West Virginia – treasure trove of outdoor activity! The best campgrounds in the beautiful Mountain State.

Enjoy a Camping Adventure in the Mountain State

Whether you’re into hiking, fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, or even winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, you’ll find what you’re looking for and more in this Appalachian state. Keep in mind that the weather in West Virginia is very hot and humid in the summer and can be cold and snowy in the summer, so those averse to harsh weather may prefer to visit in the spring or fall. On the bright side, West Virginia fall foliage is among the most beautiful in the country.

1. Big Bear Lake Camplands

Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in this campground’s secluded 5000 acres. The beauty of this park will allow you to relax and get back in touch with nature as you hike, bike, and swim throughout the park.

2. Tygart Lake State Park

If you’re looking for a quiet, pleasant camping getaway in one of West Virginia’s most beautiful areas, look no further than Tygart Lake State Park. This park offers 40 campsites — 14 electric and 26 standard — each with its own fire ring and picnic table.

3. Spruce Knob Lake Campground

Spruce Knob Lake is a dream for boaters and fisherman. Located near the highest peak in West Virginia, the park is great for hikers as well, who can enjoy stunning views of the hardwood forest below from the Spruce Knob Peak observation tower.

4. Burnsville Lake

This scenic lake is located in one of the most beautiful and historic areas in the state. You’ll love hiking among the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains near the headwaters of the Little Kanawha River. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a Civil War reenactment, which take place at the park twice a year.

5. Stonewall Jackson Lake

For those looking for a more upscale camping experience, Briar Point Campground located at Stonewall Resort is just what you’re looking for. Enjoy the beauty of the lake and mountains from the comfort of your spacious campsite. The ammenities of the luxury resort are only a short walk away.

6. Watoga State Park

Watoga State Park is located in the mountain of Pocahontas County, Marlinton, West Virginia. The park is 10,100 acres of recreational activities such as hiking, swimming, fishing and boating.

7. Bluestone State Park

Bluestone State Park encompasses over 2,100 acres of rugged, heavily forested, mountainous terrain. Campers will enjoy a variety of activities within the park. Bluestone is a popular destination for water enthusiasts and offers great fishing and boating opportunities.

8. New River Gorge National River

With its whitewater rapids and 70,000 acres of rugged terrain, this park is a great destination for the adventurous at heart. And with 8 primitive camping areas, there’s no shortage of places to lay your head at night after a full day of exploring.

9. North Bend State Park

North Bend offers fishing streams, hiking trails, a lake, and plenty of wildlife to observe on your camping getaway. The park is open year-round, so you’ll be able to enjoy its beauty in whichever season you choose.

10. Babcock State Park

Visiting Babcock State Park is like taking a trip back in time. This serene park, with its canyon and mountain vistas, fast-flowing trout stream and plenty of scenic overlooks, displays the breathtaking beauty of the West Virginia wilderness for all to see.

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