Community Information

 

 

Elkins, WV is located at the confluence of the Tygart Valley River and Leading Creek in the heart of the Allegheny Highlands of east-central West Virginia surrounded by mountains, valleys, rivers, and lots of caves.  Elkins is the Randolph County seat with a population of over 7,000. This is the home of Elkins High School where all the traditional convention activities will take place. Randolph County is recognized as one of the country's micropolitan areas with a regional population close to 30,000.  As a smaller city functioning as a significant economic hub to a broader rural area there are a full array of eateries, lodgings, shopping a brewery, and yes – there is even a Super Wal*Mart!!!

  

 

 

Traveling By Car:  Elkins sits at the junction of US 33, US 219, and US 250. Heading west of the city, US 33 is Corridor H, a major four-lane highway connecting to Interstate 79 at Weston. Heading east construction continues along Corridor H extending eventually to Interstate 81 at Strasburg, Virginia.  At present Corridor H is approximately 50% open to traffic east of Elkins

 

Traveling By Air:  Clarksburg, WV Airport is approx. 1 hour to the northwest – however, this is a small regional airport with limited intermittent service.  Beyond that Charleston, WV Yeager Airport is approx. 2 hours to the southwest – however, this too is a smaller airport.  The closest major airports are Pittsburgh International Airport (approx. 3 hours to the north) and Washington – Dulles International Airport (approx. 4 hours to the east).

 

 

 

Weather:  At an average elevation of 2000 feet the summer weather for the area is usually temperate and pleasant with the typical chance of a late afternoon or early evening shower.  However, on some occasions summertime days have been hot, muggy, and stormy.  And on other occasions summertime nights have been cold, windy, and rainy.  It’s really a toss-up as this climate table shows.

 

Climate data for Elkins, West Virginia (1981–2010 norms)

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Record high °F (°C)

78
(26)

77
(25)

86
(30)

90
(32)

93
(34)

96
(36)

99
(37)

99
(37)

97
(36)

87
(31)

82
(28)

76
(24)

99
(37)

Average high °F (°C)

39.0
(3.9)

42.8
(6)

51.7
(10.9)

62.8
(17.1)

70.7
(21.5)

77.9
(25.5)

81.0
(27.2)

80.2
(26.8)

73.7
(23.2)

64.0
(17.8)

53.3
(11.8)

42.3
(5.7)

61.6
(16.4)

Average low °F (°C)

19.4
(-7)

21.5
(-5.8)

28.0
(-2.2)

36.6
(2.6)

45.5
(7.5)

54.6
(12.6)

59.0
(15)

58.0
(14.4)

50.7
(10.4)

38.4
(3.6)

30.5
(-0.8)

22.7
(-5.2)

38.7
(3.7)

Record low °F (°C)

-24
(-31)

-22
(-30)

-15
(-26)

3
(-16)

20
(-7)

25
(-4)

32
(0)

34
(1)

26
(-3)

11
(-12)

-8
(-22)

-28
(-33)

-28
(-33)

Average precipitation inches (mm)

3.22
(81.8)

3.09
(78.5)

3.95
(100.3)

3.79
(96.3)

5.12
(130)

4.39
(111.5)

5.36
(136.1)

3.84
(97.5)

3.63
(92.2)

2.85
(72.4)

3.38
(85.9)

3.26
(82.8)

45.88
(1,165.3)

Average snowfall inches (cm)

25.2
(64)

18.5
(47)

12.1
(30.7)

5.5
(14)

0
(0)

0
(0)

0
(0)

0
(0)

0
(0)

0.4
(1)

5.2
(13.2)

16.8
(42.7)

83.8
(212.9)

Average precipitation days (= 0.01 in)

17.9

15.5

16.4

15.2

15.4

14.8

14.4

12.8

11.1

11.5

13.2

16.7

174.8

Average snowy days (= 0.1 in)

12.7

10.5

6.9

3.3

0

0

0

0

0

.5

3.8

10.0

47.7

Source: NOAA (extremes 1899–present)

 

For those not camping there are already several hotels offering discounted rates for July 27th, 2020 through August 1st, 2020

 

Elkins Inn & Suites

·         Single (Queen)- $75 + tax

·         Double (Full)- $95 + tax

·         Code- Caver

Hampton Inn

·         Single/Double- $105 + tax

·         Code - Cavers Convention 2020

·         Booking online they must go to this link: http://group.hamptoninn.com/CaversConvention2020

·         Call in mention Cavers Convention Block and provide dates

·         Booking before 7/25 or after 8/01 they will not receive discounted rate, only in between 7/25 and 8/01

·         Booking through www.hilton.com will not work even with a code

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

·         Single/Double- $120 + tax

·         Code- Cavers

Isaac Jackson Wingate by Wyndham

·         Single/Double- $115 + tax

·         Code- National Speleological Society

Super 8 by Wyndham

·         Single/Double- $79.99 + tax

·         Code- 2020NSS

 

 

 

 

 

We have received an abundance of support and enthusiasm from Elkins – Randolph County Tourism.  For more local and regional information visit their website