State Parks in West Virginia

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Audra State Park, WV

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Audra State Park in Eastern West Virginia lies about 11 miles from Philippi and not too far from Buckhannon. The 355-acre park is bisected by the Middle Fork River which is known for its crystal clear waters and excellent aquatic activities. The many activities available all year round makes this park an attractive RV destination for outdoors lovers. Fishing, hiking, and swimming are the most popular activities.

The hilly park terrain is covered with the rhododendron thicket. Search for an RV in Philippi and find your way to Audra State Park. This park is dotted with amazing scenic views. There are many beautiful natural attractions ranging from waterfalls, rock formations, and huge mountain laurels. The land on which the …

Babcock State Park, WV

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If West Virginia has caught your eye and you plan to take your RV camper to the historical Mountain State, you should check out Babcock State Park in Clifftop, WV. Just under three hours west of Lynchburg, VA, one and a half hours east of Charleston, and two hours east of Huntington, this is a 4,127-acre beauty of a park.

Originally separate camps (Camp Beaver and Camp Lee), Babcock State Park was built when the CCC combined the two in the 1930s. In the ‘70s, the National Park Service built what would become the most famous part of the park: the Glade Creek Grist Mill. This fully functioning mill is a monument to the hundreds of mills …

Beech Fork State Park, WV

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Located on the slopes of southwestern West Virginia is Beech Fork State Park, a 3,144-acre oasis located just a short drive away from the cities of Barboursville, Huntington, and Charleston. The scenic views, an abundance of recreational opportunities, and the large manmade lake that sits in the center are what makes this such a popular park to visit throughout the year. The state park is relatively large, stretching for 3,144 acres, offering the ideal escape from busy city life.

Search for an RV in Cabell County to make use of the many activities Beech Fork State Park offers. Spend a lazy day on a boat, make use of the many hiking trails, enjoy a family picnic, or …

Blackwater Falls State Park, WV

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Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, Blackwater Falls State Park is a wonderland of tumbling waterfalls, rugged peaks, tree-lined gorges, and deep valleys. The 2,000-acre park is a paradise for nature lovers, with a slew of outdoor recreation activities on offer. Hike to scenic lookouts, bask on sandy beaches, or enjoy a scenic paddle on Pendleton Lake. In fall, the park is one of the best places in West Virginia to admire fall foliage, with the forests exploding in a sea of reds, yellows, and golds.

A three-hour drive southwest, Charleston is a great place to rent a camper near Blackwater Falls State Park. The park is also popular with city dwellers from Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh. Planning a getaway to …

Bluestone National Scenic River, WV

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Bluestone National Scenic River is a nature preserve near Princeton, West Virginia. The preserve protects several miles of the Bluestone River in the southern Appalachian mountains. The property includes the river and the riverbanks on either side, plus forested areas extending back from the river. With an RV rental near the Bluestone National River, you can easily reach the river's best features. There are clearly marked hiking paths along the water which you can explore on your own, or you can join a ranger-led guided tour of the river.

On your journey, you'll have a chance to spot some of the preserve's wildlife population. Approximately 200 bird species have been identified in the park along with scores of amphibian, …

Bluestone State Park, WV

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About five miles south of Hinton and 23 miles from Beckley is where you will find Bluestone State Park. Located in Southern West Virginia, the park boasts of 2,154 acres. Sitting on the shores the namesake lake the park is an all-time favorite destination for Hinton campers. Bluestone State Park has access to some of the most beautiful water bodies in West Virginia, namely Bluestone Lake and Bluestone River. Established in 1950, both the lake and park borrow their name from the Bluestone National Wild and Scenic River that cuts through the park. Its rugged and mountainous terrain is covered with trees.

Bluestone State Park is well known for its extensive shorelines along the 2,040-acre Bluestone Lake making it a …

Camp Creek State Park, WV

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When you rent a camper near Camp Creek State Park, you’ll have easy access to both the state park and the neighboring Camp Creek State Forest. Both are easy to explore when you book an RV in Mercer County, WV, which encompasses the area both parks reside in. Camp Creek State Park, in combination with Camp Creek State Forest, covers and protects over 5,000 acres of mountain woodlands, interspersed with creeks, panoramic views, and plenty of hiking trails.

Although much of the forest was cleared in the late 1800s to make space for farmland, the West Virginia Conservation Commission began purchasing large sections of land in the 1950s and was able to regrow it to its former conditions.

Camp …

Canaan Valley Resort State Park, WV

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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. …

Cedar Creek State Park, WV

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Located just outside of Glenville and less than two hours away from Charleston, Cedar Creek State Park covers 2,588 acres of dense forest in the central part of West Virginia. The combination of rolling hills and gorgeous valleys provide outdoor enthusiasts with plenty of recreational opportunities and allows them to fully enjoy the wilderness.

Cedar Creek State Park became a state park in 1955, and what makes it stand out is a strong emphasis on the history of the area, with two restored buildings that were used by pioneers back in the day. Visitors may step back into the fascinating past of West Virginia and explore the many hiking trails within the state park. Anglers also frequent Cedar Creek …

Chief Logan State Park, WV

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Chief Logan State Park is a park located just outside of Logan, West Virginia. The park, Logan County, and the town were all named for Chief Logan. He was a Mingo or Iroquois Native American chief who lived in the area prior to the Revolutionary War. Chief Logan fought against Virginian colonists in the early 1770s. He became famous throughout the early United States for a speech he delivered about the horrors of war. An oak tree where he is said to have delivered the speech survived until 1964.

