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War Ridge / Backus Mountain Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

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New River Gorge National Park & Preserve

This is the only campground in the park that is not along the river. It is located on a ridgetop near Backus Mountain. There are 8 drive-in sites for tents, RVs, or campers. Only small (less than 25 feet) RVs or campers are recommended. Camp only at designated sites. RV, camper, or car camping in non-designated sites or any parking area is strictly prohibited.

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Location

War Ridge / Backus Mountain Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is located in West Virginia

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Directions

From Beckley, take Highway 41 to McCreery, cross the river, and continue towards Danese. Turn right onto Backus Mountain Road, drive approximately 1 1/2 miles and turn right at the gravel road (SR 22/7). The campground is on your right approximately 1/2 mile off Backus Road.

Address

War Ridge Campground
Prince, WV 25907

Coordinates

37.845261 N
80.985182 W

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the elevation of War Ridge / Backus Mountain Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve?

War Ridge / Backus Mountain Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is located at 2531 feet.

Does War Ridge / Backus Mountain Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, War Ridge / Backus Mountain Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at War Ridge / Backus Mountain Campground — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is fair, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is good.