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Cranberry Campground

4 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

A popular semi-primitive campground adjacent to the Cranberry River and the "lowergate" entrance to the Cranberry Backcountry. This campground receives very high use during trout stocking from the beginning of spring through the end of June and again in the fall from September through October.…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • At&t
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Max Length: 67 ft.

Reviews

4 Reviews of Cranberry Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 2
Jessica  V.
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2020

Remote camping

Camp is way out in the woods. It has streams flowing all around it. There are many places to explore hike and fish. There are bathrooms, dump station and water. None of the sites have electric or water hook up. Tent and RV camping

Vicky M.
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2019

Secret campsites along river!

We stayed one night at Cranberry Campground during Columbus Day weekend, it was busier than the other two campgrounds (Big Rock and Bishop Knob) and was primarily occupied by RV campers who tended to park nearest the toilets.  We found a good tucked in site (#27) that was close to the water pump…

  • #16 of the Cranberry River adjacent sites (near campground but unlisted on forest website).  the river is just over the grassy ledge.
  • Apple tree
  • Some of the Cranberry River adjacent sites (near campground but unlisted on forest website)
Site27 + 16
Month of VisitNovember
Jennifer B.
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2019

Easy Access to Cranberry Wilderness

The Cranberry Campground is a semi-primitive campground located next to the Cranberry River which gets high-use during the trout stocking season in the spring and summer. It's first-come, first-serve, so there's often more demand than supply during the peak season. 

Each campsite has a picnic…

  • Access road is 10-miles of gravel so expect lots of dust.
  • Cranberry Campground is in black bear country.
  • Camping sites are roomy with grass for tents, but not much shade.
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Month of VisitOctober

Location

Cranberry Campground is located in West Virginia

Directions

From Richwood travel on mile east on State Route 39/55, then 12.5 miles north on Forest Road 76. From Dyer on State Route 46 take Forest Road 101 approximately 6 miles, then left onto Forest Road 76 for one mile.

Coordinates

38.32518031 N
80.44171055 W

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About This Campground

A popular semi-primitive campground adjacent to the Cranberry River and the "lowergate" entrance to the Cranberry Backcountry. This campground receives very high use during trout stocking from the beginning of spring through the end of June and again in the fall from September through October. During these high use times there are usually more campers waiting than there are sites available. During high use, the centrally located Bishop Knob Campground can usually accommodate campers when no sites are available along the Cranberry or Williams River Corridors.

Located on Forest Road 76, 13.5 miles from Richwood, West Virginia, and 7 miles from Dyer, West Virginia.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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