The best camping near Coopers Rock State Forest

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Cooper's Whitewater Hideout

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Bruceton Mills, WV
This special and hidden place is the perfect hideaway along the West Virginia border with Maryland, just 15 minutes from Morgantown. It is perfect for anyone looking to fish, paddle, ski, hike, hunt, etc. . . and just get away from it all! This land has been developed for easy access and insulated serenity. The property is within a gated development with plentiful waterfront access along Laurel Run and Big Sandy Creek (multiple community parks exist including a waterfall hike to Wonder Falls). The strong 5G cell coverage here is great for hot-spotting. There are more than 20,000 acres of public lands within minutes of this campsite, come check this place out and enjoy a campfire away from it all! For River Runners: This site is within 5 minutes to the Lower Big Sandy, 30 minutes to the Cheat, 30 minutes to the Upper Yough, and 45 minutes to the Lower Yough. Also check out Highwater Hobbies in Bruceton Mills for all your gear needs: https://www.highwaterhobbies.com/ For Hikers: the gates of this development are located along the Allegheny Trail for more information see https://www.hikethealleghenytrail.org/
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Brooklyn Heights Riverfront Camp

31 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents35 acres · Parsons, WV
Welcome to the enchanting Brooklyn Heights Riverfront Campground, a pristine natural paradise nestled nearby the Monongahela National Forest and graced by the stunning Dry Fork River. Since our grand opening in July 2022, we've been welcoming guests year-round to explore and enjoy our 35 acres of unspoiled wilderness forest, complete with winding trails and a captivating 2100 feet of riverfront. Our diverse accommodations cater to all outdoor enthusiasts. Choose from 15 camping sites, each equipped with fire pits and slabwood benches amidst ample parking. For those seeking a rustic retreat, our 5 primitive shelter cabin sites feature cozy 10x12 lofted barn cabins, securely lockable with your padlock. RV adventurers are welcome too, with 10 picturesque near riverside spots (best suited for towed RVs up to 30 feet). Four of these provide full electric and water hook-ups, while the other six offer a serene boon-docking experience. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nearly 4 miles of wilderness riverfront, situated on a breathtaking road leading to the charming town of Parsons, WV - the heart of Tucker County and gateway to Thomas, Davis, and Canaan Valley. Your adventure starts here: kayak down the merging Dry Fork and Black Fork Rivers, stroll over to the nearby Hendricks via a charming cable suspension bridge, or explore the Fernow Experimental Forest, just a mile downstream. The surrounding Monongahela National Forest awaits with its vast, unlogged forests. Thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike will find no shortage of activities. From waterfall explorations, creek adventures, and fishing to kayaking, tubing, and hiking, there's something for everyone. Don't forget to bring your bikes, kayaks, tubes, roller blades, snorkels, goggles, and river shoes for an unforgettable outdoor experience! Our camp provides spring water spigots for general use, an office cabin with electric charging access, and clean porta-potties. Wi-Fi is available near the office cabin (password: campground19). The lovely town of Parsons, with all its conveniences, is just a 4-mile drive away. For a seamless experience, we offer online booking and self-check-in, with check-in starting at noon and designated parking spots for each campsite. Join us at Brooklyn Heights Riverfront Campground for a stay that promises tranquility, adventure, and a connection with nature like no other.
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Cheat View Outpost

4 sites · RVs, Tents26 acres · Masontown, WV
On the edge of Cheat CanyonLearn more about this land:Several romote tent sites to choose from close to stream and trails Room for campers in meadow
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Rustic Paradise

3 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Bruceton Mills, WV
Secluded camping near Big Sandy Creek, close to Cheat Lake. If you are looking to unwind, you have found the perfect place. Whether you prefer the comfort of an RV or the rustic charm of a tent, we’ve got you covered. Our spacious RV site offers electricity. For the adventurous souls, our tent sites provide the ideal setting to immerse yourself in nature. Sit back and enjoy the outdoors and the sound of babbling waters. Enjoy your days hiking along the river, and your evenings sitting by the campfire. Our camp is located in a gated community and is only a short 5-minute walk to the community common area where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Big Sandy Creek and picnic areas that are ideal for get-togethers, and family getaways. Embark on exhilarating hikes on scenic trails, discover waterfalls and refreshing waterholes that provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation. With unparalleled natural beauty and endless opportunities, your perfect camping getaway awaits. Book your camping adventure today. A limited cell signal depends on your network provider in this area. Please plan accordingly. Of course pets are welcome, they are family. Pictures provided include camp sites and community common areas. Close to Coopers Rock State Park, Cheat Lake, and Morgantown. 45 minutes to Deep Creek Lake, MD.
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EarthSky Private Camp & Retreat

