3 Wildlife Areas
22 Restaurants
13 Lodges
17 Historic Sites


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Most Popular Destinations

Our collection of the most popular adventures.


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 ...


Warrior Creek Development Apartment

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


Spike’s Dog House

Spike's Dog House is located in Roderfield, WV. Serving Philly Steak, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and breakfast favorites, Roderfield’s Spike's Dog House is a great pit ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...

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Poker Run for Kobe
Poker Run for Kobe Join the Fight for Kobe! July 28, 2018 | Registration 8:00AM | Ride Starts 10:00AM COME ONE, COME ALL! Registration begins at 8:00AM and the ride starts at 10:00AM. The cost per person is $25.00 and each additional hand is ... Read More
“Terror of the Tug”
“Terror of the Tug” McArts Amphitheater Performance July 28, 2018 | Performance 8:00PM | McArts Amphitheater, Welch WV “Terror of the Tug” McDowell County's own outdoor drama returns to the McArts Amphitheater near Mount View High School in Welch. The ... Read More
Keystone Shindig
Keystone Shindig Elkhorn Creek Watershed Association August 4, 2018 | 12:00PM-6:00PM Join us at the first ever Keystone Shindig for games, raffles, vendors, food and more! Come learn and support the Elkhorn Creek Watershed Association. More ...


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