Standard (tent/RV)
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Paradise Island of Christian
Price
$7.00 - $23.00
Operator
Private
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Trash Available
WiFi
Location
Paradise Island of Christian is located in West Virginia
Latitude
37.4093 N
Longitude
-81.5107 W
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1 Review of Paradise Island of Christian
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Southern Gospel Non-Profit Camp

     The God's Wilderness Campground wasn't much to brag about, but the couple who run this Christian-themed camp are super-religious, good-hearted people who live full-time on Paradise Island.

     Priscella Cline Smith and her husband host a lot of church groups, revivals and Southern Gospel sings, but they also welcome tent, RV and ATV campers looking for cheap accommodations near the Hatfield-McCoy Trail system

     The campground offers tent camping,  hook-ups for RV's, and lodging in facilities with names such as "The Upper Room Inn," "The New Testament Bunkhouse," and "The Vineyard Bungalow."  I went for the primitive option at $7.00/night and camped next to the Guyandotte River which is known for its good fishing.

     They have some interesting oddities here such as the Teepee Chapel, the "Jesus Praying in the Rock" stone, and the "Passion Trail" portraying Christ's birth, ministry and resurrection.   

     To find Paradise Island, WV, set your GPS for 777 Paradise Island Verner, WV 25650

     If you camp here, I recommend a side-trip to Matewan, WV, a historic town know for the "Matewan Massacre" where abused miners revolted against coal barons and their security thugs.  You can actually see bullet-holes and slugs in the walls around town where Sheriff Sid Hatfield and armed miners shot and killed seven coalmine detectives who came to town with eviction notices for miners trying to organize a union.