Andrew M.

Pro

Washington, DC

Joined May 2020

High quality campground

9 sites first-come, first-served, and free. Wolf Gap is great—the campsites are high quality and well-maintained. There’s overflow camping across the road, which is good since this campground usually fills up on good weekends. The hiking around here is first rate—Big Schloss offers one of the most unique views in the region!

Unbeatable camping destination

Green Ridge is the place to go if you’re looking for a rugged, isolated forest. It has 100 primitive drive-up campsites (fire ring and picnic table, no facilities), and countless more “overflow” sites with a fire ring if it happens to be full when you arrive. For me this is the place to go for car camping—bear in mind that some of the back roads are pretty rough so you’ll ideally want a car with decent clearance. There is also backcountry camping with a few shelters on the trails. Camping is $10 per night–if you show up when the ranger station is open the nice folks there will give you a site. They’re pretty knowledgeable and can help you find something that will best suit what you’re looking for. I think there’s self registration if you arrive after hours.

Photos—campsite #53; overflow site near site #19; backcountry shelter on pine lick trail.