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Moundsville’s Grand Vue Getting Grander

Park Hopes Improvements Boost Visitors

Photos by Scott McCloskey Renovations have been made to several of Grand Vue Park’s cabins, including the adding new decks and fire pit areas to three of their deluxe cabins.

MOUNDSVILLE — The rolling hilltops of Moundsville’s Grand Vue Park will have a bit of a different view to them in the coming months. Park officials are planning several construction projects — a new 40-site RV park among them — that they hope will lead even more visitors to enter their gates.

Marshall County Park & Recreation Board and the Grand Vue Park leadership team announced plans for construction of the RV park, along with several other renovations in the coming year. RV travel is one of the fastest growing industries in tourism, Grand Vue General Manager Craig White said. It is expected the addition of these RV sites will bring hundreds of new visitors annually to Grand Vue and the surrounding area.

The RV Park, to be set up for short term lodging, will be located beyond the Vue Bar & Grill on a section of the former par-3 golf course. Each site will be 65 feet long and have an area for a tow vehicle and full hookups, water, electric, sewage, TV and wifi. A picnic area and firepit also come with each spot.

White said the RV park project is scheduled to go out to bid within the next two weeks and Grand Vue hopes to move forward with the actual construction by early April. The park expects the RV lots will open by mid-summer.

White said this is a very exciting time for the park and the board is always looking for new ways to attract more tourists. He said the addition of the RV park will be another big step in that direction.

“We’ve been working on putting an RV park in here for six years,” White said. “We’ve been talking about this for a long time. We recognize with our current lodging, that’s our best funding source.”

In addition to the many other park amenities and activities — zip-lining, mountain biking, disc golf, paintball and hiking trails are just a few — White said Grand Vue has renovated three of its luxury cabins and will add a “hammock garden” in an effort to provide guests another location to relax.

“We’re going to have five to seven hammocks for people to just chill out and relax,” White said.

In addition, the park has added new decks and fire pit areas to the rear of three of their cabins. There also are plans to install new large hot tubs on each of the three new decks by the end of April. The park’s four newly built treetop villas and four renovated more traditional cabins continue to be popular attractions as well.

White said Grand Vue will revitalize its swimming pool over the coming year, though that will mean it will be closed through this summer. The pool’s new design will encompass features that all ages can enjoy.

With Grand Vue’s pool closing for 2021, officials will accommodate park guests with swimming options by offering shuttle service to other local swimming pools. The new pool is expected to be complete in time for the 2022 summer season. White said the park continues to observe COVID-19 safety with the assistance of the Marshall County Health Department.

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