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Tygart Lake State Park Campground

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US Army Corps of Engineers

This recreation area is part of Tygart Lake

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Location

Tygart Lake State Park Campground is located in West Virginia

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Directions

Easily accessible by taking north/south U.S. Route 119 or east/west U.S. Route 50 to Grafton. From Grafton take Rt. 50 to South Grafton and follow signs to the park. From Charleston, WV: I-77N to I-79N take Exit 124 "Jerry Dove Drive" to Rt.279E to Rt. 50 East to Grafton. In Grafton, follow brown state park signs to park.

Coordinates

39.2861292 N
80.01023499 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • WiFi
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  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly

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k
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2022

Stunning views great campsite

It was an incredible experience. It was quiet and serene. There was a shop where you could purchase wood and supplies. There was a bathroom close by with running water and showers. It was beautiful and very close to the lake.

Site15 & 16
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by kaly , November 6, 2022
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by kaly , November 6, 2022
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by kaly , November 6, 2022
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S
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2022

Quiet campground in the woods

Quiet campground in the woods above Tygart Lake. Primitive and Electric sites available. Call ahead to reserve

Site21
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Steve , October 13, 2022
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Steve , October 13, 2022
Jennifer K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2022

Fantastic park!

My only complaint is that the sites are so close together. But boy did we love this park! Not terrible unlevel rv spots with water and electric. They have free wifi which works pretty well. An adorable camp store with some toiletries and other essentials like condiments and s'mores supplies. A few stuffed animals, tshirts/hoodies, stickers etc. I had to buy a hoodie since it was so ridiculously soft and normal priced at $39. Wood and ice available also along with a pepsi machine. Attendant was a very nice helpful young man. Actually every single worker there was super friendly and helpful and even had some great conversations. Also available are tent sites and gorgeously remodeled cabins we would love to come back and check out. Lovely nature center with a friendly and very knowledgable lady, some gifts and lots of things to check out including furs, microscopes, videos, a cute turtle and a blue hill fish and crayfish. Picnic area outside and playground as well. The lake was beautiful and the lodge was certainly a sight to see. We even checked out the marina and had lunch in the lodge restaurant. Food was good (like your average pub faire) and service was fantastic. Lodge also had quite the gift shop with the average memorabilia but also some things from local artists like candles, lotions, lip balms and soaps. Also some pottery/glass items. Will definitely return.

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Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Jennifer K., September 6, 2022
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Jennifer K., September 6, 2022
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Jennifer K., September 6, 2022
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a
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2022

Hidden gem

Took us a bit to get to the campground but was pleasantly surprised. The evening we arrived the bathrooms were in need of cleaning but by morning they were restocked and much better. Lots to do here for family with boating and water park. Watch for deer! We saw more deer than usual. Usually don’t accept walk in. But we lucked up as someone didn’t show up.

Site10
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by adelia , August 15, 2022
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by adelia , August 15, 2022
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by adelia , August 15, 2022
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L
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2022

Great little campsite # 10

Really enjoy this little campground. Only 10 RV sites. Close together but very friendly. The rangers are so helpful. You can get ice and firewood right at the sights.

Site10
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Leslie  B., July 21, 2022
Mark S.
Reviewed May. 29, 2022

Tent Camping

Tent camping is congested on hilly sites. FACILITIES ARE GREAT! Clean.

Site20
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Mark S., May 29, 2022
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Mark S., May 29, 2022
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Mark S., May 29, 2022
WVa 0.
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2022

Great camping area

Trails to lakeside/shore where campers do swim although no swimming from shore is "not" allowed. Just be respectful and clean up after yourselves and usually no drama involved. Trails for campers to hike and great boating and fishing as well as game and fish preserved management with public hunting & fishing all around on state property. I've camped here many many times throughout the year, Great camping although could be totally filled up by a Thursday so you may want to reserve if a holiday weekend 😀.

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Month of VisitDecember
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by WVa 0., February 6, 2022
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by WVa 0., February 6, 2022
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by WVa 0., February 6, 2022
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C
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2021

Pretty Views

The park has some very pretty views and a great view of the lake. The non-hook up camp sites are VERY close together. We got in late and struggled finding site 25 that we reserved so we had to stay at site 24. Also, a little trash along the campsite when we got there, but it wasn’t too bad. Overall it was fair, would probably stay again if in the area.

SiteSite 24
Month of VisitOctober
L
Reviewed May. 28, 2021

Great little campground

Very friendly park staff. Extremely helpful

Sitecamp site 5&7
Month of VisitJune
D
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2020

Clean trails and beach

The lake offers great relaxation and the trails around the lake offer pretty views. Only wish that there were more trails available because it’s so beautiful in that area!!!

April J.
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2020

Great primative campground!

Been camping here since the 90’s. No hookups. Spotty phone service. Boat launch is close to campground. There’s also a nearby shooting range. Great place to take the kids. Lots of tall trees that provide shade.
One of my favorite places to camp!

S
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2020

Not worth the trip, Racoons, sloped sites

If you’re looking for a place to camp in West Virginia, don’t even bother with this campground, head over to Audra State park instead.

We generally love most camping experiences and make it work, but this one was so bad we left 3 days early. When I kindly called to cancel, the nice Park ranger said he completely understood and would actually refund us for our entire trip (which we didn’t even mention or ask for).

