Canaan Valley Resort State Park offers campers a unique experience that combines the beauty and escape of a state park with the amenities of a resort. Located on a high plateau in the Allegheny Mountains, the area is famous for tundra-like wetlands.
RV enthusiasts will arrive to find 34 campsites with full hook-ups. Easily access restrooms, hot showers, and laundry facilities. Then head to the resort for outdoor adventure.
During the warm summer months, hike and bike the park’s trail system and swim in the indoor pool. Hunt for geocaches or play a round of golf at the resort’s 18-hole course.
In the winter, snow sports abound. Ski and snowboard 47 trails of varying difficulty. Head to the tubing park to experience the region’s longest snowtubing track. Ice skate at the covered ice rink, sled down the sledding hill, or head out for a day of cross-country skiing.
No matter the season, keep an eye out for native wildlife and scenic views.
The resort also offers on-site restaurants, a fully-equipped fitness center, and conference and events spaces for larger groups.
Canaan Valley Resort State Park is a family-friendly getaway anytime of the year.
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Transportation in Canaan Valley Resort State Park
Canaan Valley Resort State Park is located high in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. At an elevation of 3,300 feet, the resort is circled by the Monongahela National Forest, Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge, and Dolly Sods Wilderness area.
The resort’s location in north central West Virginia is three hours from both Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.
No matter where you’re driving from, you’ll eventually land on Route 32. This road will lead you to the entrance of the resort. Roads are paved and plowed and maintained throughout the winter months for clear access.
Two parking spots for vehicles are included at each campsite, with additional parking areas throughout the resort.
Campgrounds and parking in Canaan Valley Resort State Park
Campsites in Canaan Valley Resort State Park
Canaan Valley Resort State Park Campground
Canaan Valley Resort State Park Campground features 34 RV camp sites surrounded by woods with full hook-ups. Campers can access restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities as well as all the amenities of the Canaan Valley Resort. Reservations are available during peak season (Memorial Day through Labor Day) and remain open on a first-come first serve basis October through April. Leashed pets are permitted, and ice and firewood are available for purchase at the resort. No more than two vehicles are allowed to be parked at each campsite.
Seasonal activities in Canaan Valley Resort State Park
Biking and Hiking
Explore the West Virginia mountains as you travel on 18 miles of biking trails. Bikes are available for part-day and full-day rentals. Routes vary in difficulty, so there is an excursion for all skill levels. Trails are marked, and park guides with trail maps are available in the park office. If you prefer to travel on foot, hike the trails as you watch for wildflowers and native wildlife. No matter your mode of transportation, you’ll pass through woodlands, streams, and meadows. Serious travelers can connect with trails that enter the million-acre Monongahela National Forest.
Take in scenic views of the West Virginia countryside while practicing your swing. Canaan Valley Resort State Park’s 18-hole, par 72 golf course has been rated one of the best in West Virginia. With 65 sand bunkers and eight water hazards, the course is a fun challenge no matter your skill level. Warm up on the driving range or putting green. The clubhouse provides food and beverages, storage lockers, and a pro shop. The course is open April through early November.
This worldwide phenomenon offers hours of entertainment and exploration for families, groups, and individuals as they hunt for geocaches around the park. Bring your own GPS, or rent a GPS at the Canaan Valley Resort Recreation Center. Either way, stop by the rec center for cache coordinates. There are seven hidden caches in the park. These are larger caches, so take along a small souvenir to leave behind for the next visitor who finds the cache.
Skiing and Snowbirding
When the snow hits, it’s time to hit the slopes. Whether you’re an avid skier or prefer to spend the day on a snowboard, Canaan Valley Resort State Park has the run for you. Spend a winter day gliding down one of the park’s 47 trails. There are options for all ages and skill levels to enjoy. Sign up for a lesson with a qualified instructor to learn basic skills, get a refresher course, or master new tricks. Equipment rentals are available.
Visitors to Canaan Valley Resort State Park can fish at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Experienced anglers know the area as a popular spot for trout fishing. The trout stocking program ensure that an ample supply of trout is available to sportsmen year round. There are many access points to the water, and ADA accessible fishing is available at Thomas City Park pier, Davis River Front Park pier, and the Department of Natural Resources pier.
If skiing and snowboarding aren’t your forte, there are plenty of other winter snow sports offered at Canaan Valley Resort. The tubing park is one of the area’s most popular attractions. The multi-lane tubing area is 1,200 feet long, making it the longest tube park in the Mid-Atlantic states. Don’t worry. A magic carpet pulls you to the top of the run, so you can save your energy for having fun. Ice skate at the covered ice rink by the main lodge. Cross country ski or snowshoe through 35 kilometers of trails, or go for a sled ride beside the cross-country pro shop.