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119 Reviews of 15 Kanawha, West Virginia Campgrounds

Amanda S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2021

Beautiful but questionable design.

We stayed down at the "lake" spots which are not on the lake but quite above it. Our first site was #19, we were even hesitant to park our 23ft camper in it, but we did and then realized that as soon as we try to get in or out of the camper, it was a steep drop down 5ft. All the sites around this…

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Site26
Month of VisitJuly
Saxton S.
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2021

Great place to camp

A friend and I were just traveling through Ohio and needed a place to stay. This is an awesome choice for anyone who likes seclusion or needs a quick place to stay, only 15$ a night and three other campsites occupied, we had a great time. Very peaceful and clean, you can tell they take good care of…

Site21
Month of VisitJuly
L
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2021

Nice but a bit cramped

The park is nice and well maintained. The loop we were in was super cramped. There is not much space between you and the next site. Very little cell reception which was just fine for us! Pit toilets and a few flushing ones next to the showers.

Site77
Month of VisitJuly
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 3, 2021

Small Site, Good Hiking

Lake Hope was super crowded and the sites felt like they were literally on top of each other. It also was not super clear on which site was which. Our site was on a hill, but there were 2 sites, one at the bottom and one midway down so we had to ask. Luckily both were not booked and they let us…

Month of VisitJuly
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 3, 2021

Small Campsite

We had a good time, but it was insanely crowded and the sites felt like they were on top of each other. Our site was a giant hill, so we had to sent up our tents right by our cars. Our fire ring also didn’t have a cooking grate on it.

We did enjoy getting to rent a boat for a few hours and…

Site16
Month of VisitJuly
Marshall P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2021

Nice park off the beaten path

We have stayed here a couple of times in a tent and a class a motor home.  

The campground is pretty secluded but beautiful rolling hills.    While the site we stayed in with the motorhome was fairly level, sites are mostly small and tight on hilly terrain.  That said, I would still recommend…

Month of VisitNovember
Rebecca F.
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2021

Secluded

Campground was well maintained, even the pit toilets. Our campsite was huge #46. But some sites seemed very small. It’s a short drive to the lake house for the beach and boat rental. The food at the Lodge is delicious! The drive to get there was rough. Don’t count on GPS. Look it up and plan it…

BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2021

Winter Visit

We stopped here on Thanksgiving on our way South. Self paying, off season was $15. But the restrooms were closed. There were only 3 other sides occupied. Nice little campground in the Appalachian Foothills. Be aware that Google maps doesn't send you to the campground but to a parking lot at the…

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J
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2020

Very wet in the spring, but a challenging backpacking loop

This campground is nice.  They are all designated campsites but they are first-come-first serve. They are hike-to only.  

It is great for hiking and backpacking camping but if you are looking for car style camping, this is not it.

The trail is challenging terrain, especially when backpacking.  It…

SiteDesignated campsite off wildcat trail loop
Month of VisitMay
Steve C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2020

Awesome packbacking spot

Great spot for walk in or hike in camping! There are a couple of campsites at the trailhead and quite a few all along the trail. There is a 5 mile loop or a longer ~15 mile loop that you can hike and there are campsites every couple of miles. The sites themselves are just semi-cleared areas with…

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Steve C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2020

Nice little campsite

Cool little campground. First come first served with no reservations accepted. The sites are clean with picnic tables and fire rings and can accommodate small RVs. There are a couple of vault style outhouses, dump stations and a couple of water stations as well. No electric or water hookups,…

A
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2020

Nice trails, not so nice campsites

Most of the sites at this state park campground are very small and don’t have much level ground. Even the sites meant for RVs and trailers are right on top of each other. It’s almost like they took what should have been one site and made it two. There’s a handful of sites that offer a little space…

Shannon G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2020

Great site!

Site 41 with a paved pad and electric. We were across from the shower house and bathrooms. The office is closed but a staff person was on site. Our site was perfect for us with trees on either side to help with shade. Across our site was also a big green space to walk our dogs. Not all the electric…

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KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2020

Great spot for getting prepared for zaleski and going kayaking

Several campsites are on a slope so this calls for being creative with placement of tent.
Firewood available for purchase on site. Lake Hope lodge provides great warm and dry spot for delicious food.

Several activities available, fishing available anywhere on the lake, kayak rental for $10 and…

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Nia D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2020

Not a proper camp however in a pinch 🤫

Arrived in the Athens area very late. Camp ground at the state park gave me an eerie feeling so I stayed here instead and it was decent.

Single human, car camping. I stayed in the lot. In the morning every passersby was kind from a covid-distance. Yard signs on the way out advocated civil rights.…

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