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, ...

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Adventure Awaits at Anawalt Lake
Adventure Awaits at Anawalt Lake The McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau invites you to experience Anawalt Lake! McDowell County has plenty of gorgeous locations to visit. Perhaps one of the most popular is Anawalt Lake Wildlife Management Area. Anawalt ... Read More
Welch Tabletop Gaming Club
Welch Tabletop Gaming Club Hosted by the McDowell Public Library Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of Each Month | 5:00PM-6:00PM | McDowell Public Library, Welch, WV Do you like strategy games? Puzzles? Or trying new things? The Welch Tabletop Gaming Club is a place ... Read More
ATV Retreat Coming Soon and Refreshment Sale!
ATV Retreat Coming Soon and Refreshment Sale! "Kickin It Old School!" September 1, 2018 | 10:00AM-5:00PM | Across from the Exxon in Gary, WV In celebration of the new ATV Retreat, we are hosting a big refreshment sale across the street from the Exxon in Gary, WV ... Read More

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