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CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Bend

VISIT DATE: 06/19/1996

UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2014

STATE: West Virginia

REGION: Eastern

RANGER DISTRICT: Potomac

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Upper Tract

RESERVATIONS:  1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
From the Kiles general store and gas station in Upper Tract, WV,
take US Rt. 220 north 1 mile to Smoke Hole Rd. (County Rt. 2). 
Turn left onto Rt. 2 and go 5.4 miles to "Y" intersection. 
Continue straight on Rt. 2 (Smoke Hole Rd) 3.8 miles into
campground.

NOTE: Smoke Hole Rd. (Rt. 2) is intermittently single and narrow
two-lane, gravel and paved.  It is also winding with some hairpin curves.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 1,200 ft.

The campground, one of five in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks
National Recreation Area, is composed of two unnamed loops and a
spur on a large sweeping bend of the South Branch of the Potomac
River.  Lantern poles are found at all campsites.  The spur is
closest to the River and has some sites a short walk from it. 
The spur campsites are the most popular and tend to be occupied
first.  The loops wind up a hillside where dense vegetation
limits any view of the river.  The campsites are surrounded by a
heavy middle and overstory of deciduous trees, suggesting good
fall foliage.  Privacy throughout the campground is good to
excellent. The campground is located in the Smoke Hole Canyon and
a good starting point for exploring the lower canyon area.  A
popular activity for campers is floating the South Branch from
one end of the campground around the bend to the other.  The
area's topography makes flash floods a possibility and
occasionally the access route is damaged.  Call the ranger
district office for current information and road conditions.  
Firewood available for a fee.  

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open April 4 through October 25

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $20 and $21 per day - single
$32 and $37 per day - double
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 46
   
   Total Sites: 46

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes
Equestrian Camping: No

No. Tables on Sites: 46
No. Grilles on Sites: 46

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 1
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes 
Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 48'

Comments:
The parking aprons are paved with gravel or grass extensions and
many have a serious slope that could make leveling a challenge. 

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 12
  No. Threaded: 9

WATER SPORTS
Lake: No
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: No
Boat Ramp: No
Boat Carry Down Access: No
Power Boating: No
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: No
Rafting (whitewater): Yes
Kayaking (whitewater): Yes

Comments:
South Branch of Potomac River can be accessed from day use area
and is floatable.

