The 10 Best Camping Spots in West Virginia!

The Mountain State is home to beautiful sites for those looking to become one with nature. There is no lack of choices for excellent campgrounds in West Virginia, so pack up your equipment and get ready for an adventurous getaway. Here are the 10 best camping spots in the state.  

1. Summersville Lake, Summersville, WV

Summersville Lake is among the very best places to camp in West Virginia and visitors have two choices for campgrounds: Battle Run and Mountain Lake. And if you like primitive camping, you can pitch your tent near the Summersville Dam, but plan and reserve quickly since spots are often booked a year in advance.

2. Spruce Knob, Whitmer, WV

Spruce Knob Campground is part of the Monongahela National Forest in Whitmer, West Virginia. Boating is allowed but not swimming, and over 60 miles of picturesque hiking trails are available throughout the area. Spruce Knob has a unique climate that is similar in places much farther north and an interesting variety of flora and fauna can be found there. 

3. Coopers Rock, Bruceton Mills, WV

The history of Coopers Rock in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, is an interesting one with how the name was chosen and the fact that several of the buildings scattered in the forest were built out of the now extinct American chestnut trees and are on the Historic Registry. There's a six-acre trout pond for those who love to fish and plenty of beautiful hiking trails that offer scenic overlooks to delight the outdoor photographer. 

4. New River Gorge, Fayetteville, WV

With over 15 campsites that offer everything from bare bones primitive camping to modern RV hookups, New River Gorge allows overnighters to be close to what they love best—white water rafting, scenic overlooks, historic areas, and everything in between. 

5. Beech Fork, Barboursville, WV

Boating, fishing, and wildlife viewing are the best experiences of Beech Fork State Park in Barboursville, West Virginia. There are 275 camp sites, with 80 being situated right on the lake. These spaces fill up quickly, so remember to reserve your spot quickly. 

6. North Bend, Cairo, WV

Horseback riding, biking, trails, and a spacious lodge for overnighters are just some of the features of North Bend State Park in Cairo, West Virginia. With over 2,500 acres of wooded space, a new 305-acre lake was recently added that offers fishing and boating. 

7. Canaan Valley, Davis, WV

Voted among the “50 Great Places to Stay for a Dream Weekend” in Washingtonian Magazine and one of “America’s Best Parks” by Arthur Frommer’s Magazine, Canaan Valley in Davis, West Virginia won't disappoint. From the breathtaking views of Blackwater Falls in the summer to the average 180 inches of snow in the winter, this park has everything the outdoor enthusiast wants. 

8. Audra State Park, Buckhannon, WV

Located on the Middle Fork River near Alum Cave, Audra State Park is not one to miss. There's a wildlife center featuring flora and fauna native to West Virginia and an amazing 1.25-mile interpretative trail that's also handicapped accessible through a hardwood forest. 

9. Lynn Lake, East Lynn, WV

One of the Army Corp of Engineers' projects, Lynn Lake was developed for flood control, but is also used for fish management and recreational use. With a gentle slope upward into the woods surrounding the lake, there are nearly 46,000 acres to explore. There is a wide variety of waterfowl and animals, and other activities nearby include fishing, water skiing, boating, and swimming.

10. Big Bear, Bruceton Mills, WV

Hikers, bikers, photographers, and those who just love being outdoors will love Big Bear Lake in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. Because this area is privately owned, it's is one of few campgrounds where you can purchase property if you're so inclined. There's a miniature golf course, 24 miles of hiking trails, a game room, and live music during certain times of the year. 

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Audra State Park Road, Buckhannon, WV
Before the turn of the century, West Virginians were drawn to the natural beauty of the Middle Fork River and its surroundings. This area is now Au... Read More
376 Little Buffalo Creek Road, Logan, WV
About:- Chief Logan State Park is located in the heart of West Virginia's southern coalfields. Chief Logan State Park is four miles north of the t... Read More
1584 Blackwater Lodge Road, Davis, WV
About Us:Blackwater Falls State Park is named for the falls of the Blackwater River whose amber-colored waters plunge five stories then twist and t... Read More
3405 Pipestem Drive, Pipestem, WV
Escape to the mountains at Pipestem Resort Park, the "Year-round Crown Jewel of West Virginia State Parks." From beautiful scenic overlooks of the... Read More
486 Babcock Road, Danese, WV
About:-. Babcock State Park offers its guests 4,127 acres of serene, yet rugged beauty, a fast flowing trout stream in a boulder-strewn canyon and... Read More
About:- Yokum's Vacationland has a wide array of accommodation venues from tent camping to motel rooms and luxurious log cabins. The motel and rest... Read More
1898 Airport Road, Summersville, WV
About:- My husband and I, along with our two children started operating this campground in February of 2005. We had wanted a business to operate a... Read More
5601 Long Branch Road, Barboursville, WV
About:- Beech Fork State Park was officially opened in the winter of 1979 and offers 3,144 acres of some of the best recreation experience in the ... Read More
4800 Watoga Park Road, Marlinton, WV
About: Watoga State Park is located in the mountains of Pocahontas County just 14 miles south of Marlinton, West Virginia. The park consists of 10... Read More
10135 Browns Creek Road, Dunmore, WV
About: Oldest of West Virginia's state forests, Seneca borders the beautiful Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County. The forest offers pioneer gues... Read More
From the Sout on Interstate 77, take the Athens Rd. Exit (exit 14) to WV 20 North, Hinton, WV
About: Bluestone State Park encompasses over 2,100 acres of rugged, heavily forested, mountainous terrain, and provides a wide variety of water-or... Read More
61 County Line Drive, Bruceton Mills, WV
Coopers Rock State Forest gets its name from a legend about a fugitive who hid from the law near what is now the overlook. A cooper by trade, he re... Read More
680 State Park Rd, Hacker Valley, WV
About:- The dense forests of Holly River State Park provide guests with a natural feeling of peaceful solitude. Located near the center of the sta... Read More
1402 Grandview Rd, Beaver, WV
About:- Little Beaver State Park is a 562-acre day-use park that features many outdoor recreational opportunities. At the center of the park is an... Read More
Rt. 4, Gap Mills, WV
About: Tucked away among the hills on the southeastern edge of the state lies Moncove Lake State Park. Located in the pastoral setting of Monroe C... Read More
202 North Bend Park Road, Cairo, WV
North Bend State Park, in West Virginia, is named for the horseshoe curve of the North Fork of the Hughes River.  The park offers a multitude ... Read More
1541 Harts Run Rd, Caldwell, WV
Located in the southeastern corner of the state near the border of Virginia, Greenbrier State Forest provides over 5,100 acres of heavily forested,... Read More
4279 Cabwaylingo Park Road, Dunlow, WV
Cabwaylingo State Forest is located on 8,123 heavily forested acres in the heart of Southern West Virginia in Wayne County. Built largely in the 19... Read More
2947 Cedar Creek Road, Glenville, WV
Cedar Creek State Park is nestled in the heart of West Virginia, minutes from Glenville, WV.  The 2,588 lush acres are only 25 miles west of I... Read More
321 Park Drive, Mathias, WV
Nestled in the wooded mountains of Hardy County, Lost River State Park encompasses 3,712 acres creating a vacation getaway. Enjoy an invigorating ... Read More
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