Best Campgrounds in West Virginia

This list represents the most popular campgrounds in West Virginia. Use this list to plan your next West Virginia campgrounds trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Sleepy Creek WMA


This is the best in tent camping in West Virginia’s far east.…
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#2. Seneca Shadows


The walk-in tent sites here have a majestic view of Seneca Rocks.…
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#3. Spruce Knob Lake


The highest campground in this book lies near the highest point in the state. Campers can enjoy the cool air of the high country at drive-up campsites or walk-in tent campsites. No matter where your…
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#4. Coopers Rock State Forest


Camp in the impressive and historic high country near Morgantown, site of West Virginia University.…
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#5. Trout Pond


Trout Pond is West Virginia’s only natural lake. Some man-made amenities add to the setting. Trout Pond Campground is situated on a mountain flat in a pretty dry forest of oak, hickory, dogwood, anda…
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#6. Bulltown


Bulltown is set in a historic locale yet features many modern recreational facilities.…
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#7. Army Camp


The water, land, and history of the New River Gorge await you. A name like Army Camp leads you to believe this location has been camped on for some time. During World War II, the Army Corps of Enginee…
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#8. Big Bend


Camp down in the canyon of the Smoke Hole.…
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#9. Holly River State Park


Many waterfalls and man-made facilities attract campers to the longest campground around. Over 80 campsites arestretched alongside Laurel Fork, before the waterway merges with Left Fork Holly River.…
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#10. Beech Fork State Park


Beech Fork has the largest campground in the state park system. And there is more than the lakeside setting to draw visitors.…
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#11. Brooklyn


This rustic and natural riverside campground is the polar opposite of the Brooklyn in New York. The state forest offers glimpses into a changing staying a few days and landscape that was once farms bu…
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#12. Watoga State Park


Watoga was one of West Virginia’s first state parks. It is still one of the finest.…
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#13. Bear Heaven


The 20,000-acre Otter Creek Wilderness is just minutes away from this small, secluded campground with a great view.…
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Parsons, WV - Campgrounds
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#14. Blue Bend


Blue Bend is an old-time, old-fashioned campground built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.…
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#15. Lake Sherwood


There is plenty to do at this recreation area situated on West Virginia’s prettiest lake.…
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#16. Bakers Run


Bakers Run lies deep in the heart of West Virginia, along the mountain-rimmed impoundment of the Elk River.…
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#17. Kumbrabow State Forest


This is one of the state’s most underutilized natural resources.…
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#18. Bluestone State Park


Bluestone Lake was designed for flood control but is now a recreational haven for water lovers.…
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#19. Babcock State Park


Stay at Babcock and raft the wild rapids of the lower New River Gorge.…
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Clifftop, WV - Campgrounds
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#20. Cranberry


This campground is the gateway to the Cranberry Backcountry—haven for hikers, bikers, and anglers.…
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