About This Park
Camp Creek State Park and Forest is known for beautiful waterfalls and great camping. With nearly 6,000 acres of lush forest, 35 miles of trails and seven miles of seasonally stocked trout streams, there is something for every hiker, biker, horseback rider and angler to explore and enjoy. The pristine area was officially named a state park in 1987 after 550 acres were marked off from the Camp Creek State Forest. Located off I-77 in Mercer County, the park is great for family trips and stop-overs during a scenic drive through southern West Virginia.
Camp Creek State Park became part of the West Virginia parks system in 1987 after 550 acres were marked off from the existing Camp Creek State Forest. The name of Mash Fork, one of the park’s streams, suggests a moonshining past not uncommon in the region.
Almost Heaven Road and Trail
Although this trail is a level grade, it must first be accessed by hiking 2.3 miles along the Farley Ridge Road and Trail.
Distance: 0.6 Miles
Bear Wallow Road and Trail
This is a loop trail that starts and ends above the Falls/Forest Access parking area.
Distance: 5 miles
Blue Jay Ridge Road and Trail
This trailhead is to the right of Blue Jay Campground site 12.
Distance: 1 mile
Deer Crossing Road and Trail
This scenic trail connects the two longest trails in the forest — Bear Wallow and Turkey Loop — by crossing through Wildlife Area 7 and Bear Creek and joining with White Oak Road and Trail.
Distance: 1.2 miles
Farley Ridge Road and Trail
This trailhead is across the paved park road from the playground next to the basketball court.
Distance: 3.3 miles
Hatfield Road and Trail
This trail is best accessed by a 1-mile hike along White Oak Road & Trail.
Distance: 2 miles
Horse Bypass Trail
This trailhead starts across the paved road from the Mash Fork Picnic Shelter at the beginning of the gravel road leading to Mash Fork Falls. This level trail is used to bypass the shelter and picnic areas in the developed area of the park. This is required of all horses and riders as they are not allowed in the main picnic areas. It is also a nice bypass for hikers choosing to use it.
Distance: 0.7 miles
Mash Fork Falls Trail
This steep scenic trail may be accessed by parking at the playground next to the basketball court and hiking .8 mile on the Farley Ridge trail to the trailhead of Mash Fork Falls Trail.
Distance: 1 mile
McCoy Road and Trail
This trail is accessed from either the Turkey Loop or Farley Ridge Road and Trails.
Distance: 1.8 miles
Neely Knob Road and Trail
This trail passes through a variety of habitats, including Wildlife Area 9, and is relatively easy for much of the way and moderately steep in others. The trail also passes by the highest elevation peak, Neely Knob, and has several beautiful views of the distant mountains.
Distance: 2 miles
Piney Ridge Trail
This steep scenic trail may be accessed by parking next to the Mash Fork picnic shelter and hiking .1 mile adjacent to Mash Fork campground site 22 to the Piney Ridge trailhead.
Distance: 1.5 miles
Turkey Loop Road and Trail
This trailhead is located at the Campbell Falls/Forest Access parking area. On this trail, there are nine creek crossings and a tributary stream to ford before crossing the bridge below Mash Fork Falls, so keep the water level in mind. Most of the park and forest trails to the west of Bear Creek intersect at some point with Turkey Loop Road and Trail.
Distance: 8.7 miles
Waldrodn Spur Road and Trail
This trailhead is next to the seasonal hunter parking area 2.
Distance: 0.75 miles
White Oak Road and Trail
This trail starts 1.2 miles upstream on Turkey Loop Road and Trail from the Campbell Falls/Forest Access. At the bottom of the seasonal hunter parking area, enter this easy trail through a thick grove of rhododendron on either side.
Distance: 1.4 miles
Pack a picnic! Picnic areas at Camp Creek can accommodate up to 200 people and are all equipped with tables, fireplaces or grills, restroom facilities and drinking water. Five picnic shelters are available for advance rental. Rentals are based on a first-come, first-served basis and can be rented the first day of each month for the following year.