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New Year's Eve parties are planned at several West Virginia's state parks. Park lodges are offering a variety of dinners and dances and packaged options at Blackwater Falls, Cacapon Resort, Canaan Valley Resort, Chief Logan Lodge, North Bend, Pipestem Resort, Stonewall Resort and Twin Falls Resort.

The New Year at Blackwater Falls includes a variety of special weekends and getaways. Blackwater Falls has a dinner and dance planned for Dec. 31 to bring in 2013 as well as an overnight package that includes lodging and a breakfast buffet.

A chaperoned youth party for children 4-12 is also part of the package options. The youth party includes crafts, games, singing and other activities. For information, visit www.blackwaterfalls.com or call 304-259-5216.

Cacapon Resort State Park in Morgan County near Berkeley Springs offers live music, dancing and a formal toast to start off a New Year. The festivities begin at 9 p.m. There is an overnight package available, and the restaurant is open. For reservations, call 304-258-1022

Canaan Valley Resort State Park near Davis in Tucker County offers two party options. Family party includes buffet dinner, family games and DJ entertainment, punch toast at midnight and party favors. The adult party includes buffet dining in the Hickory Room, access to the lounge party with live entertainment, plus champagne toast and party favors.

Call 304-866-4121 ext. 2651 for information or to make reservations, or visit www.canaanresort.com.

Chief Logan Lodge between Chapmanville and Logan brings in 2013 with live music provided by East Street Band. Dinner will be served from 5–8 p.m. Reservations are required. The band and dance party is 9 p.m. to midnight. For information, call 304-855-6100 or visit www.chiefloganlodge.com.

North Bend State Park has an evening of live music, food, and celebration. To inquire about reservations or to learn more about events at North Bend, call 304-643-2931 or visit www.northbendsp.com.

The overnight package at Pipestem State Park includes lodging at McKeever Lodge, dinner and dance on Monday evening for two and a champagne toast at midnight. Contact: 304-466-1800 ext. 353 for information and reservations.

The New Year's Eve package for two at Stonewall Resort's lodge includes dinner in Stillwaters Restaurant with a menu prepared by the award-winning culinary team. Then ring in the New Year in the TJ Muskies lounge, with live music starting at 9 p.m., or relax by the warm, crackling fire in the Grand Hall with a glass of wine and live music.

Twin Falls State Park is going "Around the World" on New Year's Eve.

"To bring in the 2013 New Year, Twin Falls is decorating with a worldwide theme and we're encouraging evening attire such as would be worn by a tourist or international visitor," said Bryan Danford, activity coordinator. "We're planning on a festive evening,"

The evening includes a dance, singing, visual effects, dinner and the traditional midnight toast.

Twin Falls New Year's Eve packages includes a night lodging in cabins or lodge, full dinner and dance, evening refreshments, party favors and midnight toasts. Music is by DJ Will Shumate and a cash bar is onsite. For information or for reservations, contact Twin Falls at 304-294-4000 or email twinfallssp@wv.gov.

For event and activities or packaged events and deals, visit www.wvstateparks.com or call 800-CALL-WVA.