Jennifer Mummart, spokeswoman for the National Park Service, said sequester-related cuts would lead to staff reductions and other cutback at park properties.
"It would hit all parks in a very similar way," she said.
That would include the New River Gorge National River and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
Mummart said hours at park visitors centers would be cut back, as would park rangers' hours. She said parks also might have to leave positions vacant when someone quits or retires.
"We remain very hopeful that Congress will be able to avoid these cuts, but we're making plans just like every other federal agency has been asked to do," she said.
The White House released a report detailing how much money West Virginia would lose through sequester-related cuts. Those include:
*$1.4 million in operation funds for the Army
*$96,000 in Justice Assistance Grants, which support law enforcement, corrections, prosecution and courts
*$247,000 for job search assistance, referral and placement
*$52,000 for child vaccinations
*$177,000 to help upgrade the state's ability to respond to public health threats
*$430,000 in grants to prevent and treat substance abuse
*$62,000 to the state Department of Health and Human Resources for HIV testing
*Up to $39,000 for services to domestic violence victims
*$160,000 for nutrition assistance for seniors
Some areas of government, like military members' paychecks and Social Security, are immune to the cuts.
The West Virginia Association of Housing Agencies estimates more than 1,500 state residents will lose their housing assistance if sequestration cuts go through."The majority of our families are the working poor who struggle to make ends meet. Receiving assistance with their monthly rent is the only thing keeping many of them afloat," association President D. J. Haynes said in a statement.