HIKING
Big Bend River Loop - 1 mile

FISHING   
Trout, bass, catfish, bluegill, and sunfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bishop Knob VISIT DATE: 06/21/1996 UPDATE DATE: 4/24/2013 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Gauley NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Richwood RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Richwood, WV, take State Rt. 39/55 east to County Rt. 76 (across from restaurant). Turn left onto Rt. 76 and go 9.1 miles to a four-point intersection. Turn left onto Forest Rt. 101 and proceed 2.5 miles to campground. There are signs along the way pointing to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,920 ft. The campground, composed of two unnamed loops, is located on a ridgetop between Cranberry and Williams Rivers. Good basecamp for mountain bicycle enthusiasts and hikers. The camp sites are nice woods and offer fair privacy. This campground has an undiscovered, undermaintained feel to it. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open March 28 through November 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 61 Total Sites: 61 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 54 No. Grilles on Sites: 55 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 13' X 61' Comments: Parking aprons are grass and gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Bishop Knob Trail FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Blue Bend VISIT DATE: 06/24/1996 UPDATE DATE: 4/24/2013 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: White Sulphur NEAREST CITY/TOWN: White Sulphur Springs RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From White Sulphur Springs, WV, take State Rt. 92 north 9.1 miles to County Rt. 16/2. Turn left onto Rt. 16/2 and proceed 13.9 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,860 ft. One of two campgrounds in the Blue Bend Recreation Area, it is a single spur stretching out along Anthony Creek. The second campground in the Recreation Area, Blue Meadow, is a Group campground that may be used for overflow campers. The campground was constructed in the 1930s by the CCC and has retained much of its rustic charm. Several hiking trails and good fishing make this a pleasant family campground. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open March 4 through November 30 NOTE: Fee is reduced April 1 to mid-May and from September 30 to closing when services are reduced. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 17' X 52' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. There is a threaded spigot near the beach bathhouse WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Swimming in Anthony Creek HIKING Blue Bend Loop Trail (foot) - 5.0 miles trail accesses 3.8 mile Anthony Creek Trail Beaver's Tale Interpretive Trail (foot, loop) - 0.2 miles FISHING Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cranberry VISIT DATE: 06/21/1996 UPDATE DATE: 4/24/2013 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Gauley NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Richwood RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Richwood, WV, take State Rt. 39/55 east to County Rt. 76. Turn left (across from restaurant on right) onto Rt. 76. Follow campground signs for 9.1 miles to a four point intersection. Turn right onto Forest Rt. 101 and go 1.3 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,360 ft. The campground has two loops along the winding Cranberry River. It is well suited as a "home base" from which to explore the Cranberry Backcountry. Popular in Spring for its trout fishing, this campground is considered semi-primitive, with a pleasantly tranquil atmosphere. The campground is convenient to Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, the largest area of protected bogs in West Virginia, and a number of hiking and mountain bike trails, such as Cranberry Ridge and Adkins Rockhouse trails. About a dozen dispersed camp sites have been designated along the banks of the Cranberry River - contact the Ranger District Office for more information. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 10 through November 30 NOTE: Campground closed due to Superstorm Sandy. Call ranger district office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 26 Total Sites: 30 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 30 No. Grilles on Sites: 30 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 15.5' X 67' FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Glades Gate - 16 miles provides access to 8 shelters along the trail FISHING Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Day Run VISIT DATE: 06/21/1996 UPDATE DATE: 4/24/2013 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Marlinton NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Marlinton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Marlinton, WV, take US Rt. 219 north 8 miles to State Rt. 150 (Highland Scenic Highway). Turn left onto Rt. 150 and go 9.5 miles to "Campground Ahead" sign on left side of road. Turn left at sign, and at bottom of hill, turn right and proceed 3 miles to an intersection. Make hard right onto Forest Rt. 216 and go 1.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,960 ft. A very neat and well-maintained campground with a trash can at each site. It is convenient to State Route 150, the Highland Scenic Highway, and good for transient campers. However, there is enough scenic beauty in the area for a few days of exploration. Good wildlife viewing opportunities. Nearby Cranberry Wilderness and Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, the largest area of protected bogs in West Virginia, are worth a day trip each. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through November 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 14' X 84' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Fishing: Yes

