With over 40 state and national parks, West Virginia’s vast mountainous wilderness begs to be explored. In less than a day’s drive from the Mid-Atlantic’s urban corridor, you can be paddling in swirling whitewater, camping in pristine mountain forests, or stargazing in some of the clearest night skies in the East. It’s time to plan your trip camping in West Virginia!
West Virginia’s inspiring geology has been carved by some of the world’s oldest rivers. Experience these ancient natural forces up close by exploring the nation’s premier whitewater rafting location, New River Gorge. The New River Gorge National River, part of the United States National Park System, extends 53-miles in southern West Virginia. Along with some of the best paddling in the country, rock climbers flock to the 1,400 established climbs in the sandstone cliffs. 70,000-acres of wilderness offer free riverfront primitive camping spots, while campers who want more amenities can take advantage of several private campgrounds in nearby Fayetteville, WV.
If you find yourself camping in West Virginia’s New River Gorge in October, you might catch Bridge Day, the world’s largest extreme sports event. Cheer on BASE jumpers as they leap 900-feet from the top of the river’s bridge while you enjoy local food and craft vendors, live music, and great mountain views.
When planning a trip camping in West Virginia, don’t miss the chance to take in the views from West Virginia’s most famous landmark, Seneca Rocks. Located in the Monongahela National Forest, and renowned for its incredible beauty, this natural landmark rises nearly 900-feet above the North Fork River. Especially well-known in rock climbing circles, the impressive rock formation offers 375 of the most technical mapped climbing routes in the eastern United States. Non-climbers can take in the view from the top by lacing up their boots. The Seneca Rocks Hiking Trail climbs the observation platform and is a day hike suitable for all ages.
Facilities for tent and RV camping, rental cabins, and primitive campsites are available nearby. A local favorite, Seneca Shadows Campground, offers views of the rocks from your campsite, as well as modern facilities including flush toilets and picnic tables. No matter where your outdoor adventures take you in the Wild and Wonderful state, with The Dyrt you’ll find the best camping in West Virginia along the way!
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Great views, a lot of activities on the resort property, Clean amenities and nice lake views from the campground. All of the sites are well kept and I would most definitely return to this campground.
We stayed in the non-electric loop in site 53 which shares a pull-through drive with another site (no one was in that site during our visit). The site was fairly close to the bathhouse but not so close that we heard the door shutting all the time. During the phased reopening, some sites were closed so we had lots of privacy even though some neighbors would normally be closer than you might like.
The bathhouse doors are very short. I’m almost 6’ tall and could easily see over them, but so could my 5’6” son. There weren’t usually other people in there at the same time but it’s something to keep in mind when it comes to privacy.
The falls and the hike to Lindy Point were gorgeous.
My in-laws have been coming here for about 8 years, this is my second year, but they have a great 4th of July celebration. Weekend bingo, food trucks, and the friendliest people from all over! The Potomac River runs right by, great for fishing, kayaking, floating, it’s absolutely beautiful here! Very dog friendly and family friendly. Nice shady sites, only downside is, electric hookups only and no public bathrooms with running water, so fill your tanks good. Other than that, we’ll be coming back for many years to come!
I have to put this on here…… If you are coming from route 19 north about 10 miles from intestate 79 past the Stonewall Resort there is a huge dip in the road. I missed part of the huge dip that swallowed my camper and left it bouncing around the road This is just a FYI 😁 Good luck and happy camping
What a wonderful weekend and 4th of July holiday. We booked this site A12 a little bit late and didn't get to pick a water front property. The A & B sites seems to be the original camping area. A&b are a little bit run down and very tight with some tricky parking for a rv or camper. The rest of the park is wide open and looks like very easy parking. We were happy to get to see fireworks on the 4th even though our dog didn't care for them. Everyone we came in contact with was friendly Would recommend to visit
Great campground with roughly 40 sites for tent and RV camping. We called 30 minutes before our arrival and the friendly staff was able to accommodate us last minute. They drive me around on the side by side to let me pick our site. Most had full hook up but I ended up with a water and electric only. All facilities were clean and dump station was at a convenient location. I’ll be back!
We visited this park for the 4th of July, which made it very busy, but it was still very quiet. Be ready to tow up steep hills throughout this park. You enter the park through a Chevrolet dealership lot and then check in at the Days Inn Hotel. We had never been to an RV Park run by a hotel before but there were some nice features to this as well- discussed later.
Once you get checked in you head to your spot. Make sure you run the water lines to clear them out before hooking up. The water quality is very poor. We filled up a jug of water for travel day without the filters- when leaving and it was completely contaminated. We have a 4 filter system and this was after the 4 filters - they had been changed at the previous park about 10 days prior too.
The grounds are clean and the view is excellent. The staff was very responsive. One of the nights our neighbor decided to play super loud music between our rigs, loud like you can’t hear your tv on max, at 11pm. The staff was very responsive in asking them to turn it down or off so we could sleep.
All in all this was a nice park. They had decent cellular for AT&T and TMobile/US Cellular. The campground also has WiFi for a fee. They pick up your trash several times a day most days. You leave it on the hook at your site. The sites were decent spacing and plenty long enough. Our site was flat but pretty unlevel, wasn’t a huge concern. They had a nice play ground for kids and a large amphitheater. We didn’t see any KOA employees while we were there but this could have been because of COVID19. I didn’t see a pool or bathrooms/showers for guests.
Grounds were fairly well-maintained. Saw lots of park employees and not much trash around. Latrines were clean, fairly pleasant. Not much space between camp pads, so noise and light disturbances made it hard to enjoy. Overall, good experience; woodline had plenty of felled timber for firewood. Prob could've done without the person playing banjo at 10pm several sites over.