|03-08-2011, 05:42 PM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2009
If y'all had to pitch a tent in WV...
I'm planning my annual week long M/C camping sport touring trip with my Father in May. I'm looking at pitching a tent in Southern WV. Somewhere around the New River gorge is preferable. We're off to Preston County on the next stop. Showers would be nice. Beer and other provisions close by is a plus. Tell me about your favorite spot.
|03-08-2011, 06:12 PM||#2|
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Bainbridge Island Base Camp
It's a little more south, but-
Google "Burning Rock Park". They have camping, showers, a gift shop for light provisions. You have to get brews elsewhere, town is close by.
|03-09-2011, 04:19 AM||#3|
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Severn, MD & Romney, WV
The WV Dept of Commerce has made a pretty good effort of late to spread the word about various travel opportunities in the state. They have a web site (http://wvcommerce.org/travel/placest...g/default.aspx) with a link to a camping brochure you may want to check out.
There's also a page listing their state parks, quite a few of which even have lodges with full-service restaurants. It's at http://wvcommerce.org/travel/placest...s/default.aspx.
I think there are three you may want to consider: Bluestone, Pipestem, and Hawk's Nest. I've never camped and have only visited Pipestem so far, but was quite impressed by the amenities at the park and area as a whole.
|03-09-2011, 04:56 AM||#4|
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, Va
Depending how close you wanna be, but Boyer Station is around an hour away but well worth it, close to Cass roadroad, National Observatory. rates are cheap, restaurant on the grounds and just all around great people that run the place. This is a 5 Star place, rates are 12 a person a nite.
Virginia Beach, VA
|03-09-2011, 05:22 AM||#5|
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Beautiful Downtown WV
Babcock State Park is close to New River. http://www.babcocksp.com/accommodations.html
Boyer is good further up the road.
If you want to rough camp try this. http://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm
Bathe in the river.........
Beer is where you find it!!!!!
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|03-09-2011, 10:19 AM||#6|
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Morgantown, WVa
Just a heads up on the matter of beer:
(From the WV State Parks website)
Except as authorized in writing by the Director for group functions, no person shall have in his or her possession beer, wine, liquor, or other alcoholic beverages within the boundaries of the following historical, day use and natural area state parks which include:
Brush Creek Falls day-use area managed by Pipestem State Park,
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield,
Cass Scenic Railroad,
Chief Logan; Provided, That beer, wine, and alcoholic beverages may be served in the restaurant, lodge, and conference center, without prior written authorization from the Director,
Droop Mountain Battlefield,
Fairfax Stone Historic Monument,
Valley Falls, and
Watters Smith Memorial, the
Greenbrier River Trail and the
North Bend Rail Trail;
in the following vacation parks:
Audra, except in reserved picnic shelters;
Tomlinson Run, except in reserved picnic shelters,
Bluestone State Park, in all boat launch ramp parking areas and all camping areas within its boundaries,
Beech Fork State Park, in all camping areas within its boundaries, and
Hawks Nest State Park, except the lodge and Hawks Nest golf course which is operated as part of Hawks Nest State Park;
in all state forests, which include:
in the following state wildlife management areas:
Plum Orchard Lake;
and in those state park and state forest areas where they are prohibited by posted signs; Provided, That any person, group, or association sponsoring a private party at the multi-purpose log barn at Prickett's Fort State Park may provide beer, wine, liquor, and all other alcoholic beverages for guests at a private party as long as the party is not open to the general public.
Just thought I'd save you an uncomfortable talk with "The Man".
|03-09-2011, 12:00 PM||#7|
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Western Piedmont, NC
Battle Run is a pretty nice campground at Summersville Lake. They have nice showers and campsites. I think it's 24 dollars per night.
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|03-10-2011, 05:46 AM||#9|
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: butler, ky/Franklin, tn
|03-10-2011, 05:47 AM||#10|
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Crozet--west of Charlottesville
+1 for Pipestem. I've camped there and it was very nice.
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