Wetlands of Winfield
The Wetlands of Winfield is a place where turtles nestle in the warmth of the sun,
and flowers grow wild and free. The Wetlands of Winfield is a special home for feathered
visitors and other wildlife.
About the Wetlands of Winfield
Photo taken along the Lizard Trail
The Wetlands of Winfield is an environmental educational facility. Appalachian Power
and Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia partnered to build the demonstration
wetlands project. The facility is part of a 22-acre high-quality wetlands located
in Putnam County, West Virginia, on a 65-acre tract next to the Kanawha River between
the John Amos Power Plant and Winfield.
The facility is home to nearly a half-mile of nature trails and boardwalk observation
sites designed to allow primarily student groups to walk through and observe the
wetlands without damaging them. A stage area gives educators a place to gather their
students for discussion. A centrally-located kiosk and signs along the trails highlight
important aspects of the wetlands.