West Virginia Won’t Consider Blue Water’s 350 RV Development at Cacapon State Park

The state of West Virginia has decided not to move forward with plans to consider Blue Water’s contested 350 spot RV park proposed for Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.

Senator Charles Trump and
Delegates Darren Thorne
and George Miller listening to citizens at
Cacapon State Park upper lake April 3, 2023
(Photo credit: Sadie Dingfelder)

The cancellation comes on the heels of widespread opposition to the proposal.

“I talked to (West Virginia Commerce Secretary) James Bailey a little while ago today, who told me that the WV Department of Commerce, WV DNR (West Virginia Division of Natural Resources) and  WV Parks have decided not to proceed forward with any of the proposals for RVs at Cacapon that were submitted in response to the RFP that the State put out some months ago,” wrote Senator Charles Trump (R-Morgan) in an email earlier today.

The Commerce Department put out a press release today calling for input from the public on how to move forward.

“Those who want to provide the WVDNR with ideas for camping or additional recreational amenities at Cacapon Resort State Park and other parks are invited to take the online survey at WVstateparks.com/survey,” the statement said. “The survey will remain open for 30 days and everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a random drawing for a free two-night stay at the state park of the winner’s choosing.” 

“As a result of the decision to seek further public input, none of the proposals for camping facilities received in response to the WVDNR’s December 2022 request for proposals will be selected for implementation,” the statement said. “The WVDNR will consider future projects in light of the public comments received.”

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