Michele B.
Saint marys, WV
Joined July 2018
Tropical campers dream

Hunting Island State Park campground is absolutely stunning and a tropical vacation dream! We camped for 5 nights in site 158. Most of the campsites are shaded and well maintained. A hurricane decimated the island a few years ago, but the staff are working hard to bring it back to full capacity (some campsites are still not open). The bath/shower houses are amazing with nice showers, warm water and plenty of privacy. The wildlife is abundant with friendly deer, raccoons, turtle nests, crabs, woodpeckers and a variety of sea birds. The raccoons are a bit too friendly, so make sure your food is well secured. The mosquitos are vicious and bug spray is a must! The beach and camp store (awesome staff) are easily accessible from all campsites by foot or bike. The beach is gorgeous and is only used by the campers. On the south end of the island, the beach is open to the public. The island is unspoiled and has no hotels, condos, beach houses or the sort. We were able to dine on fresh seafood at local restaurants and purchase daily catches at local seafood markets to cook on the campfire. The bike/hiking trails are well maintained and offer beautiful views of the forest, lagoon, light house and beach. Our favorite spots on the island were the tree bone yard on the beach and riding our bikes in the surf to the farthest northern point of the island. Here are the campsites we will consider in the future: 158, 127, 167, 177, 179, and 187. Book early because the campground fills up fast!