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Quality of Life




Burnsville Lake and Sutton Lake are major recreational facilities offering marinas, boat launches, beaches and camping areas. There are more than 500 camping sites in the county and over 30,000 acres of Wildlife Management Areas offering hunting and fishing opportunities. Braxton County is home to some of the finest hunting in West Virginia including deer, turkey, bear, grouse and waterfowl, an increasingly popular game.


Shopping, considered an important recreational activity by many, gives Braxton County a definite edge. Some of the best recreational shopping in the state can be found at the Flatwoods Factory Outlet Mall. The shopping center’s success can be attributed to its location on I-79, a major north-south transportation artery. Excellent sales volumes for many stores have resulted in a top ten ranking among their respective chains for business volume.


History & Culture

From historic districts to railroad depots, to Civil War sites, Braxton County’s heritage is distinct.  Our artisans keep the Appalachian culture alive with plays, fine arts, and crafts.  Click here to find out how to make your visit to Braxton County come alive!

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