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Canaan Valley Resort State Park offers the perfect year-round getaway in West Virginia. This park will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the West Virginia Countryside while also making use of some exceptional amenities on offer. In the summer months, visitors can hike the slopes and take in the views, while in the winter the area is a popular skiing spot.

As one of West Virginia’s largest state parks, it is no wonder that it gets its fair share of visitors in every season. Explore it all when you book an RV in Tucker County. Tucked into a high plateau in the Allegheny Mountains, Canaan Valley Resort State Park offers stunning views and plenty to do. It is also easy to access the nearby towns of Kingwood, Petersburg, and Franklin.

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Getting Outdoors

There are a huge number of trails that wind their way through Canaan Valley Resort State Park and taking one of these varied walks is a great way to immerse yourself in the landscape and truly get a sense of the great outdoors. Although there are many trails to choose from, Bald Knob Trail is particularly popular as it offers panoramic views of the valley, ascending through meadows full of flowers and butterflies. Deer Run Trail is a self-guided interpretive trail which is in the Wildlife Observation Area. Other interesting trails include Ridgetop Tail, Blackwater River Trail, and Monarch Trail, to name a few. Rent a camper near Canaan Valley Resort State Park and explore them all.

In the winter the area turns into a major ski resort, offering 49 ski trails, a terrain area, snow tubing area, and chair lift. Although skiing and snowboarding on the well-marked trails are the highlights for many when visiting the park in winter, many people come camping with an RV also for the other activities that are offered in the colder months. Ice skating at Canaan Valley Resort State Park can be a lot of fun, and the large, outdoor covered ice-rink offers beautiful views of the Canaan Valley below. Snow tubing is great fun for the whole family, and the tube run is 1,200 long, one of the longest in the mid-Atlantic.

For those that enjoy other kinds of sport, the valley is also a hotspot. It is home to an 18-hole championship level golf course that brings in visitors from miles around, all hoping to try their luck on the greens. There is also a paragliding launch site on the side of Cabin Mountain used by those that like a bit of an adrenaline rush. This area is accessible using the ski lift. Many people who camp in an RV near Canaan Valley Resort State Park in the summer months choose to take the chairlift up the mountain for the ride itself, offering beautiful views of the surrounding landscape with very little effort.

Camping in Canaan Valley Resort State Park

There are a few different camping options at Canaan Valley Resort State Park, with 34 sites to pick from in the state park RV campgrounds. The campsite has a number of amenities including paved, wooded access with full hookups, a comfort station with laundry and shower facilities that can be used all year round, ice and firewood available for purchase and a dump station for self-contained units.

Pets are allowed in the campgrounds as long as they are on a leash, so Max and Stella can enjoy the adventure with you. Camping directly at the state park gives you access not only to the huge number of recreational activities available, but also the luxurious resort amenities which will leave you wanting for nothing.

Exploring the Area

When in the area, be sure to make a stop off at the Seneca Caverns, a karst show cave in German Valley. Visitors can enjoy cave tours, adventure caving, gemstone mining, and much more. The caves have been open since 1928 and feature unique geological formations that are visually stunning. For some family fun, gemstone mining is very popular, giving folks the chance to discover their very own take-home treasure. Buy the mining rough at the gift shop, and then use the on-site sluice to sift through for glittering gemstones.

In addition to the park, there are plenty of things to do in Canaan Valley itself. Antiquing is a very popular activity, in the valley, and there are four well known antique shops where you'll find paintings, clothing, pottery, furniture, gifts and more. Shoppers don't have to hunt long to find the perfect gift for a loved one or a treasure to take home for themselves, and it is one of the reasons that so many people get a rental RV in the valley. One of the most unique of these antique shops is the Red House School Country Mall, where you will journey through a 1932 schools house which covers 12,000 square feet, with classrooms and corridors all covered with antiques.

For those with a passion for getting that adrenaline rush, race through Timberline with friends down a huge 1000-foot Zipline which is located 50 feet over the slopes. It is an adventure that you and your friends won't be forgetting anytime soon.

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