12 RV Parks near Chester, West Virginia
Oct 2007 - $15.00
We stayed here while working in Shippingport, PA. The campground is geared more toward traveling contract workers. There are no facilities (restrooms, etc.) and the owners run the park from their home. The owners were extremely friendly and the area was very nice. We will come back again! - lapo99
Sep 2016 - $39.00
At the very northern tip of West Virginia, Kennedy Marina & Campground has a generally nice setting (no shade at all, though), a lot of Canada geese were hanging around, and we got a nice grass site right by the river. Most of the other campers -- workers and seasonal, probably -- didn't have it as good, with many of them close together and at least half probably couldn't see the river. We have a tiny motorhome but tow a car, so it's always nice to get a pull-through (esp. for a 1-nighter) so we didn't have to disconnect the car. Our one night stay was very nice, with a view of the river and the trees and hillside of Ohio on the other side. Hookups were good and though we had to share water with another site, it was not a problem. WiFi was too weak to be useful, but we got a good Verizon 4G signal for our MiFi. The bathroom and laundry were dated, but mostly clean; the bathroom did not have a shower. They are closed on Monday, but we called and they came fairly quick and were very plesant. - RobtL
May 2015 - $32.00
Overall a nice park with friendly owners and fellow campers. Sites along the river in the above section were great. I loved looking out over the river and watching the barges. Sites are fairly tight and the Wi-Fi was non-existent. Therefore the reason for an 8. Our rig is 40' long. - illini777
Aug 2014 - $30.00
Stopped here for a couple of days while at mountaineer race track just down the road. Stayed right on the river so had a lovely view with geese every morning. Everything worked well, the management was beyond nice and helpful. I got really lost on the way in and she stayed on the phone the entire time to get me to the park. Perfect location for mountaineer. Good verizon cell. Everything worked. If you have a boat you are right there too. - FrancisandRenee
Jul 2016 - $23.00
We only stopped over night on the way home from western Ohio, but we will definitely be back to explorer the park and the area. Our route was along the Ohio Scenic Byway and was an pleasant end to an otherwise horrendous drive along Rt 71.
The park is off the beaten path and being a Sunday night, there were plenty of open site, but only a few big rig friendly. The site we were in was 30 A and no water, but there is a water fill and dump station near the park office. I saw the pool but did not go for a swim, but again will plan on taking full advantage of the amenities another trip.
The staff was very friendly and even offered to escort me back to my site. It's heavily shaded so no satellite but over air was acceptable. - htowners
Jul 2007 - $25.00
Gorgeous state campground to top of hill. Large wooded sites. Great trails for hiking and ponds for fishing. If your looking for a relaxing camping trip with quiet nature all around you then this is the place. Campground has a well laid out dump and water fill station, small campground store. At the entrance of the campground which is at the bottom of the hill is a large pool with a water slide and jumping board. Also they serve hot food at the pool area. Local sheriff makes routine patrols thru campground. - mdcamping
Nov 2014 - $52.00
The staff is friendly, helpful, and eager to do whatever they can for you. The campground itself is moderately well maintained, however many of the pines could stand to be thinned out as they becoming overgrown. The sites are a bit tight because of the tree growth, and there is only one pull through in the entire campground. That said, the price for fall camping is extremely high. With no activities, no cable, and very poor TV reception, we found it highly overpriced. Then add the fact that you have to pay for any visiting guests on a per person basis, we found this to be a very poor experience. We could understand the visitor fee for the summer, to cover the price of the pool, however, in the fall, with nothing to justify the charge, it seemed exorbitant. And on top of the high daily rate you have to pay for the electric, so there is no advantage to paying in advance. We had paid in advance for a 9 day stay, but had to leave 2 days early because of a family emergency, only to find there is a no refund policy. No refunds for any reason! My recommendation, do not stay here unless you have money to burn! - TJ Callahan
Jun 2014 - $50.00
Nice wooded sites. Great hiking paths along the river. Friendly owner and helpful staff. Very clean restrooms and showers. Quiet place. - Julie B
Sep 2012 - $40.00
It's a nice park with long sites. And yes, no one camps in front or behind you but like the other reviewer said, they do camp close to you: that is true. Sites aren't metered anymore unless you're a seasonal camper. We've camped a lot of places and this place was the only campground where we'd been to in the past that charged for electric: must be why they changed that policy. We were here Labor Day weekend 2012 and the park was full. It was a rainy weekend, but even then the only "activity" was Bingo, and I understand each day only 4 people went to the pavilion and played. It wouldn't take much for the campground to purchase a Power Point projector for a couple hundred bucks, a lap top computer, and show movies in the evening down at the pavilion. The pool was open this weekend as was the game room, which yes, is more than most places have. But besides bingo, there were no other activities besides the above mentioned, and the Saturday afternoon fire truck ride around the loop for the kids. Would be nice to announce activities on a PA system and not rely on postings on the Gate House and bathroom doors. Everyone needs a reminder now and then. We noticed that the teenagers they have on staff here, have a rough time keeping up with cleaning the bathrooms. (Most all the staff were teenagers!) I've stayed at a near by state park several times and am a stickler about bathrooms. (Don't we all like clean ones?) But the State Parks employ older people who have cleaned a bathroom or 2 in their lives. I was in using the restroom on the Sunday afternoon of our visit and had to listen to the Manager yell at one of the new kids because the bathroom wasn't cleaned. 