Campgrounds in West Virginia

Camping on New River in the New River Gorge

Campgrounds are located in almost every corner of West Virginia, though they are most often found near lakes and rivers and in and near state and national parks and forests. RV campgrounds are convenient to most major West Virginia highways.

  • Featured Campgrounds
  • State Park & Forest Camping
  • National Park & Forest Camping
  • Private Campgrounds
  • RV Campgrounds

Featured Campgrounds

Lansing, WV -- Phone 304-574-0704

Adventures on the Gorge's 850-acre vacation center on the New River Gorge provides for family camping as well as for cabins and cottages. Money-saving camping packages include dining at our restaurant and your choice of biking, hiking, fishing, climbing, or paddling excursions. Campground trails lead into the national parkland near the Canyon Rim Visitor Center.

Gorge Gateway Center
Fayetteville, WV -- Phone: 304-574-1802

The Gorge Gateway Center RV & Camping provides guests a choice of three camping areas that include RV and tent sites, open and wooded camping areas. All campsite are located near shower houses and are a short walk from game courts, recreation areas, and a camp store, pub, and dining area. The center and campground are located off the U.S. 19 expressway at Fayetteville.

Fayetteville, WV -- Phone 304-574-1065

Rifrafters' full-service campground off the U.S. 19 expressway is only two miles from the New River Bridge. We provide guests 30 tent sites, seven RV sites with water and 30-amp power hookups, and 40 acres of remote, primitive camping. Guests love our clean restrooms, hot showers, and on-site office. Eight economy cabins are also available.

State Park & Forest Campgrounds

West Virginia maintains public campgrounds in two dozen state-managed parks, forests, and wildlife management areas. Many more campgrounds may be found in federally managed parks and forests.

Babcock State Park
Beech Fork State Park
Berwind Lake Wildlife Management Area
Blackwater Falls State Park
Bluestone State Park
Bluestone Lake Wildlife Management Area
Cabwaylingo State Forest
Camp Creek State Park
Canaan Valley Resort State Park
Cedar Creek State Park

Coopers Rock State Forest
Greenbrier State Forest
Holly River State Park
Kanawha State Forest
Kumbrabow State Forest
Little Beaver State Park
Moncove Lake State Park
North Bend State Park
Pipestem Resort State Park
Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area
Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park
Tomlinson Run State Park
Twin Falls Resort State Park
Tygart Lake State Park
Watoga State Park

National Park & Forest Campgrounds

The United States forestry and interior departments permits public camping and maintain public campgrounds in five national park and forest areas in West Virginia. Some units, such as national forests, accommodate multiple campground facilities over hundreds of thousands of acres.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Gauley River National Recreation Area
Monongahela National Forest

Private Campgrounds

Private campgrounds are located throughout West Virginia, most often near lakes and rivers and near state and national parks and forests.