley-Raleigh County area as a launching point for trips down this one-of-a-kind river as it begins its journey through the great New River Gorge National Park.
Whitewater isn’t the only attraction in the river. Fishing in the National Park offers some of the best recreations anywhere. Fantastic trout streams tumble down from the rim of the gorge, enticing bait and fly fishers alike. The smallmouth bass of the New River are plentiful and wily. The New River Gorge National Park is a fishers’ paradise.
Rock climbers and rappellers have made our area famous. For families and adventure seekers, there are guided climbs for all skill levels, from seasoned pros to never-ever beginners. All of the activities in the gorge are supported by a host of helpful professional outfitters ready to get you on your way to adventure.
Ski The South
With one of the most accessible and affordable ski resorts in the southeast, Beckley-Raleigh County truly is a four-season outdoor destination. Winterplace Ski Resort has 30 trails for skiers and boarders of all abilities. Add a terrain park and the largest snow tubing capacity in West Virginia, and you’ve got the recipe for a good time all winter long.
Hit The Links
If you’re looking for golf on vacation, you’re found it. We have a variety of championship courses to test your skill and patience. Our part of southern West Virginia has both long open drives and tight mountain hazards. Pro shops, golf lessons, practice greens, and driving ranges are all available to travelers looking for recreation and relaxation out on the course.
The Total Package
Beckley-Raleigh County offers so many different recreation options, it’s hard to pick just one. And with so many choices available, there will always be something new to try. Let us help you pick an activity that’s perfect for you.