Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Hawk Recreation Area

Hawk Campground sits nestled in the Alleghany Mountains surround by a spectacular nature setting. Experience an exciting hiking experience with easy access to the Tuscarora Trail right from the campground. In the fall, this inviting location offers hunters a secluded environment to stay overnight. Fall asleep to the mellow sounds of the trees gently swaying overhead and the simple harmony of nearby crickets.

National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Hawk Recreation Area is located in West Virginia
39.1164 N
-78.4992 W
Get Directions
From I-81: Take exit 296 and turn west on VA 55. Drive 14.5 miles and cross into West Virginia at top of mountain (VA 55 becomes WV 55). Descend for 1.0 mile and make a sharp right turn onto Forest Road 502 (gravel road). After 2.7 miles, turn left onto Forest Road 347. Camp entrance is on the right.
2 Reviews of Hawk Recreation Area
Awesome spot!

This campground was neat and well kept. I was impressed to find toilet paper in the bathrooms. Extra points for that and water pump 👍🏼👍🏼

First to Review
simple, free, isolated

Although it's not immediately convenient to the various hiking trails in the Lee Ranger district of Washington-Jefferson NF, this little site is tucked away atop a mountain far from any crowds. Not too long a drive to get there, but long enough for some seclusion. The sites are well-built and serviceable, but don't expect working water or much else in terms of maintenance. It's free, of course, and have I mentioned that it's quiet and secluded? A babbling stream is close enough to ease your sleep, but watch for bears.

And despite the isolation, there's the nearby town of Wardensville, recently re-invigorated and worth a look…starting with the Lost River Trading Post.