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Source: US State of West Virginia

“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.”

The overall investment, totaling $2,851,000, covers a variety of projects at the park, including upgrades to cabins, the lodge, and the campgrounds.

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 – and much more.

These enhancements are the latest among several phases of improvement work at Tygart Lake State Park under the Justice Administration. At today’s event, DNR Director McDaniel announced that, when all is said and done, this one park alone will see over $6 million-worth of total improvements completed.

“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 McDaniel said.