This park is strictly a weekly or monthly campground now. One or two nights are not allowed unless you want to pay the weekly rate. Easy in and out and lots to do in the area if you hike and love nature. Very busy park, so I guess they can get away with not having short stay campers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice no-frills campground. There are only 4 sites with full hookups, and 3 of those appeared to be long term campers. Off all of the sites, those 3 were the only long term residents that I saw (and they may have been there just for hunting season). The Wi-Fi is only available at the office. Also, some of the sites are more like parking spots on the side of the road - that's not true for most sites, but it is true for a few. We had one of those sites but there was plenty of room. There are no picnic tables. There are no fire rings, although fires are allowed. The bathrooms were clean and the water was hot. The campground owners seem very nice, and he even brought us a couple bundles of wood at no additional cost. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A nice setting back in the woods; trees were just finished changing colors and many were losing their leaves. Office staff was very friendly and accommodating. The phone number for this park in the Trailer Life book only went to a voice recording which no one responded too. We tried three times from over 100 miles away to reserve a site but could not talk to a human. We finally got in touch with one of the referenced names only to be told we didn't need reservations as there were plenty of sites available. When we arrived and requested a full hookup, we were told there was only one left but we could have our choice of electric/water sites. As we were staying two nights and needed clean tanks when we left, we opted for the last full hookup site. To our dismay, this site was within hearing/visual distance of Rt 19 and not located in the woods. We also noticed the other three, lined-up-on-a-dirt-road, full hookup sites were 'permanent' residents. As we disconnected our travel trailer we had to watch our step in the mud and wet dirt road. Bottom line - presently they have one full hookup site which is muddy and on the road. Pick an electric/water site in the woods and dump your tanks when you leave at the provided dump station. We noticed a few of the wooded sites were muddy but at this time of the year, there were many dry sites to use. If we come this way again we would stay here but avoid the full hookups. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall, the campground was nice and well-maintained. The full-hookup sites are actually just parallel parked along the driveway to the bathhouse and don't appear to be actual campsites at all. They did not have any of these sites available when we made the reservation so we were glad to have a water/electric site with some shade and privacy. Unless you absolute need a sewer hookup, don't bother - go for the water/electric hook up only instead. The location is only a few minutes from the Rivermen/Class VI activities and close to town/shopping. Each site has a covered trash can which was emptied each day. There are cabins on the property as well as horses, but we did not encounter any disturbances such as loud or obnoxious campers. The manager was very accommodating when we wanted a different, more level site and made sure we had a picnic table brought to us since our new site did not have one. The bathhouse was clean and well-maintained, except for the last two days when the electricity apparently went out in the bathhouse and was not restored. There was also no waste basket so campers piled used hand towels up on the sink. There were corn hole boards and bags located in several courtyard areas which we did not use, but found it to be a fun touch. There are PLENTY of very wooded tent camping sites available but none were occupied during our stay. All in all a perfectly pleasant campground. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the very few places in the New River Gorge area that can accommodate a big rig. The location is very convenient to rafting and other adventure activities as well as shopping and restaurants. Only 4 sites have sewer, 21 have water and power. (dump available) There are many cabins and tent sites. Rate is for full hookup, partial is $28. They have weekly rates and offer Good Sam Discount for entire stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It all depends on what you're looking for. Want a nice quiet place to come back to for the evening after rafting, hiking, and sightseeing? This is the place. Want a place with a lot of activities for kids to keep them busy? Not the place. That being said, we wanted the former so we loved it. It's a small, quaint campground that is very clean with good sized, level sites. Full hook-up with cable (cable not working well while we were there but the owner was working on it). Nice and peaceful in the evening time with little light pollution so one could star gaze. The owner is a really nice guy and really enjoyed talking to him. Highly recommend staying here if you're in the area. We'll definitely return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a simple but nice little campground. If you need a place to stay while you visit the New River Gorge park, this is it. There is not a lot to do at the campground. There is no playground, pool, or any other activities. This park does have clean tiled bathrooms and is far enough from the highway(19) that you can sleep peacefully. If we come back to this area we will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I stayed at Rifrafters over Labor Day weekend with fellow club-members. The campground was nearly full. The campground owners are super nice and very helpful. Bathrooms were spotless even over a holiday weekend. RV sites are level and several are well shaded. Our group used the pavilion for a communal dinner one evening. We did have to share with another group that was camped nearby. I think both groups made some new friends. The entrance to this campground is a bit intimidating as it is rather steep, but none of the RVs seems to have a problem. