July 21, 2022

Manchin Announces $2.8 Million from American Rescue Plan to Cacapon State Park

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,800,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Program to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources for the Cacapon State Park. The funding was made possible through the American Rescue Plan and will support upgrading and expanding the park’s mountain bike trails system and facilities.

“The EDA continues to be a strong partner for West Virginia through critical investments in our communities, and today’s announcement is great news for Cacapon State Park and the entire Eastern Panhandle. Improvements to the park’s mountain biking trail system and facilities will support the growing local tourism industry, boost outdoor recreation and support long-term, good-paying jobs,” said Senator Manchin. “The American Rescue Plan continues to strengthen economic resilience across the Mountain State, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this funding for years to come.”

The funding announced today will assist the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources in completing the final design of the Cacapon mountain bike trail system, developing 35 miles of new trails, constructing multiple bike facilities and field flagging the trail alignments. The project is expected to create 36 jobs, save 46 jobs and generate $934,000 in private investment, which will support local businesses and boost economic growth throughout the region.