Crisp spring air, gorgeous mountain views and incredible adventures await in the Mountain State during the springtime. From lakefront RV parks to primitive mountain sites in the heart of West Virginia’s backcountry, you’ll find the perfect place to set up camp at West Virginia’s state parks and forests. With more than 1,500 campsites at 27 different state parks and forests, there’s a camping experience for everyone.
Beech Fork State Park
Find a much-needed dose of nature’s therapy and enjoy a one-of-a-kind lakefront camping experience at Beech Fork State Park.
Beech Fork has six fully equipped vacation cabins that sit on a ridge-line above Beech Fork Lake. Two are pet friendly. These beautiful cabins are distinguished by their open-trussed ceilings and large decks. Cabins are available year-round.
Beech Fork also offers 275 campsites in four distinct camping areas, of which 99 campsites are lakefront. All campsites have a paved parking pad, grill and picnic table.
Audra State Park
For families and nature lovers in need of an escape, Audra State Park is a peaceful retreat in the hills of Barbour and Upshur counties. Audra offers 65 campsites, many of which are located on the Middle Fork River. The campground store has supplies, snacks and firewood, and there are bathhouses and laundry machines on site.
Holly River State Park
Holly River State Park’s 10 cabins are the definition of cozy. Constructed of natural stone and logs, these cabins are surrounded by a dense forest of rhododendron and sturdy hemlock. These cabins are set up to accommodate either two or four people. Designated pet-friendly cabins are available.
Campers will find 88 sites at Holly River. All units have electric hookups, picnic tables and cooking grills. A dumping station and four centralized bathhouses are available as well.
Cabwaylingo State Forest
Nestled in the dense woods of the Hatfield-McCoy Mountains region of southern West Virginia, Cabwaylingo State Forest offers more than 8,000 acres of forest to explore. Visitors can unplug and unwind with a distraction-free getaway surrounded by the beauty of Almost Heaven.
There are 13 legacy cabins and one vacation cabin located near the center of the forest that are available mid-April through late October. Five cabins are pet-friendly and two are wheelchair accessible.
Additionally, the forest welcomes group campers. Group camp facilities include two 50-person sleeping quarters and a heated and air-conditioned, fully equipped kitchen/dining facility.
Kumbrabow State Forest
Located on top of Rich Mountain along the western edge of the Allegheny Highlands, Kumbrabow State Forest in Randolph County is West Virginia’s highest forest. Mill Creek Campground offers 13 primitive sites and one large RV site, in pristine settings, near patches of Rhododendron and a native brook trout stream. The camp sites include a fire pit and picnic tables.
Blackwater Falls State Park
Take in a spectacular scene at Blackwater Falls State Park, located in the Allegheny Mountains of Tucker County. Campers can enjoy the scenic views year-round while staying on one of the parks 65-unit tent and trailer campground, open late April through October 31.
Coopers Rock State Forest
A wilderness wonderland, Coopers Rock State Forest boasts some of the most iconic views in Almost Heaven. Campsites are available from spring through fall. McCollum Campground offers 25 sites, all with electrical hookups, and Rhododendron Campground offers 25 primitive campsites.
Lost River State Park
Lost River State Park offers a quiet, secluded getaway for nature lovers. Campers can enjoy hiking, horseback riding, swimming and more. The park has two primitive campsites, including one horse-friendly site. There are also three additional campsites near the upper shelter No.2 area.