Best Camping near Thurmond, WV

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Best Camping Sites Near Thurmond, WV (115)

    Camper-submitted photo from Rifrafters Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rifrafters Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rifrafters Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rifrafters Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rifrafters Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Rifrafters Campground

    1.

    Rifrafters Campground

    25 Reviews
    83 Photos
    170 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

    Camper-submitted photo from Grandview Sandbar Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Grandview Sandbar Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Grandview Sandbar Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Grandview Sandbar Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Grandview Sandbar Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Grandview Sandbar Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

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    Grandview Sandbar Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

    22 Reviews
    72 Photos
    411 Saves
    Prince, West Virginia

    Welcome to Grandview Sandbar Campground, nestled in the heart of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. This spot is a gem for those who appreciate a blend of natural beauty and simplicity. The campground is free and operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan accordingly.

    The campground offers a mix of tent and RV sites, with some fantastic walk-in sites right along the riverbank. These riverfront spots are particularly popular for their scenic views and easy access to the water. The drive-in sites are generally level and spacious, though you might find the occasional leftover trash from previous campers.

    Amenities here are basic but functional. There are pit toilets, which visitors have found to be relatively clean, though they could use some updating. Trash disposal is available, but be prepared for the possibility of overflowing dumpsters, especially during peak times. There’s no drinking water on-site, so make sure to bring your own.

    One of the standout features of this campground is its peaceful setting. You’ll be surrounded by deciduous forest, and the sound of the river is a constant, soothing backdrop. However, be aware that trains do run nearby, and their noise can be a bit disruptive, especially at night.

    For activities, the New River is just a short walk away, offering opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and simply enjoying the views. The campground is a bit off the beaten path, so it’s perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle.

    In summary, Grandview Sandbar Campground is a beautiful, no-frills spot that offers a serene escape into nature. Just come prepared with your own water and a bit of patience for the occasional noise and trash issues. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Babcock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Babcock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Babcock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Babcock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Babcock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Babcock State Park Campground

    3.

    Babcock State Park Campground

    20 Reviews
    209 Photos
    157 Saves
    Winona, West Virginia

    Welcome to Babcock State Park Campground, nestled near Danese, WV, in the heart of the New River Gorge National River area. This spot is a fantastic base for exploring the stunning New River Gorge National Park. The campground operates from mid-April to October 31, offering a variety of accommodations including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the historic Grist Mill, a must-see for anyone visiting. It's like stepping back in time to the 19th century, and it's a great spot for some memorable photos. The campground itself is well-maintained, with clean bathrooms and showers, and a friendly staff that keeps an eye on things to ensure everyone has a pleasant stay.

    For those traveling with pets, you'll be happy to know that pets are allowed. There are also electric hookups available, making it convenient for RV travelers. If you're planning a longer stay, there's a coin-operated laundry facility on-site, which can be a real lifesaver.

    The campground offers a peaceful and quiet environment, perfect for unwinding after a day of hiking or exploring. Speaking of hiking, there are several trails nearby, including the Manns Creek Gorge trail, which leads to a beautiful double waterfall and a refreshing swimming hole.

    Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, Babcock State Park Campground provides a comfortable and scenic setting to enjoy the great outdoors. Don't forget to check out the playground and picnic areas, especially if you're traveling with family. Enjoy your stay and happy camping!

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

    $33 / night

  1. 4.

    Chestnut Creek Campground

    19 Reviews
    44 Photos
    231 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

    Camper-submitted photo from Stone Cliff Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Stone Cliff Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Stone Cliff Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Stone Cliff Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Stone Cliff Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Stone Cliff Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

    5.

    Stone Cliff Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

    16 Reviews
    45 Photos
    316 Saves
    Prince, West Virginia

    This tent only campground is located near the community of Thayer along the banks of the New River. It has 4 walk-in sites. There are no drive-in sites at this location. RV, camper, or car camping is prohibited. Alcohol is prohibited at this campground.

