The Office of the Governor of the State of West Virginia

10/18/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/18/2020 16:35

Gov. Justice approves award of Berkeley Springs Bypass project; spotlights progress on $25 million improvement project at Cacapon Resort State Park

While at Cacapon Resort State Park, Gov. Justice also spotlighted the progress on a multi-million dollar project to bring much-needed upgrades to Cacapon Resort and provide additional attractions for visitors to the Eastern Panhandle.

The $25.3 million project is adding 78 guest rooms, a dining room, a lounge, a spa, and an indoor pool. Existing facilities are also receiving major upgrades, including remodeling each existing guest room, creating new conference space, renovating the lobby, and upgrading utility and electrical equipment.

Gov. Justice attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the project in November 2018. This work is being funded by bonds financed with excess lottery revenues, which is part of the Governor's plan to upgrade and modernize aging state parks.

The project is expected to be completed early 2021. Paramount Buildings from St. Albans, WV is the contractor.

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Steve McDaniel also announced today that Cacapon will also be breaking ground this spring on an additional project to add a 26-slot RV park to the resort.

'The day that the Governor hired me, and he looked at me and said, 'We are going to bring West Virginia back and one of the vehicles we're going to do that with is tourism. We're going to show the world just how special West Virginia is,'' Director McDaniel said. 'As I stand here today, under the Governor's leadership, we will have invested over $100 million in West Virginia's state parks by the end of this year.