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground. Lots of trees provide shade (and some sap). Bathrooms are newly remodeled and spotless. Hand soap provided at the sinks. Owners are friendly and helpful. My FHU site was a concrete pad that I backed into easily. The road back to the tent sites was a pleasant walk for my dogs. I planned to stay 4 nights and due to a breakdown had to stay 6. I will definitely be back if my trailer ever gets fixed! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We made an unscheduled stop here to simply rest from driving in thunderstorms all day. The owners were very friendly and told us to pick any side we would like. Back in or carefully pull through. (The sites were not pull through.) The site we chose was level and all hook ups were convenient. The big surprise was the bath house. The building was an older building BUT very clean and well maintained. Hand soap and shampoo in each shower and soap at each sink. Nice touch. Although we only stayed one night, we were very pleased and would go back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park was not too far off of Rt 19. But entrance was up a hill and departure was a little scary. Owner was friendly and helped us set up without our request. He pretty much gave us our choice of sites, and let us pull into a back in site. Bathrooms/toilets were old but clean. Did not use the showers as it seemed to take a while for water at the sink to get hot, but it finally did. We went whitewater rafting with Cantrell Ultimate Rafting. Great fun! Would possibly stay here again, but there are several other places to try in area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice quiet campground. Access road a little rough, but not unmanageable. Sewer not available at all sites so be sure to inquire. Fire rings at all sites but WV law does not allow wood to be brought in from another state. Wood available at office, which is open until midnight!!! We will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The website directions to this campground show its location as Laurel Creek Road. The Delorme mapping software show this road as Laurel Pl. which prevented me from finding it on the map. The directions say “Follow US Rt. 19 North about 15 miles to Laurel Creek Road.” Travelling 15 miles before looking for a road leaves a lot of room for error. I had to stop in Fayetteville and ask directions. The entrance road is steep and severely eroded. Attempts have been made to patch this road but they look “homemade” and don’t seem to last long. The owners lived on site and were nice people and the office was an extension of their home. Several dogs were in the office and barked constantly while we were there. We were assigned a back-in site with a tree near the front of the site that made it difficult to back into. Each site had a good selection of cable TV channels but the cable to our site was buried only a few inches below the surface and had been pulled up out of the ground by the child of a previous camper. This cable lay on the ground when not in use. Very sloppy looking arrangement. Other sites had concrete pads and looked neater. The trees along the interior roads had many low branches hanging over the road. These need to be pruned. The bathhouses were clean but were old and the last paint job was really sloppy. There were several nice looking cabins but I did not see the inside. I felt that the $30 fee was too high for this campground but their website does not list the rates and I didn’t call before my arrival to ask about the price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I left the first post, below, in 2003 about this campground. Stayed again in summer 2006. Just as nice as before, but they have added another MUCH more accessible/level dump station. A LOT easier to dump now. Wonderful little campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The owners were very friendly and accommodating, quiet campground, level spaces, very clean restrooms and showers. Great place for an overnight stay and cabins look very inviting for longer stays for families. We definitely will stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice little campground in the "rafting region" of West Virginia run by a nice/chatty couple in their late-50's. Sites aren't quite as spacious as they appear in the website photos, but the sites are a little bigger than, say, a typical KOA. Not much to do right there in the CG (no pool), but it's very close to rafting companies that run the New and Gauley rivers, the Summerville Lake and Dam, the New River Bridge National Park, a neat little State Park, and not too far from lots of restaurants. Within walking distance there's a quaint little restaurant that's safe and family-friendly and has a bar on one side where they do Karaoke. Food is OK, priced appropriately. The bar/Karaoke-side of the restaurant attracts the locals (don't worry - they are, of course, drinking, but they appear to be good big-haired country folks and appreciate tourist dollars) - these people can SING! Especially if you like the Bluegrass sound. Neat experience. Back to the campground: restrooms are a little dated, but very clean and well-maintained. Very hilly CG, but navigation is pretty easy. When we were there, there were just a few families...it was DEAD-quiet in that CG!! Dumpstation is in an odd place and the hilly terrain resulted in us trying to dump
"uphill"! Case-out the lay of the land before pulling-up. Recommended! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.