Hipcamp host John S.,
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Mountainous area close to national forests,whitewater,trout fishing, Has 6 large ponds in campground ,plenty of spectacular views and wildlife. enjoy sharing the land I love so much. Just minutes away from Cranberry back country ,Cranberry glades, Hillscreek falls and the highland scenic highway. 8 miles off of route 19 where you can enjoy Summersville Lake and Gauley River

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Mountainous area close to national forests,whitewater,trout fishing, Has 6 large ponds in campground ,plenty of spectacular views and wildlife. enjoy sharing the land I love so much. Just minutes away from Cranberry back country ,Cranberry glades, Hillscreek falls and the highland scenic highway. 8 miles off of route 19 where you can enjoy Summersville Lake and Gauley River Whitewater. Just a few miles on down the road to the New River Gorge, where on an October day guests from around the world come to jump off a perfectly good bridge, with parachutes attached of course. To many mountain streams to list all, where I myself enjoy fishing for our state fish Native brook trout. Cell service is sketchy in places, which I consider a plus if you want to enjoy all the beauty. My friend Rick Greene will take you and your family via mules and wagon to trout fish the Cranberry River, where no motor vehicles are permitted. Access only on foot, bike or horse. By appointment at cranberryadventures.com . Numerous walking trails and ATV trails. The Williams, Elk and Cranberry rivers are some of the best trout streams in the eastern U.S.  

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
50 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Back-in site
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
generators
Hookups: No TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send JOHN a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Beaver Lakes Campground in West Virginia.

Forest
Mountainous
River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Kim M

Awesome place to stay

Kim M W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 10th, 2022

We so enjoyed our stay. From beginning to end I was so taken in by this place, John and his little dog too. An old campgrounds being brought back to life and much work going on to make it even better. Were other campers as well and while we all kept to ourselves everyone was friendly and fun. Met a handsome older fella looking for help clraning s turkey he had scored. No matter where I ventured to on this property it was spacious and just beautiful. Was glad to see raw materials put to such good use and come out almost as art. We were truly sad to leave. And definitely want to go back again and again. Loved the ducks in the front pond. Definitely fishing next time. And an added bonus is the most organized variety shop across the street. I have many Harvest host favs, but Beaver Lakes is my absolute favorite by far.

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 16th, 2022

The location was great for exploring the area.

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Hipcamper Tammy

A beautiful location & great hosts!

Tammy S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 7th, 2022

What a beautiful location! It is so close to Summersville Lake and Gauley River. Our hosts were friendly and sooooo helpful as we had rain come in and our van could not make it way up to the top to our campsite on the second night so they quickly relocated us to another beautiful site lower down. The next day they brought us our firewood and a picnic table to our new site and everything was fantastic even with the rain. Shower was available with nice hot water. We enjoyed paddle boarding to Pirates Cove and beyond and the next day we kayaked Summersville lake. A great adventure. We will definitely return to this Hipcamp!

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Hipcamper Zachary

Best camping

Zachary L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 4th, 2022

My new place to stay when coming to summersville lake. John was a really nice guy helped us out on our late arrival. The land is beautiful, all around great experience 10/10. Highly recommend

Hipcamper Joy

Peace and quiet

Joy S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 19th, 2022

THIS PLACE IS A SLICE OF WEST VIRGINIA HEAVEN!! Expect beautiful flora and fauna. Wildlife like birds, butterflies, deer, bunnies and anything else you could imagine! Plenty of different ways to stay. Primitive camping, campers, or a cabin. I only got to stay one night hit I can’t wait to come back!

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Hipcamper Timothy

Not what we expected, then …

Timothy H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 19th, 2022

Showed up at the campground and asked for any specific pointers on where to put our camper, but was told to just head on back and take our pick, left or right, doesn’t matter. Not knowing what we were getting into or where we were going is a little strange, but we are adults, we can handle it. So, that’s what we did, and found a nice full hook up spot with a good view. Granted, it’s not what we expected based on what we saw online, a bit of a letdown, but it was OK. Unfortunately, I was feeling more and more I’ll, which turned out to be Covid. I went to bed very early, about 8 PM I think, and then heard my wife having an intense discussion with a gentleman who insisted we were in his spot. I was too sick to want to get out of bed, but this gentleman insisted that he had paid for an entire year for that spot and we were in it, he was obviously very upset . My wife eventually was able to withdraw from that conversation, though I don’t think he was very happy. Kind of put a damper on the whole experience, in addition to me being pretty sick. I don’t think we will be returning.
It seems there are many people leasing long-term places there, and not keeping them up very well. Things are laid out a little willy-nilly.

Hipcamper Remy

Excellent tent camping!

Remy B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 8th, 2022

John has a wonderful piece of land with great views and very private camping sites. Our site was well maintained and felt secluded, our dog had a great time running around the property and ponds. Wonderful host and property!

Great view from the campsite, with a picnic table and fire ring.
Hipcamper Eric
Eric B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 5th, 2022

Perfect spot.

Hipcamper Nick
Nick B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 4th, 2022

Great sites, very well kept grounds, John is friendly and and a great host!

Awards

Best in 2021 West Virginia
Finalist
Best of 2019 West Virginia
10th place
Property
Beaver Lakes Campground LLC.
State
West Virginia
Country
United States
$32/night
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