Date of Stay: May, 2007
This is the former Revelle's Riverside Resort. It is next to Revelle's Family Campground, and campers may use the facilities and activities at both campgrounds. The web site identifies the location as Elkins, which is a full-service town about 7 miles west. Below is a letter that I sent to the campground after a recent stay. Dear Managers and Staff of Yogi's, Bowden, WV, I'm writing to thank you for a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I know that sometimes people are quick to criticize, but then don't bother to mention when folks go the extra measure, which you did. Besides being in one of the most beautiful settings of any campground I have seen, Yogi's is meticulously maintained with obvious pride. Everything was clean. The grass was green, full and trimmed. All the hookups worked perfectly with clean water and good pressure. (Campsite cable TV that actually works? Didn't you get the memo?) But best of all were you wonderful folks who bent over backwards to make sure that all the guests were happy. It would have been easy to take the attitude that you were sold out and campers were lucky just to get a spot (True), but instead you treated us like valued guests. It was much appreciated. We also liked that so many activities were included, and what was charged for was reasonably priced. Even though Bowden is a five hour drive from home over some very challenging roads, my family has decided to make your campground our new Memorial Day tradition. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
This is a great place to camp while in the Nashville vicinity. There is a big loop road that the campsites are on that runs along the lake shore. Half the campsites are on the lake and the others are across the road with a view of the lake. The campsites are large, well maintained and easily accessed pull-throughs. There is a guest fee, but only when the entrance gate is staffed, which was about half the time. Campsites have tables and fire rings. The campground facilities here are shower house, dump station, and boat ramp. Smaller boats can be launched from the lakefront campsites. A beautiful setting and fun time on the lake.