West Virginia Outsider

The Inside Scoop on West Virginia's Outdoor Activities


Big Sandy Creek WV
Big Sandy Creek Fishing In WV
Big Sandy Creek is a Preston County, WV fishing hot spot. Stocked with trout and only a few minutes from Morgantown, learn about this fishing
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Prime Inline 3
Prime Inline 3 - Our Bow For The WV Turkey Season
The Prime Inline 3 compound bow is our weapon of choice for the West Virginia Turkey Season. Learn about the full specs of the Prime Inline 3
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Kings Creek WV
Kings Creek Fishing in WV
Learn all about fishing at Kings Creek in Hancock County WV. Located near Weirton, West Virginia, fish the creek as it runs towards the Ohio..
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Mathews Switchback XT
Mathews Switchback XT Frankenbow - Improving An All Time Great
The Mathews Switchback XT is often named the best Mathews bow ever. After we ruined ours see how we built it back up better than before
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Elk in West Virginia
There Are Elk in West Virginia
Did you know there are elk in West Virginia? An established herd of 110 elk live in the southwestern part of WV on Tomblin WMA. Learn how in
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Middle Wheeling Creek Lake
Middle Wheeling Creek Lake Fishing In WV
Middle Wheeling Creek Lake in Ohio County offers fishing opportunity near Wheeling, WV. Cast a line and reel in some trout at this 12 acre WV
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Explore Our State

West Virginia was granted statehood on June 20, 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln making it the 35th state in the Union.  

The state capital, then Wheeling, is now seated in Charleston and has been since 1885.  

The only state that is located entirely within the Appalachian Mountains, 78% of West Virginia is covered in forest and is home to around 1.8 million people.