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Horseshoe Recreation Area

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National Forest

Monongahela National Forest


Horseshoe Recreation Area is located in north-central West Virginia, 7 miles from the town of St. George. The campground is tucked in a valley along the Horseshoe Run River, providing excellent opportunities for fishing and wildlife viewing.


Day hiking options include the 1.8-mile Losh Trail, the Dorman Ridge Trail at 1.3 miles, and Two Camp, a short 0.3 mile hike. Fishing for trout is a popular pastime and hunting is allowed in an area about a mile beyond the recreation area.


Each site offers picnic tables, grills, and waste receptacles and standard sites have electric hookups. There are accessible vault toilets and non-accessible flush toilets. Hand pumps and a drinking fountain with faucet are available. The camp store sells firewood and ice. The two group picnic shelters are accessible. The large electric pavilion has an occupancy limit of 75, and the small non-electric pavilion has an occupancy limit of 10.

Natural Features

Within the recreation area, open fields are mowed and gravel roads are maintained along the river. The Monongahela Forest extends over the north central highlands of the state, straddling many of the region's highest peaks. Elevation ranges from 1,000 to 4,863 feet above sea level. Variations in terrain and precipitation have created one of the most ecologically diverse national forests in the country.

Nearby Attractions

Take a scenic drive throughout the forest. Fall brings incredible foliage colors to the region.

Fee Info

<p>There is a $7.00/night fee charged for Electric Sites in addition to the $15.00/night use fee. This $7.00 fee is not discountable.<br></p> <p>Interagency Pass and Access Pass Daily Rates for Electric Sites in Loop A will be reduced to $14.50 per day for holders of these passes. Pass holder must be staying on site. Loop B pass holder fee will be $8.50 per night.</p>
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Steven M.
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2022

Quiet solitude

Beautiful campground, well maintained, clean facilities.

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Paul G.
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2022

Quiet, very clean.

excellent camp hosts

Jean C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 31, 2021

Fish, hike, relax or seek river adventures

This is a remote riverside campground with great fishing opportunities for catch and release(check the requirements for license/stamps; I included a picture of a sign). One loop comes with water/electic hookups($7 more) the others are primitive. If you use solar, ironically, the sites around the loop/with electric, are your best bet as there is a large open field in the middle; a second loop contains more primitive sites and some walk-in sites with parking near the bathroom. Parking pads are large and generally level. There are vault toilets and some flush toilets. No cell service(Verizon). Sites are equipped with a picnic table, fire ring with grate, and lantern post. The prices for firewood are among the highest I’ve seen at$10/bundle. Camp store has limited hours, but ice and firewood are available. 

You may have day visitors here to fish, swim, or picnic at one of the two pavilions. In addition to fishing, you may find it refreshing to swim/wade in the river, but I would definitely want water shoes to protect my feet. Interested in more adventure on the river? Head about 15 minutes down the road to St George where outfitters can set you up for both flatwater and whitewater activities on the Cheat River, depending on your preference, age, and water level.


Horseshoe Recreation Area is located in West Virginia

Detail location of campground


From Parsons, take State Route 72 northeast to State Route 5 to St. George. In St. George, turn south on State Route 1. Follow State Route 1 to the intersection of State Route 7. Turn left on State Route 7 and continue past the YMCA Camp Horseshoe to the Horseshoe Recreation Area entrance.


3309 Horseshoe Run Rd
Parsons, WV 26287


39.1802778 N
79.6005556 W

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