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New River Gorge National River, WEST VIRGINIA

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Camping West Virginia New River Gorge National River

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Most Recent New River Gorge National River Camping Reviews
Bacteria in the water

We spent the weekend of the 4th of July here. My 9 year old was playing with the water spicket and scratched a bug bite. He ended up with a flesh eating bacteria from camping here. I constantly go fishing here. However do not recommend using the water spickets at the site if you have small kids.

Beautiful Park / Great Staff

We spent this weekend camping at Pipestem Resort State Park. The park is super clean and very well maintained. We hiked up to the tower for a great view of the area. We rode the tram at sunset. We sat by the river in at the base of the tram and enjoyed the quiet serene views of folks fishing, deer grazing, and watched the sun go down. The campground was nearly full. It was well maintained, but the sites were small and very close together. We spent time in the park and saw many of the local waterfalls (Pipestem Falls, Sandstone Falls, Brush Creek Falls, Mash Fork Falls, Campbell Falls). The night sky was amazingly clear and stars were bright. It was a great weekend and a great park.

Awesome Tent Sites

Stayed for one night here but loved it. Had tent site 2 and there was plenty of room for multiple people and multiple tents. Charge is very reasonable and there is a military discount. The campgrounds is very well maintained and out together. Management is very kind and resourceful. We loved our stay.

Great little secret

This place is fabulous. Sites with water and electric hookup 1-20. Spacious , private . We had #9 . Level..walking trail system connected to camp sites. Cleanest bathrooms and showers I’ve seen. Cute little store for firewood …they bring to you. Daily trash pickup . Beautiful trails. Scenic lake . Must see this little secret gem!

Great place, very secluded

I used one of the walk in sites about half a mile into the trail. There was plenty of room for 4 tents right along the river. It was a little rocky, but nothing a sleeping pad wouldn't take care of

Fantastic and friendly

Very well kept, nice owner, and overall fantastic place. Ammenities are all good, even during the rush of labor day weekend.


The location is perfect. It is perfect distance from town and climbing areas. Perfect campground for climbers and rafters! This is by far my favorite campground for the New River Gorge area.

Great folks just not our preferred type of campground

Amy and I spent the Labor Day Weekend in Fayetteville, WV. The New River Gorge area is amazing. We camped at Rifrafters Campground. It is family owned and operated. The owners were great and made a point to stop by our site and see how we were doing. The campground is clean, well maintained and conveniently located. It is only about 7 minutes from the New River Bridge welcome center.

There were several long term campers, sites were very small and close together. Fire ring and picnic table ended up under our awning. Water, electric and cable service and a few sites had sewer. Campground WiFi was weak at our site (#27).

While this was a positive stay, we prefer State Parks versus RV campgrounds.


A great place 10/10

Lovely family run campground

Close to everything. Super helpful and very accommodating owners. Nice sized sites with plenty of shade.