Beckley, West Virginia

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground

Beckley, West Virginia



Beckley, West Virginia
Phone: (304) 256-1747

Sites: 17
Recent Rate: $25 5/2015

Latitude: 37.7836213948006
Longitude: -81.1971402168274

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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24 Reviews

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john rv

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park and store for shopping. A little hilly but no problem backing into our space. Neat restored village and mine tour. We would stay here again. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Tour the mine by tram. Neat shops downtown. Walmart and many more nearby.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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bonniesoo

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very winding and difficult road to get to park. The road up to the park is only wide enough for one rig at a time. Don't know what they do if one is leaving as one is coming in. Sites very close together. Don't think we will be back here again! We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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User3597

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

What a great find! Small campground, check-in is a bit hard to find (is in the mining exhibit office) but worth the effort! They have a fantastic exercise trail that is wonderful to walk if you are neither young nor fit ; ) There is a great water park adjacent and a nice little playground. The sites are back in, but easy, level and up in the trees. Great value, quiet and lovely. What more could you ask for? We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Aileen

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very small campground in Beckley, WV and a good place for overnight or several day stay. The attendants on duty at 5:30 pm were very nice and helpful. The only drawback in my opinion is the very, very steep hill to come up and back down when you leave. Make sure you call ahead to find out how to enter the campground as it is near impossible for a large rig to make a right turn into the cg road, which is not very well marked. You have to go to the daytime office which is at the Beckley Mine to pay in the daytime and to turn around so you can enter from the left. The Beckley Exhibition Mine is a must see and do. Very well displayed and a great underground tour of the now closed coal mine. Lots of information about what coal miners dealt with and how they lived. Very informative. There are very few campgrounds in this area and we were lucky to find this little gem in most respects. We would stay here again. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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exceltraveler

Review Count: 71
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This city owned park is adjacent to the city pool and playground and is associated with the coal mine tours and museum. It is an interesting area. The comments about entry roads and sharp turns have merit, so if those kinds of things bother you, I'd suggest you stay elsewhere. We managed with truck and 30 TT but had to go into 4 wheel drive to get up the final hill and turn. Sites are very narrow as well but plenty long. We found it to be very quiet. May stay here again. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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CharlieS

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is a decent choice if you want to stay in Beckley. We should have followed the sign to the campground directly onto Ewart Street and ignored the sign saying No Trucks. There are no impediments to big rig access on this road; although, the entry and campground road is tight. We enjoyed the coal mine museum and tour. It was OK for an overnight, but next time I would probably choose a campground in a state park or national forest. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Motorhome.

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jannie123

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Very small bath and showers. We had to pay key deposit and then use key to get in bathroom. You return key for refund when you leave. Each campsite had a wire "gate" with padlock. The sites seem to slant downhill. It was OK and convenient to the tourist attractions and was reasonable priced. It was nothing fancy We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Motorhome.

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Team Asphalt

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

The other descriptions made us tentative on this campground. We came in from I-64 going west and the gps took us through town to reach the campground. We unhooked when we reached the coal mine exhibition and checked it out before committing.  We also wanted to see if the sites were long enough.  No problem.  The approach into the campground is a little steep and the left turn is sharp but we had no problem with a 45’ motorhome.    The campground itself is very clean.  The sites are asphalt pads.  The hookups for some sites are in the rear of the site so unless you want to use multiple cords, look at that before going in.  There is a locked wire on each site so if you need to change sites, you have to go back down to the office and get another key.  No Wi-Fi.  Good phone reception.  Quiet.   The sites are a little snug, but it wasn't crowded so it wasn't an issue.  The coal mine exhibition is well worth seeing.  Very interesting and well done.  It's about a half hour drive to the New River Gorge Bridge.  Would stay here again. There are a lot of fun outdoor activities in the area. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Motorhome.

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punkaccountant

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

I have no idea how they expect you to find or get to your camping site. As others have stated, it is on top of the Exhibition Coal Mine. It is basically a cul de sac on top of the hill with a bath house in the middle. The spaces were level but very close together. You can not see the entrance until you pass it. The road leading to it is narrow, steep with some tight turns. I can't see how anybody could highly rate this park. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Big Guy

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Great little RV campground. Flat, long blacktop pads. At some sites (ours) the campfire pit was too close to adjoining rigs to use. Great campground for local travel. Very friendly and welcoming host. Bath house, while clean, could use more hooks, shelving, and bigger sinks. I would camp here again and recommend this location to others. We did not have time to visit the coal mine. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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bodycoach2

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is directly over the Beckly Exhibition Coal Mine. Checked in at the Exhibition Mine Camp store. The people were very friendly and helpful. We walked our dogs through the surrounding neighborhood, and got to meet and talk to Beckley residents. If you stay at the campground, you get a discount on the Exhibition Mine tour. The only reason I didn't give it a ten was lack of 50 amp, but our Cheater Box worked just fine. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Motorhome.

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Cap-N-Red

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

A little tight getting to the campground, but a nice shady place. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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jwillie44

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $25.00
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We only stayed one night and never looked around town. This city owned park is small but OK. Most spaces have trees, a few are satellite friendly. Sites are level and clean. We never felt unsafe. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Best thing about it is the location if Beckley is your destination. However, it is very hard to find from the freeway. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Motorhome.

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I Did What?

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

I stopped here for a layover with a 38'. The campground is very small; a cul de sac at the top of a paved hill...very steep hill with a left turn in the middle of it...if I made it, you can too! Just walk the hill though before you commit. The sites were fairly level, back-ins, clean, paved, shaded, with hookups to the rear. The campground is on the edge of town so don't expect country quiet, however, things were tolerable. Issues were the hill coming in and lack of clear directions to the campground from the coal mine exhibition for after hours check in. The administration was very nice and helpful. Check out the exhibition. It is well worth the time and money. You can better appreciate what the men, women, and children from WV (and elsewhere) have done to power this country over the ages...and what they have given (beckleymine.com). We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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travelingwizard

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a city park campground adjacent to a city park with pool, and next to the Demonstration Coal Mine. Back in a neighborhood off the highway, down some hills. Heard quite a few sirens, maybe cops or ambulances, during our one night stay. The sites have cable TV across each backin and they unlock it when you get here. Not a real comforting experience. Didn't have time to visit the coal mine, but it looked interesting. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Motorhome.

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