3 Parks near Charleston, West Virginia
Jul 2011 - $25.00
This is a beautiful campground located just outside of Charleston. It is very primitive and offers 20 amp electric and water hookups. The sites are designed for smaller pop-ups and trailers. Be aware that this campground is difficult to get to and you need to follow the state forest signs and not your GPS. The road to the campground is very narrow and steep. They do not recommend traveling with anything over 25'. On the way out the GPS took us a different route that contained very steep switch backs. There is no cell phone service in this campground and we had to drive to the entrance of the State Forest (4.7 miles) in order to make calls. - Popupcampers
Oct 2015 - $0.00
This is an excellent stop over for a night or two. We came expecting to leave a donation in the box but the donation box had tape over it. A policeman drove through and I asked him about it. He notice the taped-over box but said he didn't know anything about it and didn't seem interested. During summer a 2 night max is enforced and maybe the drop box is working. This time of year we were told you can stay longer. There is a dump station and fresh water as you come in. There are 3 pull-through sites which can handle at most a 32 ft unit. Each with 15 & 30 amp plugs. There seem to be more open area on the other side of the park for larger units with 2 or 3 electric outlets.
The only negative is the 4 lane divided highway in front of where you park, but it does quiet down at night. The view of the river on the other side is beautiful.
HikingRooster reports:The other units reported on the other side of the park are in the marina and are not for public use. The city uses those spots to park special use vehicles. - k m m
Jul 2015 - $1.00
This is a small roadside city park that has 3 or 4 overnight spots with 20 and 30 amp service. There is a water fill station and a dump station. There is no charge for use of the campground or fill and dump stations, but donations are accepted. The restrooms are in the public park area and have no showers. The campground sits between the main road and the river, there will be road noise and well as river boat vibrations, but for the price it is a bargain. This is a great stop over campground. - WVRVGrandparents
Apr 2015 - $1.00
Situated on the bank of the Kanawha River in St. Albans, WV Three pull-through sites are available for year-round use while water is only available between April 1 and October 31. While the sites are very close to Rt. 60 (a busy road) traffic subsides around 7 PM. A 30A and 20A circuit is available at each site. While limited to three sites, the marina parking lots is capable of accommodating several large vehicles with trailers. During the summer months the city prefers that only vehicles launching boats use the marina parking lot during daylight hours. - HikingRooster
Oct 2016 - $36.00
The 4 miles of road to get to the campground were hair-raising. Narrow, twisty, curvy, hilly, and the constant threat of oncoming traffic! But once we got there it was great. We were given a pull through site by the pond. There were swans, geese, and ducks. There is a beautiful little chapel on the far shore of the pond. Very picturesque. Full hook-ups, friendly people, a real shang-ri-la. I'd recommend Rippling Waters. - rvrose
Sep 2016 - $20.00
As the other reviews have stated, this is an odd campground. While somewhat scenic, it is primarily seasonal or permanent residents and there are only a handful of sites for overnight guests and only 5-6 pull-through sites. Ours was level and the utilities typical.
While we had a reservation and called to confirm, our site had just been taken by another guest. The camp manager was able to catch them befor they set up so we could have the last PT as confirmed.
There is no AT&T service at the pull-throughs and you must walk up the hill to the lake to get 1 or 2 bars.
You are 4 miles or so off the highway and while we weren't concerned about safety, we were happy to drive out of there the next morning.
There aren't many choices in the area. Next time we'll probably time out our day to be able stay elsewhere North or South. - McGarrert50
Aug 2016 - $25.00
The lake area of the park is beautiful. The lower are for the pull thru less so, but nice, in a small valley. Had surprisingly good over the air TV, in spite of valley. Nice folks in office. We only stayed one night, but we'll be back.
Very quiet! - 5th Wheel Cal