Hipcamp host Jonathan O.
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Pitch you tent on a wooded mountain knoll overlooking the Cacapon River surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains as far as you can see. The Cacapon River is a hidden scenic gem and the cleanest river in West Virginia. This is rugged West Virginia at its best. Wildlife abounds and it is common to see Bald Eagles, Black Bears, and Whitetail Deer.

If relaxing on the ridge line and

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Pitch you tent on a wooded mountain knoll overlooking the Cacapon River surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains as far as you can see. The Cacapon River is a hidden scenic gem and the cleanest river in West Virginia. This is rugged West Virginia at its best. Wildlife abounds and it is common to see Bald Eagles, Black Bears, and Whitetail Deer.

If relaxing on the ridge line and enjoying the views are not enough, hike down to the river via the powerline cut or trails and swim, paddle, or fish (WV license required...one day passes are available online). You can also hike the creek running through the deep hollow, which follows the state access road while enjoying dark Hemlock woods and shale cliffs. If you like to mountain bike, you will find the mountain access roads and trails offer you some back country riding fun.

The campsite has nice level areas for pitching a tent and an established fire ring. Trails allow one to hike in or drive (a four wheel drive is necessary to access the ridge line campsite). The campsite is very private, but it's possible you will see a friendly neighbor pass by on the trail or see folks staying at the cabin in the valley along the river flats if you go down to the river. The campsite is no trace so you must bag out all garbage and waste. Cat holes and such are not permitted so campers must bring and use a camp toilet. During exceptionally dry periods, open fire restrictions may be put in effect.

You will need a four wheel drive vehicle to access the site. If not, or in inclement weather (snow or heavy rains), you can hike in from the state road where the access road begins.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Jonathan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
OHV
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cacapon River Mountainside Camp in West Virginia.

Forest
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Cacapon River Mountainside Camp

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Hipcamper Ben
Ben K.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2019

Definitely prepare for a hike if you don't have a 4WD vehicle (not TOO far distance-wise but some steep climbs)! However- worth the hike for sure! Directions to find the site were very clear. Site had a great view, felt very private, and had a fire pit in good condition with a pile of leftover firewood as well as some cooking grates.

Hipcamper Patrick P.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2018
Property
Riverside Mountain Retreat
State
West Virginia
$50/night
1 Site