GRAFTON, W.Va. – State officials have announced more than $2.8 million in improvements for the Tygart Lake State Park. The bond funded project includes upgrades to cabins, the lodge and campground.
The project is part of a $6 million investment in the state recreation area.
“I can’t say enough about how proud I am,” Gov. Justice said. “If you just look around at places like this and think about all the beauty we have in West Virginia and all the great people we have, you realize we have an incredible opportunity.
“All we have to do is invest the dollars and tell our story,” Gov. Justice continued. “We’ve done just that, and now tourism is exploding because people from the outside world are beginning to realize that we’re the diamond in the rough that they missed.”
Improvements also include wastewater treatment improvements, paving by the West Virginia Division of Highways, various recreational additions – including game courts and a trail to the lake.
These enhancements are the latest among several phases of improvement work at Tygart Lake State Park under the Justice Administration.
“The first time I walked into the Governor’s office, the very first thing he said to me is that we’re going to bring tourism back to West Virginia and we’re going to use our state parks to do it,” Director Steve McDaniel said.
Major improvements have now been completed or started at every state park in West Virginia.