6 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Philippi, WV
Hello Campers & Glampers! Our property is 16.5 acres, two of which are along the Tygart Valley River and the rest are within forest canopy on the mountainside. We are in the low foothills of the Appalachia. We have 4 riverfront sites and we are continually changing our space around This year we will be adding a tiny house on site 4 and a sweatlodge with soaking pool on Site 1 additional camping spots along the property near outhouse Each site is equipped with a steel fire pit/grill and a picnic table. We have been busy building hiking trails and more primitive campsites on the 14.5 acres on the hillside across the road from the riverfront for all to enjoy. Step outside your tent and enjoy natures bounty —outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching are all at your fingertips and much more. There are 300+ acres of public land less than one mile away with miles of ATV and hiking trails and stocked ponds. If you're a fan of waterfalls just 4 miles down river is Arden Falls, one of our areas best kept secrets. The Tygart Valley River is one of the top kayaking rivers in the country. Audra State Park is less than 20 minutes away with lush forest trails with caves to explore. Well known hiking trails such as Seneca Rocks, Spruce Knob, and the Dolly Sods are all within an hour drive. Go to Nelson Rocks for the ultimate climbing experience on the Via Ferrata. We are the perfect place to come to explore the wild beauty of West Virginia without the crowds. A hidden gem!
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Camping At The Creek.

9 sites · RVs2 acres · Bruceton Mills, WV
Located 2.5 miles off of I-68 Bruceton Mills Exit #23. Three full hook up RV sites. 30A, or 50A Electric, Water, Sewage. RV’s only. (Only 1 RV per site.) Site size 24’ x 72' Back in only. Maximum of 8 people per site. No Bathroom, or shower facilities onsite. Fire pit rings on all sites. Picnic tables on all sites. Campfire wood onsite available for purchase. Onsite Playground. Access from campsite to Big Sandy Creek. Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing with proper state licensing. Kayak and Canoe rental in the town of Bruceton Mills, WV. on Big Sandy Creek. 5 minutes away. (Not affiliated with Camping at the Creek.) Approx. 20 Minutes to Youghiogheny River and Lake. Approx. 20 Minutes to Cheat River. White Water Rafting, Kayaking Canoeing, Hiking. Approx. 30 Minutes to Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands. Approx. 30 Minutes to Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania. Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Mountain Biking. Allegany Rail Trail System. Approx. 30 Minutes to Deep Creek Lake in Western MD. Approx. 30 Minutes to Western MD Rail trails. Approx. 15 Minutes to Coopers Rock State Park. Approx. 20 Minutes to Cheat Lake. Approx. 15 Minutes to Forbes State Forest in Pennsylvania.
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River House Campground

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Rowlesburg, WV
We have 14 campsites along Cheat River. One of our accommodations is a small caboose! Fire rings, picnic tables, tent pads. New Bathhouse and Lounge available 24-7 exclusively for our guests. The campground is adjacent to our Lodge and boat rental businesses. Two state parks are within 25 miles—Blackwater Falls and Canaan.
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Ferns in the Forest

3 sites · Lodging, RVs32 acres · Farmington, PA
Learn more about this land: This wooded area is 5 miles away from the Ohiopyle State Park whitewater launch area and GAP bike trail. We are less than 9 miles from Frank Lloyd Wright's Classic Fallingwater and about 8 miles from Kentuck Knob one of the last resident homes he designed (both are open for tours). Fort Necessity National Battlefield is 5 miles away. There are numerous native trout streams in the area. Youghiogheny Reservoir is 7 miles away for fishing, boat rentals, and water-sports. The Fern House is the primary camp cabin on the property in 2024. Although if someone would want to park a "self contained" camper or small RV on the property we would permit the unit to occupy the area in front of the driveway just pass the entrance gate. It is not within the ferns and is next to the road. There is an electrical outlet available at this small RV or van camper site. We are "nice pet" friendly. We have a mountain spring (when the spring is running) up the trail road (450 feet away). The ferns will normally be in full glory by the end of May to the beginning of October and are amazing, covering the forest floor. Deer, bear, wild turkey, fox, chipmunks, squirrels and many woodland birds abound the property especially owls. A picnic table, fire ring and firewood is available on the property. Free WiFi on the property as long as the plant life is not too thick! There is a mile hiking loop right on the property and many challenging trails in the area, including the starting point for the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.
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Courage mountain..

