RV.Net Open Roads Forum: RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions: New River Gorge NP

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attr...


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Sponsored By:
Geo*Boy

Unknown

Senior Member

Joined: 04/27/2020

View Profile






Posted: 06/09/22 05:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are just finishing up a visit to the newest national park, in West Virginia, and it is interesting. The small town of Fayetteville is charming with some nice eateries. There are several outfitters in the area, for whitewater and hiking/climbing.
We found a great campground, Rifrafter’s in Fayetteville, that is small, clean, quiet, affordable and can accommodate anything from a tent to class A motor home.

dodge guy

Bartlett IL

Senior Member

Joined: 03/23/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/09/22 08:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We were in the area last year. The new NP is amazing. We did the drive down to the old bridge that was used to cross the gorge. We stayed in Summersville at Mountain Lake Canpground. While decent, there are definitely better in the area!


Wife Kim
Son Brandon 17yrs
Daughter Marissa 16yrs
Dog Bailey

12 Forest River Georgetown 350TS Hellwig sway bars, BlueOx TrueCenter stabilizer

13 Ford Explorer Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000, VIP Tow>
A bad day camping is
better than a good day at work!


ferndaleflyer

everywhere

Senior Member

Joined: 03/31/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/10/22 06:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I went 2 years ago for the bridge jump deal and it got cancelled by covid. Spent a week there and camp ground was right at the bridge. That is quite a structure.

dodge guy

Bartlett IL

Senior Member

Joined: 03/23/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/10/22 07:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We also did the bridge walk. Very cool.
The entire area is an untapped gem for outdoor activities!

Geo*Boy

Unknown

Senior Member

Joined: 04/27/2020

View Profile






Posted: 06/10/22 06:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dodge guy wrote:

We were in the area last year. The new NP is amazing. We did the drive down to the old bridge that was used to cross the gorge. We stayed in Summersville at Mountain Lake Canpground. While decent, there are definitely better in the area!

Kevin, I took that same drive with my AF 990 TC, it was tight in places[emoticon], we also did the bridge walk and it was wow!

djsamuel

Central Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 10/01/2013

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 06/11/22 01:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Geo*Boy wrote:

We are just finishing up a visit to the newest national park, in West Virginia, and it is interesting. The small town of Fayetteville is charming with some nice eateries. There are several outfitters in the area, for whitewater and hiking/climbing.
We found a great campground, Rifrafter’s in Fayetteville, that is small, clean, quiet, affordable and can accommodate anything from a tent to class A motor home.


Stayed at RifRafters a couple of weeks ago. We really enjoyed that campground, nice small and quiet. The owners are very friendly. They do strictly enforce their $10 per hour early check in fee. I asked tham about it and they said they had to because people kept coming earlier and earlier and they needed time to check and clean the sites before new campers came in.

The National park was really nice but we didn't have enough time to explore the entire park. We went to the Canyon Rim Visitor Center, looked at the bridge and the views there, then drove the Fayette Station Road (excellent) and stopped to hike the Kaymoor Trail.

We would have loved to explore the other visitor centers and visit Thurmond but we were finshing a 4 week trip from Florida up to Massachusetts and return.


Picture of Our Trailer

Camplite 21BHS


dodge guy

Bartlett IL

Senior Member

Joined: 03/23/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/11/22 02:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Geo*Boy wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

We were in the area last year. The new NP is amazing. We did the drive down to the old bridge that was used to cross the gorge. We stayed in Summersville at Mountain Lake Canpground. While decent, there are definitely better in the area!

Kevin, I took that same drive with my AF 990 TC, it was tight in places[emoticon], we also did the bridge walk and it was wow!


We also did the bridge walk. BTW, don’t take Midland trail through the Gauley Bridge area. Especially if you are in a 37ft class A towing a car! I thought I looked the route over real good, guess I missed the curves hiding in the trees! LOL

vermilye

Oswego, NY, USA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/11/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 06/12/22 09:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Babcock State Park is about 20 miles from the New River Gorge National Park. A campground with electric only first come sites (bathrooms with showers) and a very pretty grist mill:

[image]


Jon Vermilye My Travel Blog
My Photo & RV link blog


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attr...


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2022 CWI, Inc. © 2022 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.