Logan, West Virginia has a humid, subtropical climate. That means the summers are hot and humid, but the winters are cool. Logan is cooler during the winter than many areas to …

C&O Canal National Historical Park, WV

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Perched right on the state border of West Virginia and Maryland lies the C&O Canal National Historical Park. The park's headquarters are in Hagerstown, and the park itself is situated about 41 miles away from Frederick. This spectacular park is an ideal spot for camping with an RV when touring the Potomac River region. Ripe in beauty, this park lies along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal on the Potomac River. To explore more about this region, search for an RV in Hagerstown and adventure the sights and sounds of the District of Columbia.

C&O Canal National Historical Park was established in 1961 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to neglected areas of the Chesapeake and Ohio canal. When it …

Coopers Rock State Forest, WV

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As the story goes, a fugitive from the law hid in this part of West Virginia among the rock outcrops in the late 1800s. Before he went on the lam, he was a cooper, which is a barrel maker. To create a source of income so that he could purchase food and other supplies, he resumed making barrels and sold them to nearby communities. And that is the apparent origin of the park’s name, Coopers Rock State Forest.

Although it was officially established in the 1920s, due to a lack of funds, the state of West Virginia did little to develop it. In the 1930s, as a part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal program, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) descended …

Gauley River National Recreation Area, WV

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Situated just less than an hour to the north of Beckley, WV lies the Gauley River National Recreation Area. The recreation area is familiar with the whitewater rafting circles of America, mainly because it is a premier rafting destination that attracts thrill-seekers from across the globe. The park also offers other outdoor activities, including hunting, hiking, and fishing. When you are interested in making this your next vacation spot, book an RV in Fayette County and explore West Virginia at your own pace.

Planning to go camping at Gauley River National Recreation Area? Rest assured that you’ve made the right choice. The park is situated within a few miles to Summersville Lake, a fishing and boating paradise. Culture seekers aren’t …

Greenbrier State Forest, WV

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Recognizing a need to restore and preserve wilderness, the state of West Virginia purchased several acres of wilderness in 1938 from a mining company. That same year, the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was established by President Roosevelt’s New Deal program, flocked to Greenbrier State Forest in droves. They constructed a set of buildings that were, for a few years, called Camp White Sulphur. Though the original buildings are no longer standing, the Forest headquarters are now located in this area. Civilian Conservation Corps also created a swimming pool and blazed several miles of trails that are still used today.

The closest town is White Sulphur Springs, which is about five miles to the northeast. The small community of around …

Holly River State Park, WV

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Located on the eastern side of West Virginia rests Holly River State Park. Created in 1938, the park was originally created as a way to help resettle families who were having trouble with their farmland. The park spans over 8,000 acres and is known for its thick forests which are filled with colorful wildflowers.

Holly River State Park is located near the Holly River in the Mountain Lakes region of the state and is the second-largest state park in West Virginia. Besides its landscape, it’s home to many other unique attractions, including the historic one-room Windy Gap Schoolhouse and the Holly River Festival which is held during the early fall and celebrates local talent with craft shows, music, and various …

Kanawha State Forest, WV

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The region that would eventually become Kanawha State Forest was owned by a mining and lumber company, which razed the area for its natural goods. Alarmed about the lack of wilderness, the state of West Virginia began buying up that land in the 1930s. As a part of the New Deal established by President Roosevelt, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) descended upon the plundered hills. They planted tens of thousands of trees, removed mining structures and tools, built roads, and constructed log cabins that park rangers would later use, and picnic shelters. They also blazed several miles of trails, many of which are still used today. Upon completion, Kanawha State Forest was officially established as a state forest.

The closest …

Kumbrabow State Forest, WV

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Perched along the western edge of the Allegheny Highlands lies Kumbrabow State Forest. The state forest provides watershed protection, wildlife management, and recreational activities as well. The ideal location of the park away from big cities makes it a popular motorhome camping destination in West Virginia.

The best way to explore the densely forested region is by renting an RV. With an RV rental, you’ll be able to tour the neighboring towns as well as the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Once you’re ready to begin your outdoor adventure, search for an RV in Randolph County, and make memories RV camping at state parks in West Virginia.

Little Beaver State Park, WV

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Located in the southern half of West Virginia and just over 50 miles from Virginia is Little Beaver State Park. This 562-acre state park surrounds 18-acre Little Beaver Lake. Running through the park and connecting to the lake is Little Beaver Creek. This area has been used for recreation by different groups since the 1940s. It wasn’t until 1972 when the creek was dammed that it was established as a day-use park. In 2011, upgrades to the park and campsites allowed for large groups to camp and enjoy nature together.

In Little Beaver State Park, you'll find mostly flat, forested land surrounding with grassy meadows surrounding a lake of the same name where anglers come to see what they can …

New River Gorge National River, WV

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The New River Gorge National River is situated in south-central West Virginia, near the small communities of Glen Jean and New Haven. The nearest larger town is Beckley, located around 10 miles to the southwest, while the nearest larger city is the state's capital of Charleston, found around 70 miles to the northwest.

The river traverses a gorge through the local Appalachian Mountains. You will find many things to do throughout these wooded hills. From camping spots, hiking trails, and scenic views in summer to winter sports when the snow flies, there is always something to do in the area if you know where to look.