Top 5 West Virginia State Parks for Camping

Top 5 West Virginia State Parks for Camping

A lot of care and consideration has been put into formulating this list of top 5 West Virginia State Parks. We have either camped at or spent considerable time at every WV State Park and the top 5 list was formulated using the criteria below. We did our best to remove any bias by sticking to this criteria:
– Appeal to variety of camper types (Class A, Class B, and Class C motorhomes, 5th wheel, van, tent, truck camper, travel trailer, popup, cabin)
– Things to do within the park
– Things to do near the park
– Upkeep of park, condition of park
– Design of campground including a variety of spot and hookup options
– Great for entire camping season
– Overall beauty and retreat feel to park, atmosphere

I recognize that for many West Virginians that this will probably be controversial list but that is because our parks department has done such a great job at making picking a top 5 very difficult. If you disagree please respectfully place your top 5 in the comments section.


  1. Doug Walker on September 23, 2022 at 1:24 am

    I would agree for the most part on your rankings, however for me Stonewall Resort State Park would have to be in the top 5. I know it’s a little pricey, but offers tons of activities and dining options as well as close to other sites with limited travel time.

  2. Mountains into Memories on September 23, 2022 at 1:30 am

    The only WV state park we’ve camped at was Coopers Rock, which we really enjoyed! Looking forward to doing some more camping in West Virginia next year. I definitely want to check out Holly River!

  3. Diana on September 23, 2022 at 1:46 am

    Did you get rid of your Anderson hitch. We started noticing the same issues with towing out 25ft Rock Wood trailer. Swaying and bouncing. We’re trying to figure out what we need to do to make it better.

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