The AAC campground at the New River Gorge resides in Fayetteville, WV, on a 40-acre parcel adjacent to the National Park land and within walking distance of popular crags at the New River Gorge.
This is a very well thought out campground and is a great option for climbers visiting the area. each site has a wooden tent platform (10'x10') to set up on, which is a huge plus since the ground is so uneven throughout. Each site has a picnic table and a parking space as well.
There aren't group sites available, but whoever in our group was organizing managed to get multiple sites next to each other, which was nice.
We ended up doing all of our cooking and eating in the big covered communal porch on the shower house with lights and big kitchen sinks for cleaning up as it was a very rainy weekend. It's handy to be able to cut through from the lower to the upper sites on little foot trails to get to the common areas.
Showers are quarter operated but I was too much of a cheapskate to partake. But the facilities were clean!
Big climber campground with showers and campus board in season. still allow access out of season but showers are locked. one general use firepit, not individuals.
The place is nice overall, and well conserved. Customer service was great. Lots of sites are waterfront, that's a plus. But there's is no privacy, it is an open space with a bunch of sites distributed in two rows. My site was waterfront, it had water, electricity, grill/firepit, and a table. Showers and toilets on premises were clean. Train tracks across the river, quite an experience. I was in a tent by myself and felt secure all the time regardless the fact that it is just by the road and has no access control. Nice views. Lots of places to visit which are very close if driving.
this campground is well maintained and located in the heart of the New. It's a quick walk to the Junkyard Wall or a short drive to many other classic crags. non-AAC members are also welcome to stay for a more expensive rate. even though the showers are closed and the host isn't on sight in the winter, you can still stay here on the honor system. be sure to book in advance!