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West Virginia's state parks have plenty to offer for a New Year's Eve celebration.

Park lodges are offering a variety of dinners, dances and packaged options, according to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Lodge parks hosting parties include Blackwater Falls, Cacapon Resort, Canaan Valley Resort, Chief Logan Lodge, North Bend, Pipestem Resort, Stonewall Resort and Twin Falls Resort.

Throughout the year, state parks and forests schedule a variety of events and activities, with details listed at wvstateparks.com.

 

 

  • Blackwater Falls State Park, Contact: Paulita Cousin, 304-259-5216, blackwaterfalls.com

 

A Blackwater Falls new year includes a dinner and dance party, as well as an overnight package that includes lodging and a breakfast buffet for the Tucker County park. A youth party includes crafts, games, singing and other activities. The park will provide a 10 percent discount on packaged rates for reservations made on or prior to Dec. 21. The park features a 54-unit lodge, vacation cabins, camping, a full-service restaurant and Blackwater Falls, which the DNR has said is one of the state's most photographed scenes.

 

 

  • Cacapon Resort State Park, 304-258-1022. cacaponresort.com

 

The new year at Cacapon includes live music, dancing and a formal toast to kick off 2013. The festivities begin a 9 p.m., and an overnight package is available for a stay in Morgan County, near Berkeley Springs. Tickets for just the dance and toast are available as well.

 

 

  • Canaan Valley Resort, Contact: Lisa Ratliff, 304-866-4121, canaanresort.com

 

Two party options are in place at Canaan, near Davis in Tucker County. A family party will include buffet dinner, family games, a punch to toast at midnight, along with party favors and a DJ for entertainment. Children younger than age five will be permitted free of charge with a paying adult. An adult party will include separate buffet dining, access to a lounge party with live entertainment along with a champagne toast and party favors.

 

 

  • Chief Logan Lodge, Contact: Dan Taylor, 304-855-6100, chiefloganlodge.com

 

Chief Logan Lodge will be filled with live music from "Easy Street Band" for New Year's Eve. The lodge is just one mile from U.S. Route 119, between Chapmanville and Logan. A package is available, including an overnight stay at the lodge, dinner for two, two drink tickets and a champagne toast. Reservations for only the dinner and party also are available.

 

 

  • North Bend State Park, Contact: Ken Zebo, 304-643-2931, northbendsp.com

 

North Bend State Park will offer live music and a special menu as part of its New Year's Eve celebration. North Bend has a lodge, restaurant and cabins along with a four-season trail.

 

 

  • Pipestem Resort State Park, Contact: Shirley Martin, 304-466-1800

 

Pipestem Resort State Park will feature an overnight package for New Year's Eve, with lodging at McKeever Lodge, dinner dance and a champagne toast at midnight.

 

 

  • Stonewall Resort, 304-269-7400 or 304-269-8800

 

At Stonewall Resort, New Year's Eve can be a relaxing night, with a package that includes dinner for two at Stillwaters Restaurant, live music in TJ Muskies Lounge or a spot in front of the crackling fire in the Grand Hall. The package also includes breakfast on New Year's Day.

 

 

  • Twin Falls Resort State Park, Contact: Bryan Danford, 304-294-4000. twinfallssp@wv.gov

 

Twin Falls State Park is going around the world for New Year's Eve, with worldwide-themed decorations, and a nudge for evening attire that would be worn by a tourist or international visitor. The night's plans include a dance, singing, visual effects, dinner and a midnight toast.