CAMPGROUND NAME: Horseshoe VISIT DATE: 06/20/1996 UPDATE DATE: 4/24/2013 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Cheat NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Parsons RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Parsons, WV, at intersection of US Rt. 219 and State Rt. 72, take Rt. 72 north 6 miles to sign for right turn to St. George, WV. Go into St. George for 0.4 miles and turn right onto State Rt. 1. Proceed on Rt. 1 for 3 miles to State Rt. 7. Turn left onto Rt. 7 and go 3.7 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,500 ft. The campground has two loops separated by a large, grassy Day Use area on the banks of the Horseshoe Run, a "feeder" stream to the Cheat River. The first loop is more open with trimmed grass understory and has long level parking aprons shaded by poplar and maple. The second loop in nestled in a dense stand of conifers, mainly hemlock and pine. The parking aprons are shorter, sites are along Horseshoe Run on top of a steep bank, and have the campgrounds only walk-in tent sites. The privacy in this loop is good. The campsites also have lantern poles. Rhododendron surround the campground. Hiking trails conveniently located in the area, fishing, rafting, and canoeing on the Cheat River are attractions of the campground. A major event at the campground is the Kids All American Fishing Derby, held in the spring. Contact Ranger District Office for more information. Firewood and ice are available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 27 through September 3 NOTE: 4/24/2013 - Campground currently closed for hazard tree removal and other previous year hurricane damage. Expect to re-open by Memorial Day weekend. Call ranger district office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day - no electric hookups $5 surcharge additional for electric hook-ups NOTE: Discount for Golden Age/Access Passport holders does not apply to hookup surcharge. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 21 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 21 No. Grilles on Sites: 21 RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 13 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS Wading in Horseshoe Run HIKING These trails are designated for foot, horse, and mountain bicycle. Losh Run Trail - 1.8 miles provides access to Dorman Ridge Trail Dorman Ridge - 1.4 miles FISHING Brown and Golden trout and stocked rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Laurel Fork VISIT DATE: 06/24/1996 UPDATE DATE: 4/24/2013 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Greenbrier NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Wymer RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Wymer, WV, take US Rt. 33/55 to Forest Rt. 14. Turn right (across from Chevron gas station) onto Rt. 14 and go 12.2 miles to campground. NOTE: Rt. 14 is gravel and may have pot holes and washboard surfaces. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,260 ft. The campground is actually split by the Laurel River and in the middle of Laurel Fork Wilderness. Located on a small corridor along State Route 40 which provides access to campers using motorized and mechanical vehicles, this campground is an excellent "homebase" for exploring nearby Middle Mountains. There is limited overstory so sites tend to be open and sunny. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Water available from April 15 through December 1 only. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 24' X 81' FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading is possible in Laurel Fork. HIKING There are trails providing access to Laurel Fork North and South Wilderness areas. FISHING Native Brookies and trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Meadow Creek VISIT DATE: 06/24/1996 UPDATE DATE: 4/24/2013 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: White Sulphur NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Neola RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Neola, WV, at the intersection of State Rt. 14 (Lake Sherwood Rd.) and State Rt. 92, take State Rt. 14 east 11 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,600 ft. The campground, one of three in the Lake Sherwood Recreation Area, has two overlapping loops and one spur along the shore of Lake Sherwood, the largest lake in the Forest. A small boat ramp is located at the end of the spur and has a parking area. This campground has the best and most direct access to the greatest number of hiking trails in the Recreation Area. This campground is furthest from entrance and Waste Station. Near the Virginia and West Virginia boundary, the campground is nestled in an Allegheny Mountain valley and offers great hiking, good fishing, and various water sports. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through September 2 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 29 Total Sites: 35 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 29 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 10' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel, some of which are 20 ft. wide. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Sherwood is 156 acres. Only electric motors are permitted. Boats and canoes available for rent. HIKING Lake Sherwood Trail - 3.7 miles Upper Meadow Trail - 1.2 miles Meadow Mtn. Trail - 3.5 miles Meadow Creek Trail - 2.7 miles FISHING Tiger muskie, Channel catfish, Bullhead trout, Bluegill, and Largemouth bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pine Run VISIT DATE: 06/14/1996 UPDATE DATE: 4/24/2013 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: White Sulphur NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Neola RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Neola, WV, at the intersection of State Rt. 14 (Lake Sherwood Rd.) and State Rt. 92, take State Rt. 14 east 11 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,600 ft. The campground, one of three in the Lake Sherwood Recreation Area, has two overlapping loops and one long spur along the shore of Lake Sherwood, the largest lake in the Forest. A boat ramp is located at the end of the spur and has a parking area. Near the Virginia and West Virginia boundary, the campground is nestled in an Allegheny Mountain valley and offers great hiking, good fishing, and various water sports. Sites are nestled among a pleasant mixture of deciduous hardwoods. Privacy between sites is fair. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through September 5 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 30 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 34 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 10' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 2 Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Sherwood is 156 acres. Only electric motors are permitted. Boats and canoes available for rent. HIKING Lake Sherwood Trail - 3.7 miles Upper Meadow Trail - 1.2 miles Meadow Mtn. Trail - 3.5 miles Meadow Creek Trail - 2.7 miles FISHING Tiger muskie, Channel catfish, Bullhead trout, Bluegill, and Largemouth bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Red Creek VISIT DATE: 06/19/1996 UPDATE DATE: 4/24/2013 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Potomac NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Hopeville RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Seneca Rocks, WV, at the intersection of US Rt. 33 and State Rts. 28/55, take Rts. 28/55 north 12 miles to Dolly Sods sign. Turn left after sign onto Jordan Run Rd (County Rt. 28/7) and go 0.5 miles to "Y" intersection and Dolly Sods sign. At this fork, disregard sign to left for Dolly Sods, and proceed to the right on County Rt. 4 (paved) for 6.9 miles to Forest Rt. 75 and another sign to Dolly Sods. Turn left at this sign, staying on Rt. 75 (gravel) and go 7.2 miles to campground on right. NOTE: Forest Rt. 75 is a long pull on a wide single lane. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,900 ft. A single loop campground, with a couple of secluded walk-in tent only campsites, is located at the edge of the Dolly Sods Scenic Area/Wilderness and is truly a special place. "Scenic" does not adequately describe the area. The campground sits on top of the Allegheny Plateau where the climate and plant life resemble the tundra of Northern Canada. Once covered by a thick forest of spruce, the area is now slowly recovering from the slash and burn logging techniques used in the 19th Century. A variety of trails, up to 45 miles through the Wilderness, provide access to this most unusual environment. A favorite activity for campers is to watch approaching summer storms from the Plateau's rim. The campsites are surrounded by shimmering Aspen and young maple trees as well as mountain laurel and azaleas. A natural spring has been piped for camper's use but requires boiling and/or treatment before use. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through December 1. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $11 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Blackbird Knob Trail #511 (foot) - 9.2 miles provides access to a network of trails in the Dolly Sods Wilderness FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Seneca Shadows VISIT DATE: 06/25/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2014 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Potomac NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Seneca Rocks RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Seneca Rocks, WV, take US Rt. 28/33 south 1.1 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,600 ft. The campground has three loops - A, B, & C, an open field for walk-in tent campers, one spur for group camping (not included in this survey) and views of the Seneca Rocks. The three loops are nestled in dense woods offering lots of shade, flush toilets and hot showers. Grey water disposal sites are scattered throughout the campground and generally co-located with water spigots. Only Loop C offers electric hook-ups. The best views of Seneca Rocks are from the tent-only area. An amphitheater is available for interpretive programs; check with campground host for schedule. This campground is one of five in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area. While hiking trails in the area offer great ways to explore the forest, rock climbing is the area's main attraction. Convenient to Seneca Rocks, climbers can be seen mastering its 900 foot face from the campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 2 through October 27 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day - single occupancy walk-in $25 per day - double occupancy walk-in $20 per day - single $40 per day - double $7 surcharge additional per day for electric hook-ups NOTE: No Senior/Access discount on surcharge. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 39 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 38 Total Sites: 77 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 77 No. Grilles on Sites: 77 RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 13 No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 48' Comments: Grey water disposal units are located next to toilet facilities. The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 4 Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Sunrise Loop (foot) - 0.5 miles There is an unnamed trail to Seneca Rocks FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Spruce Knob Lake VISIT DATE: 06/21/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2014 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Potomac NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Riverton RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Riverton, WV, take US Rt. 33 East/State Rt. 28 South, 2 miles to Spruce Knob Lake sign. Turn right after sign onto Briery Gap Rd. (County Rt. 33/4) and go 2.4 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear right onto Forest Rt. 112 and go 7.4 miles to another "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on Rt. 112 and go 6 miles to campground sign. Bear right at sign and go 0.6 miles to campground on right. NOTE: The last 8 miles of Forest Rt. 112 are intermittently gravel and paved with switch-backs. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,920 ft. A single loop campground, one of five in the Spruce Knob/Seneca Rocks National Scenic Area, is on the way to Spruce Knob Mountain, the highest point in West Virginia (4,681feet). The most wilderness-feeling campground in the Scenic Area, sites are nestled in a thick stand of mixed hardwoods that provide ample shade and excellent privacy. To preserve the vegetation, tents are permitted only on tent pads. Campsites have lantern poles and trimmed grass understory. The campground is convenient to outstanding hiking trails. Located in a beautiful mixed hardwood forest near the small Spruce Knob Lake, fishing is also an attraction. The overall atmosphere at the campground is tranquil and secluded. A dozen walk-in campsites provide a semi- wilderness camping experience without the need to backpack. The campground uses solar power for its water system. All water spigots are located on the downhill side of the loop. Firewood is available for a fee. NOTE: This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 11 through October 6 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day - single $26 per day - double $12 per day - walk-in Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 30 Total Sites: 42 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 42 No. Grilles on Sites: 42 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 43' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and some have serious slope, making leveling a challenge. An RV waste station is available, for a fee, at Seneca Shadows camgpround (Forest Service) located south of Seneca Rocks, WV on Rt. 33. The water system is solar powered; suggest filling fresh water tank before entering campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Spruce Knob Lake, located 0.5 miles south of campground, is 10 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow (stocked), Brown and Golden trout, Smallmouth bass, Bluegill, and Channel and Flathead catfish are available in nearby Spruce Knob Lake

