3 Wildlife Areas
22 Restaurants
13 Lodges
17 Historic Sites


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Most Popular Destinations

Our collection of the most popular adventures.

LODGING

Pocahontas Motel

If you are looking for an option that offers standard amenities for a stay that is comfortable on any budget, then consider the Pocahontas Motel. We have a great staff ...

APARTMENT

Warrior Creek Development Apartment

Warrior Creek Development is a social enterprise/community development organization that provides quality and affordable homes, creates quality jobs, and ...

SHOP

Coal Camp Creations

COAL CAMP CREATIONS (CCC) is located in Kimball, WV within a mile of the historic site of the Carswell Coal Mine Operation. The Peerless Coal Company was located ...

RECREATION

Anawalt Lake Wildlife Management Area

Anawalt Lake WMA (1,792 acres) McDowell County. Located approximately 20 miles southeast of Welch, access is provided by following state Route 103 south from Welch ...

RECREATION

Panther Wildlife Management Area

Panther Wildlife Management Area (7,820 acres) McDowell County. From the town of Panther take state Routes 3/1 and 3/2. Panther is comprised of extremely ...

RESTAURANT

Ya’sou Restaurant

Ya'sou Restaurant is located in Kimball, WV. It is a traditional American and Greek cuisine restaurant. ATV enthusiasts are welcome! Oven roasted Grecian chicken, ...

Most Recent News Posts

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Mark Twain-Stonewall Jackson Dinner Theater Weekend
Mark Twain-Stonewall Jackson Dinner Theater Weekend BOOK NOW! Elkhorn Inn & Theatre September 14-16, 2018 | Route 52 Between Eckman and Kimball Join us for this truly unique and entertaining weekend of delicious food, history, literature and fun! The "Mark Twain-Stonewall Jackson ... Read More
McDowell Co. 4-H Soccer Program
McDowell Co. 4-H Soccer Program West Virginia University Extension - McDowell County 2018 Soccer: Ages 5-13 | Soccer Skills Clinic June 30, 2018 | Opening Day August 11, 2018 at 2:00PM Opening Day is August 11th at 2:00PM at the MVHS Soccer Field and Closing ... Read More
Living Healthy 4 McDowell – Taco Run
Living Healthy 4 McDowell – Taco Run Living Healthy 4 McDowell is a project of McDowell County HOPE May 19, 2018 | Race 9:30AM | Martha Moore Park Welch, WV The May 5K is the Taco Run. Living Healthy 4 McDowell encourages a healthy lifestyle for area ... Read More

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