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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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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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Happy Camper Campground (BaitShack)

6 sites · Lodging, Tents1 acre · Grafton, WV
Experience a camping getaway right along the scenic Tygart River, nestled at the base of the Dam. Enjoy the convenience of modern amenities including flush toilets and running water. We offer a limited number of tent campsites for your comfort. Additionally, you can opt to rent the charming Pallet House on a daily or weekly basis. In the near future, we will be delighted to provide bait, firewood, snacks, and refreshing beverages for purchase. It's important to note that alcoholic beverages must be enjoyed within the designated campsites. To enhance your camping experience, there's no need to go through a check-in process upon arrival. Simply make your way directly to your campsite and start enjoying the tranquility of nature. Our camping spot is also fondly referred to as The Bait Shack.
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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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ROCK⭐️STAR

16 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Morgantown, WV
CAMP ROCKST⭐️R Whats with that name ? Well!………My soulmate and I are on a dream mission renovating a very old house/building/bar that sets on 2.8 acres outside of Morgantown, WV into a conservatory venue so do speak of all things we love and want to keep alive like -local music, geo, food, art, crafts.. just to name a few. We like to Jam like rockstars 🎸🎤🥁🎹🪕🪗🎺🎻🎷 ~ROCKS🔭🌌🗿 Property has lots of interesting rocks and minerals including Quartz, Calcite, Petrified wood ,Jasper, Dolomite ,Opal, Cossils, Chert, Siderite and Silicified corel if you know where to look. 👀 ROCKSTAR - A cool resting stop 'Most Importantly' a safe place to pull over whether just for a few hours /overnight/weekend or maybe working locally from out of town and you have a camper and would need a weekly rental space to park and stay more affordable than most motels . Just give us a shout and we can help figure it out.❤️ Staying in a Car, van, camper, bus, RV, truck, horse n buggy, motorcycle, boat, spaceships etc. ❤️All walks of life our welcome here at Rockstar❤️👽💛🤡💙🤠💚🖤🤎🤍🧡 2️⃣campsite’s W/electric 🏕🚍 ⛺️Disbursed tent sites you choose on arrival where you would like to camp ⛺️Tent camp sites are PPP = P-ark in gravel lot P-ack gear 1 min walk P-itch tent ℹ️ -Available to all booked campsites 🚽🚰- Items with double stars ** please see extras for pricing 🚿Hot/cold Outdoor shower house ** 🪵 firewood** 📶 -FREE WiFi - 🍕Pizza** 🎣🪱 fishing worms** 📸🎶 RockStaR🛼 🪩photo Session /Jam** 📪 We are located off of I -79 Goshen Rd Exit #146 Smithtown Rd Morgantown, WV 26508 📍GAS The Pilot Station conveniently open 24hrs 0.3 mi 🏧 📍HotSpot Hailey's 0.3 mi🎰🏧 📍ParknRide 0.1 mi 🅿️🚖 📍4-H Camp/ with Public swimming pool 1.6 mi🛝🏀🪁🏖 📍WV Railtrail access 4.3 mi 🚴🏻‍♂️🚵‍♀️🌸🍄🪺🌳🐿 📍Marina river access 4.2 mi 🚣🏻‍♀️🐠🎣🐟🛶 📍Toms Run Perserve 0.6 mi 🌲🌻🍄🌷🐿 📍Walmart is 3.6 mi exit 1 🛒🏧 ❤️ Few things to be expected when staying with us at RockStar besides a warm and welcome smile 😊 a meet and greet from our very friendly kittycat's that roam the property they are in and out of main house. 🦌🐿🦨🐀🪨🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾Deer can be seen in the back yard most evenings. If your traveling with pets please use caution before just letting them off leash when you arive . 🌲We do have a creek running threw the property, Lots of mother nature here in Wild and Wonderful West Virgina Being close to the interstate and The Pilot Truck stop station OpEn 24\7 there is lots of traffic noise
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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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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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Bear Run Farms

3 sites · Lodging, Tents130 acres · Mount Storm, WV
We recently received a 2024 GLAMPY Award and we're ranked 3rd Best camping and glamping destination in the USA!! Our property features a pristine private blue water lake with a glamping cabin available lakeside, overlooking the water as well as many forested and lakeside tent and RV sites available as well. There is an abundance of local hiking trails, some with waterfalls, scenic train rides, 3 large lakes within 40 min for boating and fishing, horseback riding nearby, or just take in the relaxing natural beauty of our sites and immerse yourself in nature! Farm fresh eggs available! Fresh linens and towels provided in cabins!
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Abrams Creek Campground/Retreat