CAMPGROUND NAME: Stuart VISIT DATE: 06/20/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2014 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Cheat NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Elkins RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Elkins, WV, take US Rt. 33 east 3.4 miles to Old Rt. 33 and campground signs. Turn left after the signs onto Old Rt. 33 and go 2 miles to another campground sign. Turn left and go 0.3 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,240 ft. The campground is a single loop above a bend in the Shavers Fork of Cheat River in a lush stand of mixed woods. Maple, oak and hickory provide ample shade while mountain laurel and rhododendron offer excellent privacy between campsites. An enormous day use area, with a huge grassy field, pavilions, and easy access to the river are a short drive from the campground. Bank fishing and swimming or wading are also possible at the day use area. Composed of a single loop and a long spur, the campground features a river bank swimming area, security (gate locked at 9pm), two pleasant hiking trails and modern bathrooms with hot showers. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 11 through October 16 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day - single $40 per day - double $7 surcharge additional per day for electric hook-ups NOTE: No Senior/Access discount on surcharge. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 26 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 26 RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 26 No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 60' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and many have a serious slope, making leveling a challenge. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 6 Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Supervised wading is possible in Shavers Fork of Cheat River. There is a swimming hole in the day use area. HIKING River Loop Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout and Smallmouth bass (all are catch and release)