    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Trash
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Glade Creek Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Glade Creek Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Glade Creek Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Glade Creek Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Glade Creek Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Glade Creek Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

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    Glade Creek Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

    16 Reviews
    101 Photos
    337 Saves
    Prince, West Virginia

    This forested campground offers both tent and RV sites near the banks of the New River and the Glade Creek Trailhead. There are 6 walk-in tents sites and 5 drive-in sites for tents, RVs, or campers. There is 1 accessible site. Only small (less than 25 feet) and medium (22 - 31.5 feet) RVs or campers are recommended. Camp only at designated sites. RV, camper, or car camping in non-designated sites, walk-in sites, or any parking area is strictly prohibited.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    Camper-submitted photo from Ace Adventure Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Ace Adventure Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Ace Adventure Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Ace Adventure Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Ace Adventure Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Ace Adventure Resort

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    Ace Adventure Resort

    14 Reviews
    32 Photos
    136 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

    Camper-submitted photo from Little Beaver State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Beaver State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Beaver State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Beaver State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Beaver State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Beaver State Park Campground

    8.

    Little Beaver State Park Campground

    16 Reviews
    78 Photos
    99 Saves
    Daniels, West Virginia

    Welcome to Little Beaver State Park Campground, nestled near Beaver, West Virginia. This place is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature from April 1 to October. The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations, so there's something for everyone.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of scenic beauty. Visitors often rave about the lush foliage and the variety of mushrooms you can spot along the trails. The park is also home to a lot of deer, making it a great spot for wildlife enthusiasts. If you're into hiking or biking, the trails here are top-notch and offer plenty of opportunities to explore.

    The campground itself is well-equipped with amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, and showers. There's also a sanitary dump station for RVs, which is super convenient. While there are no sewer hookups at the sites, the dump station is easily accessible. The sites are spacious and many are shaded, providing a comfortable camping experience. Some reviewers mentioned that the staff is friendly and helpful, which always makes a stay more pleasant.

    For families, there's a playground and a pond where you can fish or rent a boat. The bathhouses are clean and have hot water, which is always a plus after a day of outdoor activities. If you're planning a longer stay, there's even a small market on-site for any essentials you might need.

    In short, Little Beaver State Park Campground offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of amenities and natural beauty to enjoy. Whether you're here for a night or a week, you're bound to have a memorable experience.

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

    $35 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from New River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from New River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from New River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from New River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from New River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from New River Campground

    9.

    New River Campground

    15 Reviews
    76 Photos
    186 Saves
    Gauley Bridge, West Virginia

    Welcome to New River Campground, nestled right along the scenic New River near Gauley Bridge, WV. This spot is perfect for those who love being close to the water. Imagine waking up to the sound of the river and enjoying your morning coffee with a stunning view right from your campsite.

    One of the standout features here is the personal bathhouses assigned to each site. It's a nice touch that adds a bit of privacy and convenience to your stay. Plus, the staff is known for being super helpful and accommodating, especially for those who might need a little extra assistance.

    If you're bringing a big rig, no worries—this place is big-rig friendly. Just be prepared for the highway noise, which some folks mentioned drops off after dark. The sites are gravel, and while it can get a bit muddy when it rains, the views and the proximity to the river more than make up for it.

    For those who love fishing or kayaking, the river access is unbeatable. You can practically cast your line from your campsite. And if you're into exploring, Cathedral Falls is just down the road and definitely worth a visit.

    Firewood is available on-site for a reasonable price, and the owner makes rounds in the evening to offer it to campers. It's a nice touch that adds to the friendly, community vibe of the place.

    So, if you're looking for a beautiful, quiet spot with great river access and friendly folks, New River Campground is a solid choice. Just keep an eye out for the turn-off near the CVS, or you might miss it!

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

    $30 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Run
    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Run
    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Run
    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Run
    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Run
    Camper-submitted photo from Battle Run

    10.

    Battle Run

    15 Reviews
    180 Photos
    138 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

    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.

    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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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Thurmond, WV?

According to TheDyrt.com, Thurmond, WV offers a wide range of camping options, with 115 campgrounds and RV parks near Thurmond, WV and 2 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Thurmond, WV?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Thurmond, WV is Rifrafters Campground with a 4.3-star rating from 25 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Thurmond, WV?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 2 free dispersed camping spots near Thurmond, WV.

What parks are near Thurmond, WV?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 28 parks near Thurmond, WV that allow camping, notably New River Gorge National River and Summersville Lake.