Travis C.


Joined July 2020

Father, Husband, and lover of camping.

A Slice of Appalachian Heaven

We stayed here for 4 days at the end of July.  The bathrooms were cleaned twice a day for the COVID and the showers had good pressure.  Like all campgrounds, some sites are better than others.  We tent camp and for us, site 19, was one of the better sites.  I would not camp on this site with a RV of any type but for tent campers its heaven.  Plenty of room and space between us and the other campers.  The trails are wonderful throughout the park if you enjoy hiking as we do.  As a bonus, there was a cancelled bluegrass festival that week in Clifftop, WV,  so we had a lot of local bluegrass going on throughout the campground given many of the musicians did not cancel their campsite reservations.  The only con, as this was our first time camping in WV, was the no alcohol rule and the fact that no passes are given for vehicles indicating they were staying on site.  I would think that it could become a security issue if they can't identify who is actually staying onsite.  Otherwise, great campground!

***One last note.  The last couple miles of road getting here is rough…if you have an SUV you should be fine but i have a sportier suspension and it was rough.  Also, if you are pulling a trailer, some turns are tight so be prepared.

Beautiful and the racoons though.

Geneva State Park Campground:  This was our first trip here and given the COVID situation it was still very pleasant.  The camp store is closed so be prepared to get firewood either from the surrounding woods or from a local store at an inflated cost.  Other than this everything was great.  Showers were very clean, water pressure was pretty good and the restrooms were cleaned as stated, twice a day, very thorough too.  Our site had electric so charging a cell phone or portable battery is possible (kid happy).

The actual campsites were pretty large where we stayed.  We were spot 82 and had some nice tree coverage, suitable for hammocks as well.  The mosquitoes SUCKED…our blood, or tried to, but we had some lotion and candles so be prepared for an army of these 'suckers'.  The raccoons are very intelligent and not scared of you so make sure you lock up the food in your vehicle.  We had a visitor one night because our teenager left a bag of honey mustard pretzel bits in the vestibule and they barged right in to get them.  Lesson learned on his part. 

They offer a fish cleaning station if you decide to do some fishing and there is a decent little putt putt coarse in town, which is a few mile hike away.  Speaking of hiking….

There is only 1 real trail from the campground and it leads to the small town of Geneva-On-The-Lake, which felt like stepping back  in time.  Not everything was open but since many of the shops are walk up there were still many options available during the C-19. 

The Beach is located along the trail to town and was being cleaned when we were visiting.  The water was a little to cold for swimming right now but i remember swimming here as a kid and it was always enjoyable.  Not the best Beach on the lake though.  I would venture 20 mins west to one of the other beaches.

Overall, it was a nice experience, not my favorite campground in Ohio but definitely a good one that you should not overlook, especially if you enjoy fishing or spending time on the lake.