Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Unknown
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Horseshoe Recreation Area

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.

Recreation

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.

Facilities

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.

ADA Access: N

Sites
15
Fee Info
There is a $5.00/night fee charged for Electric Sites in addition to the $15.00/night use fee. This $5.00 fee is not discountable. Interagency Pass and Access Pass Daily Rates for Electric Sites in Loop A will be reduced to $12.50 per day for holders of these passes. Pass holder must be staying on site. Loop B pass holder fee will be $7.50 per night.
Price
$15.00 - $85.00
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Horseshoe Recreation Area is located in West Virginia
Latitude
39.1803 N
Longitude
-79.6006 W
Get Directions
Directions
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.
2 Reviews of Horseshoe Recreation Area
Almost Heaven

Have been camping at Horseshoe annually for six years. Quite and remote. Great place to connect with family in the wide open spaces of West Virginia. Very nice bathroom facilities,no bath house but plenty of water. Activities; hiking, tubing, swimming, fishing, and any game you can think off to play in the wide open fields.

First to Review
5 Star Campground

This Campground is a great place to set up camp, have a picnic, or just spend the evening. There is a large maintained field in the middle of the campground that you can play frisbee, soccer, football, etc. A key amenity in this campground are the bathrooms. They are really nice and the cleanest I have seen in a campground. Another great thing about Horseshoe is the large pavilion with lots of picnic tables and a fireplace. Make sure to bring a swimming suit too because there is an awesome swimming hole in the nearby stream.