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 rid

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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 kitchen
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: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Biking
    Fishing
    Hiking
    Paddling
    Snow sports
    Swimming
    Wildlife watching

    Terrain

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

    Forest
    Mountainous
    River, stream, or...
    Swimming hole
    Farm

    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 Wes

    Peaceful and secluded

    Wes A.
    recommends this listing.
    August 5th, 2019

    The location was absolutely awesome. 4x4 is definitely a must. It's pretty far from civilization which made it even better...

    Pros:
    - Joe's communication and information about the area
    - Being secluded and not near people
    - The views were absolutely amazing
    - Soo much greenery
    - Trees, mountains, rivers, creeks
    - Dogs got some freedom too

    Cons: (Nothing serious, just little things)
    - Lots of bugs near campsite (expected, rake would have helped)
    - Distance to the water (5-10 Minute drive down the hill from the campsite) but that view though : )
    - Potential fire hazard due to the surrounding leaves and sticks around the fire pit (Just needs a 10ish minute rake job)
    - It was a little hot for my taste... About 80 degrees at 10pm

    Overall I would absolutely go again. About 10 degrees cooler and a rake would have made it perfect.

    Hipcamper Rainey

    Big green trees

    Rainey S.
    recommends this listing.
    August 6th, 2019

    I had never been camping outside of my own backyard before, so I have no frame of reference for how it's "supposed" to be, but I really enjoyed myself! Out of my phone service area so I got to enjoy everything with no interruptions. Was not expecting it to be so far off the beaten path but loved it.
    I think the best part was the forest sounds at night. Definitely a fan. Definitely would do again.

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