Audra State Park
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Introduction

You’ll have stories that will last a lifetime after you take an RV visit to Audra State Park in West Virginia. An instant all-time favorite, this 335-acre wooded park that intersects both Barbour County an Upshur County is nestled next to the crystal clear Middlefork River and features a great campground to visit with your RV with approximately 67 camping sites.

If you are looking for a way to enjoy the great outdoors, experience hiking in a breathtaking place and then swimming in one of the cleanest rivers in the state then this is the place for you. Capture the large boulders and breathtaking waterfalls with your camera while you hike along the river. Be adventurous as you explore the popular Alum Cave that will leave you in awe. Any history buffs that travel to this park will enjoy learning more about the 19th-century gristmill that used to operate at the site. Visitors can view the spillway of the gristmill from the river.

This state park is an ideal destination for any RV camper that enjoys the clean, fun outdoors. A wonderful place to visit, this is one of the greatest places for swimming in pure mountain water during the summer months! You’ll be glad that you camped here in your RV and now - just get here!

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Transportation in Audra State Park

Driving

Don’t wait to head out for a unique RV camping experience at the Audra State Park in Eastern West Virginia. Located off the beaten path in Southwestern Barbour County and a section of Upshur County of the state this park is worth the journey. Only 45-minute drive from Clarksburg, WV, the park is perfect for the families and outdoor enthusiasts. A popular summer spot, you only need to travel to Audra State Park once to realize why it’s considered “Almost Heaven” by so many people.

Parking

Traveling down the roads with your RV is easy as the campground road is paved and perfect for a family bike ride. The river camping sites are located on the other loop of the campground. If it is raining, be aware of parking in the low sites due to the potential of flooding from the river. If your RV is long or oversized, you may find it difficult to navigate the curvy and narrow campground road. Before heading to your camping spot, park by the picnic area or bridge and scout out your location to reduce any frustration with parking.

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Campgrounds and parking in Audra State Park

Campsites in Audra State Park

Reservations camping

Audra State Park Campground

Getting back to nature has never been easier with this beautiful state park! Open for reservations only from April through October, you’ll find that once you camp at Audra State Park with your RV, you’ll wish that you booked your campsite longer.

Listen to the soothing river as you relax in your camper at one of the secluded 67 campsites. 13 sites provide 30-amp electrical hookups. Each site provides visitors with a picnic table with bench, a grill, and a fire ring. The campground is handicapped accessible and provides several amenities including hot showers, drinking water, and flush toilets.

A camp store is available if you need ice, firewood, and a few supplies. There is also a laundry station on site between the main bathhouse and a dump station located on park grounds.

Don’t leave your dog at home as pets are welcomed. You may enjoy a break from technology as cell phone service tends to be a bit spotty. From sunbathing by the river or hiking the shaded trails, this state park is a dream, so make your plans in advance to secure your spot. Enjoy your time here since you may never want to leave.

First-come first-served

Audra State Park Campground

The campground is first-come, first-served from the beginning of April to Memorial Day and Labor Day through the end of October.

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Seasonal activities in Audra State Park

In-Season

Swimming

Pack your swimsuit in the camper and get ready to dip your toes into some of the cleanest water in West Virginia. Unique with its own concrete beach, the Middlefork River swimming spot is a visitor’s favorite. The park does not provide lifeguards and life jackets are suggested for younger children. Open from April to October, during the daylight hours, sit on the rocks and play in the river. It’s an outdoor adventure for the whole family!

Kayak Run

The Audra State park serves as the put-in point for an exciting six miles. The first half of the run occurs on the Middle Fork River. This section runs for an estimated three miles and provides an III/IV creek boating experience. Enjoy the ride as the additional four miles continues down the Tygart Valley River to the confluence of the Buckhannon River. Once you reach that point, the rest of the run continues with big water feel including several pool-drop rapids.

Boating

Fulfill your adventurous spirit by getting out on your boat on white waters of the Middle Fork River. The water is so clear and clean that you’ll not only enjoy the scenic views around you but also viewing the beautiful rocks below you. Make sure to pack your water shoes in your rig as the park provides several places for you to enjoy a picnic once you come to shore.

Off-Season

Hiking the Alum Cave Trail

Considered one of the best hiking trails in the eastern United States, this one-and-a-half-mile scenic river trail will make you want to lace up your hiking boots. Get back to nature as you view the area’s unique scenery, especially as you step across the boardwalk built along the Alum Cave overhang ledge. A perfect place to clear your thoughts under the shade of the robust Buckhannon forest, get out on the trail to relax while getting some exercise.

Fishing

Grab your gear and head out to catch your dinner! Audra State Park is a popular location for trout fishing. Enjoy a break from the grind as you catch your breath and fish in the Middle Fork River or Teter Creek Lake. You can cast your line and catch trout, bass, and bluegill. You will need to purchase a current West Virginia fishing license before your cast your line. Enjoy fishing on this favorite West Virginia River; it’s a perfect way to enjoy a peaceful day!

Mountain Biking

Longing to hit the trails? Enjoy life outdoors and pack your bike on your next RV adventure. Catch picturesque views of Audra State Park from a different perspective as you zip down different types of terrains on the park’s many trails. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will find park trails will fit all different levels of experience. Enjoy cycling as you explore and visit the historic 140-foot-long Carrollton covered bridge among other unique places at this state park!

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