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The 20 best camping spots in West Virginia.

With peaks in every direction, West Virginia certainly lives up to the nickname "The Mountain State."

The Nut House
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1. The Nut House

If you're like me and sleeping on the ground is just not in your best interest, we do have a cabin for rent. While still primitive (there is no...

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Gauley River Wild & Woolly Primitive Campground
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2. Gauley River Wild & Woolly Primitive Campground

Leave The Beaten PathWhy camp in an overcrowded, commercial campground when you're in West Virginia with all its untamed beauty? Experience a truly...

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Ali: My boyfriend and I scheduled a very last minute stay at the Tawney Campgrounds and our trip turned out to be absolutely...
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With a motto like "Mountaineers are always free," camping in West Virginia is bound to be paradise for hikers, climbers, and sightseers alike. After all, a large majority of the state is part of the Appalachian Mountains, and it includes the highest peak in the entire range. At 4,861 feet, Spruce Knob is just one popular point in the Monongahela National Park, which is also Read more...
With a motto like "Mountaineers are always free," camping in West Virginia is bound to be paradise for hikers, climbers, and sightseers alike. After all, a large majority of the state is part of the Appalachian Mountains, and it includes the highest peak in the entire range. At 4,861 feet, Spruce Knob is just one popular point in the Monongahela National Park, which is also home to five designated wilderness areas, three waterfalls, and the headwaters of six major rivers of the region. The state may be best known for its wild and wonderful mountains, but campers can also enjoy features like the annual wildflower pilgrimage or a scenic drive along Midland Trail National Byway, one of the oldest in the country.
Mountaintop Solitude
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3. Mountaintop Solitude

25 acre woodland playground in Greenbrier County, WV. The best of two worlds for a location! Relatively remote, but also within 30 minutes to two...

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Bill: I just returned from an overnight camping trip to Mountaintop Solitude. It is located nearby the Greenbrier. However the...
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Mountain Farm
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4. Mountain Farm

Pitch your tent in the lower field along the tree line for a breath taking view of Peters Mountain. You are a 4 minute walk from the farmhouse. ...

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Keep your eyes out for the Virginia northern flying squirrel, as these critters frequent the West Virginia forest!
Holly River Campground

5. Holly River Campground

Heavily forested mountains, narrow valleys, and abundant recreational opportunities. What’s not to love about Holly River Campground? Well maybe...

Bishop Knob Campground

6. Bishop Knob Campground

Shaded by the branching vegetation that envelops the area, Bishop Knob Campground is a large, expansive camping outlet, consisting of numerous...

Nuttallburg, an old coal town near New River Gorge, offers visitors a peek at West Virginia's rich history of mining.
Cranberry Campground

7. Cranberry Campground

Nestled next to the forty-three acre Summit Lake, the like-named campground is geared toward the angling enthusiast. With its well-stocked, healthy...

Williams River Dispersed Camping

8. Williams River Dispersed Camping

Snug against the bains of the wind-swept Williams River lie just a few dispersed campsites. Totted as being popular with angler for their...

If you want to see the view from the water, Elk River might be your best bet, as it stretches 180 miles through thick forests.
Big Rock Campground

10. Big Rock Campground

Big Rock Campground is a bit antithetical to its name; it’s clustered together by just a few small, primitive campsites. These first-come,...

Another peak you can't pass up in Monongahela National Forest is Seneca Rocks, known as the only "true peak" in the east.
Tea Creek Campground

11. Tea Creek Campground

Tea Creek Campground isn’t a place to pinky up with a cup of earl gray folks, this spot will get you down and dirty in the heart of the forest as...

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Eric: You want primitive camping? You've got it! All of the sites are very spaciious with plenty of room between the sites. Make sure...
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Briar Point Campground

12. Briar Point Campground

Briar Point Campground is perched on a beautiful peninsula reaching far out into Stonewall Jackson Lake. Because you’re surrounded by water, just...

Summit Lake Campground

13. Summit Lake Campground

Nestled next to the forty-three acre Summit Lake, the like-named campground is geared toward the angling enthusiast. With its well-stocked, healthy...

Day Run Campground

14. Day Run Campground

Regardless of what time of day it is, you’ll surely want to start running—well, maybe even sprinting—toward this prepossessing campground. Snug...

North Bend Picnic Area

15. North Bend Picnic Area

North Bend Picnic Area might just be the perfect spot to unwind from a long work week. Populated by just a few picnic tables, this spot is located...

Riverside Campground

16. Riverside Campground

West Virginia’s largest state park is home to more than 10,000 acres of wild lands consisting mostly of sprawling woodlands. Hiking, biking,...

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Mcclintick Group Camp

17. Mcclintick Group Camp

If you’ve got a huge family of outdoor lovers, you won’t want to miss this stellar vacation opportunity at Mcclintick Group Camp. Two huge barracks...

Cedar Creek Campground

18. Cedar Creek Campground

When you’re longing to get back in touch with your wild roots. while still keeping a foot in the modern world, look no further than Cedar Creek...

Seneca Campground

19. Seneca Campground

Get deep in the heart of West Virginia’s wilderness at Seneca State Forest Campground. With super spacious sites surrounded by more trees than you...

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Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing Camp
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20. Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing Camp

Campsites range from car camping in the center of base camp to choosing from dozens of different secluded campsites scattered throughout the...

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