West Virginia State Parks are painted crimson and gold as holiday-makers come to see maples, oaks, dogwoods, hickories and ash don shed their summer colors and don their autumn cloaks.
Cabins in parks and forests are booked solid, but you can still try your luck by checking wvstateparks.com. For example, North Bend State Park offers an October weekday rates of $59 from Mondays to Thursdays.
Reservations by phone can be made by calling the parks or forest via the toll-free tourism call center number 800-CALLWVA. Reservations may be made online for lodge rooms and for cabins at parks with lodges at wvstateparks.com.