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Places to Camp near Hernshaw, WV

429 Reviews

Looking for the best campgrounds near Hernshaw, WV? Hernshaw is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. Search nearby campsites and find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Hernshaw, WV (74)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Kanawha State Forest

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    Kanawha State Forest

    22 Reviews
    63 Photos
    85 Saves
    Hernshaw, West Virginia

    Located seven miles south of the capital city of Charleston, Kanawha State Forest is an outdoor lover’s haven. It is known for its extensive network of hiking and biking trails and has some of the state’s most popular picnic areas. Campers can enjoy hiking, playground areas, fishing, biking, and more.

    46 sites, 25 of which have electricity and water hookups

    Each campsite has a fireplace and picnic table

    The campground has two bathhouses and a coin-operated laundry

    RVs or trailer/truck units longer than 26 feet are not recommended

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $35 - $40 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Rifrafters Campground

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    Rifrafters Campground

    24 Reviews
    83 Photos
    164 Saves
    Fayetteville, West Virginia

    Rifrafters Campground provides tent and RV camping and economy cabins in the woodlands near Fayetteville, West Virginia (WV) -- only two-miles south of the New River Gorge Bridge. Our cleanliness, accessibility, and quiet family atmosphere have earned us a place among West Virginia's most-popular camping areas. You'll also find a friendly full-time staff, exceptionally clean showers and restrooms, and plenty of space for small gatherings and walks in the woods behind the campground. Use our website to explore our camping amenities and find out more about the New River.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $44 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from New River Campground

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    New River Campground

    15 Reviews
    76 Photos
    178 Saves
    Gauley Bridge, West Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $40 / night

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    Chestnut Creek Campground

    19 Reviews
    44 Photos
    218 Saves
    Lansing, West Virginia

    The closest campground to the New River Gorge Bridge. Chestnut Creek Campground offers quiet primitive camping in the woods. We are a mere half a mile (0.5mi) from the New River Gorge Bridge! That's walking distance folks. Our hygienic facility has hot showers, lavatory stalls, hand washing sinks, and a wash basin located outside for dish washing and filling up water jugs. Firewood and Ice are available on site as well. Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire pit. A general store and burrito bar are located literally around the corner; Both are within walking distance. Hiking and Climbing trail-heads (Fern Buttress, Endless Wall, Beauty Mountain; to name a few) are just down the way and access to the river is a stone's throw away (our drive is just across from Fayette Station Rd). If you're wanting to venture further to more local restaurants/shops; we are only a 5 minute drive from downtown Fayetteville. We are a pet friendly establishment for those with dogs who love to travel as much as you do. We keep quiet hours from 11pm-7am (starts @ midnight on weekends). Mainly we accommodate rustic tent camping, however; some sites are able to accommodate pop-up campers and trailers up to 20ft (we do not have hookups/electric). Call today to reserve a site for your upcoming adventure at the New River Gorge.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group

    $10 - $11 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Saint Albans Roadside Park

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    Saint Albans Roadside Park

    9 Reviews
    33 Photos
    49 Saves
    St. Albans, West Virginia

    Welcome to Roadside Park in St. Albans, WV! This is the perfect place for your family outing as it features amenities like boat launching ramps that will make boating on Kanawha River more easy than ever before. There are also nice and cozy overnight RV camping spaces and picnic shelters where you can spend some time with friends or loved ones while enjoying scenic views of our beautiful Kanawha River nearby – not to mention inclusive playground equipment too!

    Residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational options including a well-equipped playground, picnic shelters, boat launch ramp, RV parking, and more. The park is also handicapped accessible with paved walkways and an asphalt parking lot.

    There are also paved asphalt RV parking spots for overnight camping at St. Albans Roadside Park. If you are traveling through the area with your RV, pull behind camper or travel trailer, Roadside Park in St. Albans is a great place to stop while passing through town.

    Pull-through sites are available at our quaint campground with a maximum stay of 2 nights within a 15-day period. Campers’ additional features include fresh water and electric hookups with a dump station when your stay with us is complete. Overnight Tent camping is prohibited on our property.

    Reserveations are not required for RV camping spaces.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA

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    Huntington / Fox Fire KOA

    19 Reviews
    51 Photos
    26 Saves
    Ona, West Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Ace Adventure Resort

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    Ace Adventure Resort

    14 Reviews
    32 Photos
    130 Saves
    Thurmond, West Virginia

    Located on 1500 wooded acres adjacent to the New River Gorge National River ACE Adventure Resort offers white water rafting trips on the New and Gauley rivers and great camping near Fayetteville. But, that’s not all! Over the years we’ve added all the outdoor adventures that our state is known for including the only zip line tours with views of the Gorge. We also host rock climbing, mountain biking, lake adventures… we even have a waterpark on base. Plus, at the end of the day, we have a range of lodging and camping options plus dining facilities on property. So, what are you waiting for? Live free this summer at ACE Adventure Resort!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $600 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Babcock State Park Campground

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    Babcock State Park Campground

    20 Reviews
    209 Photos
    149 Saves
    Winona, West Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $33 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Grandview Sandbar Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Battle Run

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    Battle Run

    15 Reviews
    180 Photos
    129 Saves
    Keslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia

    Overview

    Battle Run Campground is conveniently located just south of Summersville, West Virginia, on the shores of the largest lake in the state. Superb water quality and sheer sandstone cliffs make Summersville Lake a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

    Recreation

    The 2790-acre lake provides excellent boating, water skiing, swimming, and scuba diving. Anglers will find large and smallmouth bass, walleye, panfish, and catfish. Trout are stocked below the dam in spring and fall. Visitors also enjoy the great hiking, biking, hunting, geocaching, and picnicking opportunities on the lands surrounding the lake. For high adventure seekers, whitewater rafting is available year-round on the world class Gauley River. The Summersville Lake area also offers technical rock climbing.

    Facilities

    This large waterfront campground offers 110 campsites with electric hookups, along with seven primitive walk-to tent sites. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities and a dump station. An accessible boat ramp and fishing dock are on-site. Younger campers love the park's playground, nature trails, and large shade trees.

    Natural Features

    Scenic Summersville Lake is known for its striking cliffs and quiet coves along 60 beautiful miles of shoreline. Dense forests of maple, oak, hickory, beech and birch trees cover the region. Wildlife, including black bear, deer, grouse and turkey, is abundant in the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    The historic Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is a 10-minute drive from the campground. The park offers a museum, three Gauley River overlooks and hiking trails as well as a Civil War Battle Reenactment every other year. Summersville Lake Marina and Sarge's Dive Shop are 11 miles away, offering kayak and pontoon boat rentals. The town of Summersville, another five miles north, has several grocery stores, restaurants and service stations. Mountain Lake Campground is a privately managed campground with lake access. Summersville Lake Retreat is three miles east on Route 129 offering cabins and lighthouse tours. World-renowned rock climbing on the New River Gorge- just 18 miles south. Within the 63,000 acres of New River Gorge River are over 1,400 established rock climbs. "The New" has become one of the most popular climbing areas in the country. The cliffs at New River Gorge are made up of a very hard sandstone, and range from 30 to 120 feet in height.

    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $24 / night


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