Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground

     


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

Sites: 17
Recent Rate: $25 6/2014


Latitude: 37.7836213948006
Longitude: -81.1971402168274

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 2
  • Good 10
  • Average 6
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 1

22 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

User3597

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

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: 68
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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jannie123

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

Date of Stay: - $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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CharlieS

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Team Asphalt

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: - $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: - $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: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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: - $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: - $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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traveling

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

The showers and restroom were clean. The hookups were terrible. Our first two assigned spots had broken handles on the water. The sewer was at the far back end of the sites. The water ended up under the trailer so we had to hook up before we backed all the way in. The power was also at the far back on the opposite side of most hookups. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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mrracechaser

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

The person that did the last review is correct in that there is a steep hill and hard corner to the left. The road coming in to the Exhibition Coal Mine is narrow and some crooked. I was told to come to the Rahall Company Store first. I checked in, paid the deposit for the key, unhooked my tow vehicle and was able to make it up to the campground without any problems in my 38 ft m/h. Big rigs come in and out pretty often. One thing was odd: I could not find the water and sewer hookups. It turned out they were under the rear of my m/h. It is very nice here. The only thing I didn't like was several barking dogs that lived somewhere down the hill. It is conveniently located for the tour as well as anything else in Beckley. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Motorhome.

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