Coopers Rock Camping
Located just 12 miles from the college town of Morgantown and a few minutes off Interstate 68, Coopers Rock has scenic overlooks you won’t want to miss. In addition to selfie stops and canyon gorge views, the park offers biking, fishing, hiking, and rock climbing, along with several playgrounds for families with children.
Coopers Rock is home to two distinct campgrounds, McCollum and Rhododendron with a total of 50 campsites. Call the forest office at 304-594-1561 for more information or to make a reservation.
Campground Seasons & Dates
The campgrounds are open by the first weekend in April. Rhododendron Campground closes for the season the first Saturday in November through the end of November with McCollum Campground remains open until the first Saturday of December, weather permitting.
Campsites may be reserved anytime online using the link below, by phone, or at the McCollum Campground office.
Reservations may be made for no less than two consecutive nights on weekends (Friday and Saturday) or one-night Sunday through Thursday.
The number of vehicles or units on a site, payment, cancellations, and refunds information is good to know prior to making a reservation. Read more.
There is a 14-night maximum stay unless prior approval from the Forest Superintendent.
McCollum Campground offers 25 sites, all with electric hookups (30 amp). A central bathhouse is available with showers, laundry and water located at several faucets located around the campground. Want to remain connected? Wi-Fi is available for registered campground guests. Leashed pets are also permitted.
McCollum Campground can accommodate RVs, trailers, 5th wheels, tents, and truck/van camping. Firewood kindling ice, gifts and keepsakes aca be purchased and the campground store.
Named after the state’s official flower, Rhododendron Campground offers 25 primitive campsites that each have a picnic table and fire pit. There is a central bathroom with flushing toilets and running water available for campground guests. The campground is open to only tent/hammock camping. Each site has a level location to set up a tent, many sites have tent pads. Leashed pets are also permitted. Firewood, kindling, ice, gifts, and keepsakes can be purchased at the McCollum Campground, or at the Trading Post located by the scenic overlook.