This campground is known to all the locals, but confusing to find. Print your maps before you go. There is no cell phone service until you either find Upper Tract or Cabins, WV in the other direction. The road is rather bumpy, I like to think that it just weeds the non-serious folks out. There is now a country store that is open at the one intersection. Trust me, you will so happy to see the store, you will dash right in. The store is well stocked. At times during the year, there is bluegrass music. You travel along the South Branch of the Potomac River and then finally get to the campground. The grounds are wonderfully kept. The caretaker, truly loves his job and it shows. After 10pm, its quite time, and he means it. Each loop of the campground has restrooms and there is a new shower house. If you are interested in tubing on the river, May,June & July are the best months. After that the river tends to get low. The campground is framed by mountains and cliffs. It seems that you are inside of a tea cup (but in a good way) Excellent for star gazing. If you are told that the river is rising and you need to get out at a certain day/time, you should be ASAP. From time to time the road has washed out, but the state road guys get to it fairly quick. Glen, the caretaker will advise you.
There is a marina and a store. The Lake is wonderful. There are 3-4 actual campgrounds. One is more for large groups like boy/girl scout troops. Easy access to the lake from marina or each campground. There is cell service a one spot. There is a big shelter with picnic tables near the marina for big family gatherings, birthdays, etc. It has a nice sandy beach.
This campground is mostly level, so bike riding for kids is great, walking to the lake or shower houses is very easy for those who have trouble with hills. The lake has a small but clean beach. There is no phone service. Cellphones will not work. You need to drive 10 minutes to local stores to call for help. There are a couple stores very close by and a local pizza place (excellent by the way) I did not see any place that you could purchase firewood.
We have camped several times at this location. Very quite, very clean. At the end of the season last year, they were installing a pay phone, which is helpful because there is no cell service. In case of an emergency, you are a 20 minute drive to call for help. There are some pretty steep inclines to even get to the campgrounds. Unless you have a powerful vehicle pulling your camper, it would help to release your water supply and fill up when you get to the campground. Locals sell firewood very reasonable just before the campground turn off. With this in mind, it is totally worth it. We plan to have many repeat trips. We have gone in the summer & fall, both very enjoyable.