Looking to plan your next summer camping trip? Check out these incredible camping locations in West Virginia that are sure to rock your socks and keep you coming back year after year. Hitch up your fifth wheel or travel trailer, hop on the road, and see a part of the country that’s awe inspiring.
Spruce Knob and Spruce Knob Observation Tower
Located 4,863 feet above sea level, this alpine peak is marked with beautiful grassy openings as well as vast ridges with forests and vegetation. As the highest point in West Virginia, this area is remote and offers anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of life a chance at rest and relaxation. You’ll find blueberry and huckleberry plants, and get a great view of the part from the impressive Spruce Knob Tower.
This tower was made from stone and steel and offers you a complete 360 degree view of the park. You’ll also appreciate:
- vault toilets
- picnic tables
- vehicle parking
Coopers Rock State Forest
Located on 12,747 acres, this gorgeous state forest overlooks a variety of canyons and the Cheat River. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, this state forest has 25 campground sites that all include electrical hookups. There’s also a central bathhouse and showers, as well as wireless internet. Pets are permitted if kept on a leash.
New River Gorge
Located on 70,000 pristine acres, this park features one of the oldest rivers on the North American continent. Rugged and flowing, you’ll enjoy activities like fishing and white water rafting when you aren’t relaxing at your campsite. Hunt for wildflowers, learn about the park’s relationship to African American history, or kick back and take in the beauty of nature.
Run by the NPS, this park is absolutely stunning and promises some much needed relaxation to you. It offers primitive camping only, however, there are many nearby campgrounds where you can set your RV up at.