5 sites · RVs, Tents90 acres · Farmington, PA
Learn more about this land:Courage mountain provides a space to rest, enjoy your privacy and connect with nature. You will be conveniently located to all the area’s attractions, including Ohiopyle, Falling Water, Nemacolin Woodlands and so much more. The provided area for camping is located on my private property and spare lot. I do not have hookups but a generator may be brought if you wish. I do have a hose if you wish to fill up your holding tanks but do not provide a dump station for travel trailers. There are no public restrooms, or outhouses.
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The Blue Canoe

147 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Connellsville, PA
The Blue Canoe The Blue Canoe is a magical place. Just say “Youghiogheny” three times and Pennsylvania’s most perfect campsite will appear before you. If you can’t pronounce Youghiogheny, just book us online. Still magical, because we sit right between the Youghiogheny River and the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail. So every campsite comes with a view of the trail or river. We know you want to get right to the fun part, so we make the getting settled part painless and easy. Bring your own accommodations and enjoy options for hookups. Or stay in one of our full-service, deluxe cabins. Camp your way!
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Apple Blossom Camp

3 sites · Tents8 acres · Accident, MD
This little 8 acres of quiet and peaceful land is the perfect place to kick back and relax. Whether you're here to kayak on the Youghiogheny River (put-in right around the corner), hike at the many state parks (Sang Run Sate Park 5 min away), or just getting away from it all - Apple Blossom Camp is the perfect place. Come see us! Apple Blossom Campsite is on 8 acres of quiet and private land with stunning views. Each camp site offers a picnic table, fire ring with grill.  There is a port-a-potty on site. Above the campsite, you'll find a beautiful area with lights in the trees, a picnic table, and propane grill. A great spot to hang out and enjoy nature! The campsite is located in a field surrounded by woods on either side of our property. It is a beautiful and serene area with an abundance of wildlife roaming through the property at any given time We are located just a couple of miles from both Deep Creek Lake and the Wisp Resort. Youghiogheny River put-in is less than 5 minutes away, along with Sang Run State Park and the historic Friend's Store There is an abundance of hiking, fishing, kayaking, boating, and more within minutes of the camp site. It's a wonderful place for exploration or to just kick back and relax!
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Ohiopyle Camping @ Benner's

2 sites · Tents130 acres · Farmington, PA
Welcome to Benner's Meadow Run Campground! We are a spacious campground tucked in the beautiful, lush Laurel Highlands of western PA. Our tent sites are mostly secluded and private with plenty of room for you to enjoy the outdoors with your friends and/or loved ones. Benner's has a myriad of fun activities and on-site amenities for your enjoyment. Our amenities include a swimming pool, a beautiful NEW bathhouse with hot showers, mini golf, communal fire pits, arcade, store with ice cream and drinks, fishing ponds, and much more. The amenities are open during the camping season from May through October. Tent camping is available year round too (for you cold weather people). We are located near Ohiopyle State Park and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob!
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The best camping near Coopers Rock State Forest guide

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About

It’s impossible to overstay your welcome at Coopers Rock, the state park that got its name from the legend of a famous fugitive who turned his hidden nook of the forest into a barrel workshop! Not to worry, the 12,713 acres of lush timber are fugitive-free these days, though a day hike through the nearby labyrinth of rocks and cliffs at Cheat River Gorge offers a panorama view so damn stunning it might just be illegal. Come in June, for trails abloom with rhododendron and mountain laurel; an observant eye might just spot an owl, fox or deer as well. For hikers that seek variety above all, Coopers Rock is the cream of the crop with trails that bend across mountain ridges and valleys, twist along creeks, and wind through rocky boulders and tall cliffs. Henry Clay Iron Furnace Trail is exactly what you’d expect—a wooded trail that sends you back in time to the 1800s, when this stone furnace was used to produce iron. When you just can’t bear to leave Coopers Rock, head to the Overlook Trading Post for a souvenir and one last picnic over the awe-inspiring gorge.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Coopers Rock State Forest is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the foliage presents a spectacular display of colors. Summer offers a full bloom of activities, though it can be quite warm. Winters are less crowded but prepare for chilly temperatures and limited access to some areas of the park.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately for seasonal changes in the forest.
  • Be aware of park hours, typically from 8:30am to 5pm, and plan your visit accordingly.
  • Stay on marked trails to preserve the natural habitat and ensure your safety.
  • Remember to pack out your trash and leave no trace to maintain the park's beauty.
  • Accessibility varies across the park, so inquire ahead if you require special accommodations.

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