The only good things about this campground were the friendly staff and the updated bathrooms.

Almost all sites are walk-ups, which is NOT noted on their site. Also, almost all sites are on a hill. The pictures do not accurately show this. We had site 33 (probably the worst site). The entire site was on a slant and covered in rocks, I tried to capture it in a picture, but it just doesn’t look as slanted as it feels when you are standing there. There was no flat spot for our 10 x 20 tent, so we had to sleep on an angle. (I felt like I was falling out of bed the whole night!) 33 should NOT be a site.

There is a HUGE raccoon problem here, even during the day. I wish we were warned ahead of time. Many people bring an extra tent to keep their food in. Our dog barked the entire night as the racoons kept coming up to our site and even our tent. At one point they even put holes in the outside of our $300 tent!! The next day we tried to make the best of our trip and decided to check out the lake. We had left our cooler and a couple small Rubbermaid bins of food on the table while we headed down for an hour. The car was far and incredibly hot during the day, and we didn’t want to give them any incentive to go after our tent again, so we had no other option. While we were gone the raccoons tore open our cooler, ate some of our food, and scattered the rest of our food and water in the woods. (This is probably why there is so much food that can been seen scattered near the campsites).

The lake was pretty but there was a ton trash all around it, such a shame. I had to pick up a bunch of pieces of glass on the shore of the campground so my dog wouldn’t get hurt. You technically aren’t allowed to swim in the non-beach/swimming area unless you are jumping off a boat, but people were doing it anyway. You cannot bring dogs in the designated swimming area.

While the bathrooms were nice they are a very far walk from any of the shaded/non-electric sites, and you are not permitted to drive up to them. There are only 2 showers. Both were kept clean but had 100’s of little green bugs and a ton of months and mosquitos on the. To get to the bathrooms you must park at the top of the hill and walk down (not a big deal for us, but may be for some).

The electric sites have no shade or privacy, and they are all on top of each other.

  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Sheila P., July 31, 2020
J
Reviewed May. 31, 2020

Had a Great Weekend

Made last second reservations and took spot 18. It’s right by the ranger shack and closest to the bath house, nice for night time walking to bathroom. Campground is cramped, spots 22 through 37 are down in a hollow and very cramped. Lake is beautiful as we kayaked Saturday afternoon. All in all a good choice.

Dusty R.
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2019

Nice Campground with Lake Access

My girlfriend and I stayed at tent site 21 July 26th and 27th and was a good experience overall. We both agreed that we will only camp there if this particular site is open though. It is the tent site with the most privacy and it is the only one on that side of the road which made it nice. Along with the privacy it is also was right beside a trail that went directly to the lake but it is about 200 yards downhill. We took our kayaks along but opted to drive to the boat launch instead of carrying our kayaks down the trail. It is an option though. The park staff was very friendly and the bath house was pretty clean. Our only complaint is that some of the other campers where throwing food in the woods which attracted raccoons but that isn't the campgrounds fault.

SiteTent site 21
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Dusty R., August 22, 2019
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Dusty R., August 22, 2019
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Dusty R., August 22, 2019
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Jennifer B.
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2019

Lakeside Retreat

     This campground is located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, so the scenery is  spectacular.  The campground has 36 sites, 10 with electric and 26 standard sites for RV or tent camping.  You also have the  option to rent one of eleven cabins, or a room at the lodge which as great views of the lake.  The campground closes in the late fall, but some cabins, and the lodge, are open year-round.

     The main attraction is Tygart Lake which is ten-miles long, so it's good for boating, swimming, fishing, kayaking, etc.  The launch ramps and parking lot at Tygart Lake have been expanded recently, so there's easy access for boaters.  

     One sad thing about Tygart Lake:  There was lots of trash on the banks when I visited.  When I spoke to the park superintendent, he says it washes in during the rainy winter months and becomes visible when the water recedes during the summer months.  The U-S Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for the clean-up since the lake and Tygart Lake Dam are part of the local flood control efforts.  They need to do a better job of trash removal!

  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Jennifer B., July 31, 2019
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Jennifer B., July 31, 2019
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Jennifer B., July 31, 2019
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David F.
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2019

Lake in the mountains

Had a amazing time camping in this are. The camp sites are neat and clean. A lot of hiking trails to choose from and fishing, boating and swimming in the lake. Good place for a weekend trip

  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by David F., June 30, 2019
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J
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2019

Nice place

Had a great time with family and friends

  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by J P., June 12, 2019
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by J P., June 12, 2019
  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by J P., June 12, 2019
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Michelle S.
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2018

Love this park, bathrooms need updates

I love this park, and I love camping here. I’ve been coming here for 35 years, it’s so peaceful and everyone is exceptionally friendly. The sites are great, but the bathrooms have been exactly the same for 30+ years. They’re “fine” and “clean” - meaning they are cleaned regularly for human filth but they are dirty and old from wear and tear - and it’s be great to see the park update them.

  • Review photo of Tygart Lake State Park Campground by Michelle S., August 3, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Tygart Lake State Park Campground have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Tygart Lake State Park Campground has water hookups.

Are fires allowed at Tygart Lake State Park Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Tygart Lake State Park Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Tygart Lake State Park Campground have wifi?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Tygart Lake State Park Campground does have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Tygart Lake State Park Campground?

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