CAMPGROUND NAME: Summit Lake VISIT DATE: 06/21/1996 UPDATE DATE: 4/24/2013 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Gauley NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Richwood RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Richwood, WV, take US Rt. 39/55 for 6.3 miles to the Summit Lake campground sign. Turn left onto County Rt. 39/5 and go 2.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,228 ft. This rustic campground attracts many anglers for fishing opportunities in Summit Lake. Families will enjoy the campground's trail around Summit Lake which provides a pleasant way to explore the surrounding forest. The campground is convenient to State Routes 39 and 55, Highland Scenic Highway, but far enough off the main road for good wildlife viewing and lots of quiet. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 10 through November 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 32 Total Sites: 33 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 33 No. Grilles on Sites: 33 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 10' X 94' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Upper loop is more RV friendly. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Summit Lake is 42 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors. HIKING - No Comments: There is an unmaintained foot trail around the lake. FISHING Trout, bass and panfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tea Creek VISIT DATE: 06/21/1996 UPDATE DATE: 4/24/2013 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Marlinton NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Marlinton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Marlinton, WV, take US Rt. 219 north to State Rt. 150 (Highland Scenic Highway). Turn left onto Rt. 150 and go 9.5 miles to "Campground Ahead" sign on left side of road. Turn left at sign, and at bottom of hill, turn left again and go 1 mile to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The campground is located at the edge of Cranberry Wilderness in a lush woodland area. Although mechanical and motorized vehicles are not permitted in the Wilderness, this campground is very popular with mountain bike enthusiasts. There are 16.3 miles of hiking and biking trails out of the campground and these trails link to an extensive network crisscrossing Turkey and Tea Creek mountains. The campground is located in the Tea Creek floodplain and enjoys a robust population of rhododendron. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through November 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 28 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 28 No. Grilles on Sites: 28 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 18' X 64' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading is possible in Tea Creek HIKING Williams River Trail - 2.2 miles Tea Creek Interpretive - 2.5 miles Tea Creek Mountain Trail - 4.6 miles Tea Creek Trail - 7 miles Turkey Paint Trail - 1.5 miles FISHING Fishing: Yes

CAMPGROUND NAME: West Shore VISIT DATE: 06/24/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2012 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: White Sulphur NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Neola RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Neola, WV, at the intersection of State Rt. 14 (Lake Sherwood Rd.) and State Rt. 92, take State Rt. 14 east 10.5 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,600 ft. The campground, one of three in the Lake Sherwood Recreation Area, has one large loop along the shore of Lake Sherwood, the largest lake in the Forest. The campground has a rugged, wilderness camping feel. Near the Virginia and West Virginia boundary, the campground is nestled in an Allegheny Mountain valley and offers great hiking, good fishing, and various water sports. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through November 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23 Total Sites: 23 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 23 No. Grilles on Sites: 23 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 18' X 78' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Sherwood is 156 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors. Boats and canoes available for rent. HIKING Lake Sherwood Trail - 3.7 miles Upper Meadow Trail - 1.2 miles Meadow Mtn. Trail - 3.5 miles Meadow Creek Trail - 2.7 miles FISHING Tiger muskie, Channel catfish, bullhead trout, Bluegill and Largemouth bass




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