Whether you are looking forward to relaxing by a lake or shopping for local goods made by a West Virginia artisan, Raleigh County has a number of great attractions to help you get out of the house and enjoy your summer. While the safety of our residents and our visitors is top priority, the following attractions have reopened with new regulations to ensure they are following state guidelines.
One of the best places to cool off and relax in the sunshine, Lake Stephens, is open. The lake, along with the splash pad and aqua park, has reopened with reduced capacity for certain features. For the most up-to-date information, visit their website or Facebook page.
Tamarack: The Best Of West Virginia
Tamarack is filled with unique items and artwork from local West Virginia artisans. It is also known for its authentic Appalachian cuisine. Tamarack is currently open from 10 am – 6 pm, Tuesday through Sunday with dining times available throughout each day. Tamarack has also begun hosting smaller events, so be sure to check out their event calendar. Visit their website or Facebook page for more information on their current guidelines and hours of operation.
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine has opened for its 58th season! Due to covid-19, underground tours will not be happening just yet, you can still experience the tour through a video recording with guides available to answer your questions. The small mine museum, coal camp, Youth Museum and the Mountain Homestead are also open. The Youth Museum is currently hosting the exhibition, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious. For more information, visit their website or call 304-256-1768.
Little Beaver State Park and Grandview
Get outside and explore the natural beauty of Raleigh County! At Little Beaver State Park, you can rent paddleboats or fish in the 18-acre lake. Over at Grandview, take in the amazing sites at one of the many overlooks, or explore miles of hiking trails along the rim of the gorge.
Golfing in Raleigh County
Beckley-Raleigh County is home to a number of golf courses, all of which have adjusted their operations to align with the regulations around social distancing and limiting interaction during this pandemic. Looking to get outside and hit the greens? Check out the list of golf courses here. As things continue to change, we encourage you to reach out to the establishments directly to confirm hours of operation and regulation guidelines to follow.