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Twin Falls Resort State Park is located in Wyoming County between Mullens and Pineville. It is named for the two waterfalls, Foley Falls and Black Fork Falls, located in the park and within a quarter mile of each other. The park rests on 3,776 acres donated by the Western Pocahontas Corporation and Pocahontas Land Corporation in 1964 for use as a West Virginia state park.

Development of the park began in the mid-1960s. In the autumn of 1967, a nine-hole golf course opened. Cabins, a swimming pool, golf pro complex, and a lodge with restaurant and gift shop opened in the spring of 1970. Several old homesteads were removed during initial development, but the park superintendent decided to reconstruct one of the oldest of these homesteads, including the restoration of the Bower cabin built in 1835. Completed in 1974 and housing live-in caretakers since 1977, the restructured pioneer farm is a piece of living history and the crown jewel of the park. In March 1981, conference and banquet facilities were completed at Twin Falls Lodge. The golf course was expanded to 18 holes in 1984. In 2011, the park completed a $7 million renovation of the lodge, including the addition of 27 rooms, a swimming pool and a fitness center.

This Article was written by Shirley L. Stewart

Last Revised on November 05, 2010

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Stewart, Shirley L. "Twin Falls Resort State Park." e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia. 05 November 2010. Web. 17 December 2018.

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