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Buffalo Gap Retreat and Camp

· Capon Bridge, Hampshire, West Virginia
70 acres hosted by Buffalo Gap R.
3 RV/tent sites · 21 tent sites
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Best in West Virginia: 2nd place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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Located in the foothills of the Potomac Highlands, Buffalo Gap is a 1950s era former Mountain Kids Camp turned Retreat by a group of individuals who had a vision of creating a space where family and friends can enjoy a relaxing mountain get-away. Situated between two mountains -- Sandy Ridge and Slane's Knob -- Buffalo Gap sits in the gap between the two. Consequently, the 70 acre property is teaming with creeks and streams, along with a 1.5 acre spring fed lake, making it a peaceful and beautiful retreat from the daily stresses of life. Rent a cabin, camp, have a wedding or family reunion, enjoy our lakeview café, swim, hike, kayak, canoe, and so much more. With the nearby town of Capon Bridge just 10 minutes away and the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester just 35 minutes, so much beauty and convenience with our riverside town and nearby bigger city for additional dining and entertainment as well as conveniences.
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389 ratings · 232 reviews
Julia T.recommends
July 7, 2024
Creekside Site #23 @ Buffalo Gap
Absolutely loved this campground!!!
Me and my boyfriend took a last minute camping trip to site #23 at Buffalo-Gap and absolutely loved it! He had never been camping before and wanted to stay near the water so this was the perfect spot for us. The babbling creek right near our tent was the perfect sound to wake up to, and the atmosphere was quiet and serene despite all the other sites nearby being occupied. We will definitely be coming back!!
Oscar A.recommends
July 5, 2024
Creekside Site #21 @ Buffalo Gap
The best spontaneous trip I’ve had.
I came across this hidden gem by accident. I was supposed to go to other campsite however when we got there we didn’t like the vibe so we found Buffalo on Hipcamp. We made awesome friends, got a massage and they even have a cafe. I loved the history of the place but what I loved the most was the spirit of the place and the staff from Jesse, to Barbara and Sean. I can’t wait to come back !
Benjamin T.recommends
July 5, 2024
Lakeview Site #3 @ Buffalo Gap
The best campsite in the area. Love the sauna. The big carp in the lake are smart...played with my lure!
Lelaine B.recommends
July 2, 2024
Buffalo Gap Island Group Campsite
Camping in the Past
A camping experience like you stepped back in time. The private island campsite is really wonderful for a small group. The campground itself was incredible from the retro gymnasium, the lake with tons of boating equipment and cafe. Having a closer bathroom and water to be able to clean dishes and such would make this campsite perfect. It isn't a reason not to come because our three families enjoyed the experience immensely.
Sidra I.recommends
July 1, 2024
Creekside Site #16 @ Buffalo Gap
Great quiet summer campground
Quiet campground in a great West Virginia spot. Great Lake with kayaks and a dock. Has a cute cafe, gymnasium, and toilet/shower facilities. A bit buggy (gnats not mosquitos) because of all the freshwater nearby! Could use some more signage, some places were hard to find. Has one or two bars of cellular service.
Burcin K.recommends
June 23, 2024
Lakeview Site #3 @ Buffalo Gap
This is our second time coming to this camp and we love it incredibly. The toilets are veryyyyy clean, the lake is wonderful, the weather is very nice. We highly recommend it.
Capon Bridge, Hampshire, West Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee) and Massawomeck First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Buffalo Gap R.

Joined in September 2017
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