25 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Mt. Storm, WV
Abrams Creek is like camping in a nature preserve, rather than in a commercial campground.  On our campground, there are no generators, loud electronics, or other things that would distract from appreciating the sights and sounds of this pristine natural environment.   And this is always a great place to beat the heat! We have a mountain climate; the peak temperature most days in the summer is in the high 70's or very low 80's, and at night, temperatures go down to about 60.  You'll be breathing cool, clean, fresh mountain air all day long! Hot showers are included, and all sanitary facilities are *sterilized* between guests.  We have taken every measure to safeguard your health! We are located in the mountainous Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia. Our vision is an environmentally conscious, eco-friendly campground developed in harmony with nature. We are not only a business, but also serve as an anchor for others who want to live more simply and close to the earth. The concept of rural revitalization means reinventing rural life so that it is economically sound, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally satisfying. Ask any of our staff if you would like to learn more about this!
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Wild Cherry Camp 🍒

5 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Rowlesburg, WV
40 acres of property on the Cheat River. Learn more about this land: Pitch your tent in the Appalachian mountains of Wild Wonderful West Virginia. There are five campsites for you to choose from @ Wild Cherry Camp. Two are riverfront camp sites and three of the sites are on a flat grassy area by a small stream with electric. All of the camp sites have a beautiful view of the Cheat river in Rowlesburg, WV. You can swim, float, or kayak in the river & parking is available on site.
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Laurel Rock LLC # 2

3 sites · Lodging1 acre · Thornton, WV
Experience the illusion of seclusion at our tranquil retreat. As you pull off Route 50, you'll first encounter the parking lot housing the shower house and office. Follow the driveway to discover our rental cabins nestled amidst nature, each with its own parking spot. These peaceful havens offer relaxation and serene wooded vistas. Each 200 sq ft cabin boasts a cozy covered porch and a yard complete with a fire pit, all set against a backdrop of mountainous terrain. Keep an eye out for wildlife or listen for the distant rumble of the coal train. Embrace the allure of seclusion during your stay with us!
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Fourth Moon Camp

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents130 acres · Seneca Rocks, WV
Don't miss our incredibly unique experiences and extras! Fourth Moon Camp is an incredibly unique accommodation located directly behind Seneca Rocks. Your 130 acre camp site is less than a five minute walk to the rocks and features unique, mountain/valley views from the eastern aspect of the iconic rock formations. There are private trails leading directly to both Roy Gap Road as well as the North Peak of Seneca Rocks. Local attractions include Spruce Knob - Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area, Monongahela National Forest, Germany Valley, Seneca Caverns, Nelson Rocks, Smoke Hole, North Fork Mountain, North Fork South Branch of the Potomac River, and so many more. The extras and attractions we offer on the property are also incredibly unique. Please feel free to message us with any questions about any of these add-ons and options. Fourth Moon Camp may be accessed by reservation only, via Roy Gap Road. This road is a gravel, state road. It is single-vehicle-width in many places, uphill, and without any easy turnouts. This road is advised for experienced drivers and capable vehicles only.
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The best camping near Tygart Lake State Park guide

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You’ll barely have time to dry off between all the kayaking, canoeing, and boating available here. And that’s only the beginning! After a long hiatus, the swimming beaches at Tygart Lake have opened up again, which means you basically never have to get out of the water. And why would you want to? Tygart Lake has earned its reputation as one of the bassiest bass waters around. This lake’s deep, cool water means you can catch all the perch and catfish your hungry heart desires.

If water’s not really your thing, don’t sweat. Hikes for all skill sets, plenty of camping, and access to two golf courses will give you plenty of things to do while staying dry.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Tygart Lake State Park is during the warm summer months, from May to September, when the park is in full bloom and the lake's waters invite for a swim. Winter can be harsh, with limited access and activities, making it less ideal for a visit.

Know before you go

  • Check weather conditions before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Be aware of park hours, typically from 8:30am to 5pm, and plan your activities within this timeframe.
  • Remember to pack essentials like water, sunscreen, and insect repellent for a comfortable outing.
  • Stay informed about any trail closures or area restrictions during your visit.
  • Accessibility varies across the park, so inquire ahead if you require special accommodations.

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