NEW STATE PARK ONLINE RESERVATION SYSTEM UNVEILED
September 25, 2003
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Gov. Bob Wise joined State Treasurer John Perdue,
Division of Natural Resources Director Ed Hamrick and Chief of Parks and
Recreation J.R. Pope today to unveil the new state park online reservation
Twin Falls State Park is the first state park to feature this online
option. All other state parks will implement the system by the end of the
“Tourism studies indicate that our parks are one of the major draws to the
state,” Wise said. “Staying at a West Virginia state park lodge will
become easier as this new state-of-the-art reservation system becomes
“This reservation system can be applied to a variety of lodge park
properties to book lodge rooms, cabins and campground sites,” Pope says.
“Guests will have the option to check the availability of a facility and
status of their reservation on the Internet.”
The reservation software, roomMaster 2000, was developed by InnQuest and
is used by more than 2,400 properties. The software will allow state parks
to simplify the reservation process by offering a solution that merges
phone, credit card systems and the Internet. Guests will have the ability
to go online at www.wvstateparks.com and make their reservations.
Perdue said he supports the DNR’s initiative and is proud of the role his
office has played in other aspects of electronic government. The
Treasurer’s office provides a secure electronic payment network by which
residents did $6.3 million worth of state government business from July 1
to Sept. 15 alone, most of it in tuition payments by West Virginia and
Marshall University students.
“It’s my hope that we will eventually eliminate the need for paper checks
in the future,” said Perdue, pointing to the cost savings realized from
the avoidance of check processing.
“A lot of people worked a long time to make this happen, including the
Governor and his Office of Technology, the Legislature, the Division of
Natural Resources and its Parks and Recreation Section, the State
Treasurer’s Office and the Information Services and Communications
Division staff,” said Hamrick. “It’s a great example of how many different
government offices can work together to provide better services for our
Those wanting to make a traditional reservation by phone will still have
the option of calling the individual park or 1-800-CALL-WVA.
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