The Mountain State has no shortage of locations from which to choose. In addition to more than 50 state park and forest locations, there’s an abundance of private campgrounds throughout the state. You’ll find everything from seasonal back-to-nature tent campgrounds to year-round luxurious RV resorts, and everything in between. So, take in a breath of fresh air in the great outdoors at a tent camping site, kick back and relax at an RV resort, or find the wilder side of life with an assortment of outdoor recreation. West Virginia’s camping adventures always abound.
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West Virginia is home to many public and private campgrounds, allowing visitors the option to pitch a tent in a wilderness campground or enjoy lake camping. For those who like to test their outdoor survival skills, visit places like Plum Orchard Lake and Bluestone wildlife management areas. For a unique camping experience, try “Rent-a-Yurt” at Tomlinson Run State Park in the state’s Northern Panhandle. Camp at places such as the Monongahela National Forest in Pocahontas County where many campsites at Seneca Shadows offer an awe-inspiring view of Seneca Rocks, a sandstone rock formation that rises nearly 900 feet above the North Fork River and is a popular rock-climbing destination, or stay at Big Bend Campground, which is perched on a peninsula with the South Branch Potomac River almost encircling the camping area. Enjoy camping at Trout Pond Campground in the Potomac Highlands, named after the only natural lake in West Virginia. This area consists of lakes, streams, sinkholes and forested mountains.
Those looking for a place to park their home away from home, have no fear! West Virginia offers RV enthusiasts and their families plenty of options for that summertime getaway. Places like Twin Lakes Family Campground in Mountaineer Country or Mountwood Park Family Campground located in the Mid-Ohio region offer full hook-ups for families who are looking to stay a night, a week or even a full season in the foothills of West Virginia. Many sites like Battle Run Campground, situated on the banks of Summersville Lake and Dam, offer campers a view of rolling hills, pristine waters and plenty of time to hop in a johnboat and throw a line in the water. West Virginia’s lakes and streams aren’t just your average swimming holes! Areas such as Big Bend, Shaver’s Fork and High Falls, all found in the Potomac Highlands, are excellent for camping, fishing, swimming and tubing. Woodsy campgrounds like Jess Judy Campground are just minutes away and give campers the rustic feel of the West Virginia backcountry while in the comfort of their RVs.
Things to Do
Complete your vacation by enjoying many outdoor recreational opportunities. Places such as Pipestem Resort State Park and The Good Evening Ranch offer guests a range of activities, including golf, water sports, boat rentals, fishing, hiking and horseback riding as well as year-round special events for the young and young at heart. Round out a weekend stay at Stonewall Resort State Park by golfing on its nationally recognized course, or taking boating trip on the lake or a family wildlife adventure in Bright Star Park, conveniently located on the resort’s grounds.