1) when guests are present, no employee should be talked to like their idiots, and 2) no employee should be spoken to like their idiots. The Manager knew I was here because I had to walk past her to get to the bathroom. It's a nice place and all, and we've tried to give it a chance a couple of times, but management needs to get it's act together. This weekend wasn't their first weekend of operation, but it sure seemed like it. - MyUpNorth
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Camped here many times - always F loop for dog. Bathroom cleaned twice a day, older military style fixtures and skylights to keep costs down but clean and efficient restrooms and showers conveniently located. Dishwashing stations are great. This is a great park for tents, tent pop ups and smaller travel trailers. Sites are not level and pads are small but plenty of room between sites. Great hiking trails and nice lake to swim in. Very quiet, wooded sites but airport is close by. Jets didnt bother us. Weekend movies and shows for kids and playgrounds. Walking paths for dogs. No sewer or water at site but dump station clean and easy to access. Potable water is from springs and makes the best coffee! Verizon phone limited, T-mobile not at all. Several digital TV stations near by. Senior discount and a few ADA sites. - tomas_grupos
May 2016 - $20.00
We are in a motorhome and normally stay in the A loop. This trip, "A, B, C, and D" loops were not open in early May so we had to stay in the E and F loops. I would estimate 80% of the sites in these loops are not good for larger motorhomes. They are simply not sufficiently level or sufficiently long enough. Trailers & popups would be fine, but Motorhomes don't do well when it is necessary to raise rear wheels off the ground to get level! Site leveling aside, this is a wonderful State Park - many activities to enjoy. - AndersonFamily
Jun 2015 - $24.00
Electric only; no water or sewer. This is a state park. We had senior discount. Generally clean. Seems everyone had a smoky campfire, which bothered us, but the camp host seemed to think Was normal. I am not sure we would stay here again if we could find a campground closer to location we want. - 1coloradan
May 2017 - $45.00
PROS: Situated in beautiful canyon, with loops of camping sites about a mile into the canyon, with a creek meandering through. Large lake with paddleboats. Numerous playground areas for kids. Good signage. Well maintained. CONS: Restrooms were basically outhouses, although they did have RV toilets. No sinks, just a hand sanitizing station outside of each. The approach to the park is about a mile of a narrow, winding steep one lane road -- scary in an RV. Poor Wi-Fi connection in the park. When we visited, I think we were the only visitors, although the park was about half full of year-round residents. The year-round rigs were well maintained, with landscaping, storage sheds, permanent decks, golf carts. However, we felt like intruders in a mobile home park. - Paul and Jeannette
Jul 2015 - $50.00
We are not familiar with the area at all, being from Texas. After some investigating around we chose this park for a few nights on our way to Boston. It appears to be a destination park for lots of folks and does have quite a few residents. We weren't here on a major holiday, but judging by the weekend crowd I imagine this place gets packed. We drove into Pittsburgh two days which was fine. The park is in the middle of nowhere, but the drive is scenic. All facilities worked fine. We stayed in the Red Carpet Row Section. (back-in) Really nice patio and fire ring up against a backdrop of huge trees and creek running behind. Our GPS did not have an optimal route into the park, but the GPS on our phones did. The drive into the park isn't all that treacherous. We have a 37' motorhome pulling a Honda CRV and did fine. As far as kids activities, they have it all. We did rent a boat one day and zip around the lake. There are very few grocery options around or gas stations. Owner/Manager/staff are very nice and helpful. Great place for families and kids or travelers like us. Only downfall to me was, seems everyone started making campfires around 4:00. Some smoke lingers around. - mikel
Jun 2015 - $40.00
I have never encountered a greedier campground owner.
Cons: Tiny lots - One side had a camper slide overhanging, the other had a gazebo 2' from our camper bed. No one-way loop for traffic - If your site is near the entrance you get tons of traffic from both directions. Bathhouse - Hot water costs $0.50 for five minutes. Insanity. No sign at wrong turn - GPS/Google maps/etc. send you the wrong way. The owner knows this. There is one wrong turn, which we took. We got stuck on a hill and had to be towed over it. The people that helped us out said that it happens all the time. People are constantly making that wrong turn. Entrance fee - You pay $3.75 to enter the park, THEN pay to do each individual activity. Our family paid for a pavilion for our reunion, but each attendee also had to pay to enter the park. Activities - The tube slide is advertised for age 4 and up, but the children aren't allowed to drag the tube back up the hill, flip it up the hill like a tire flip, or put it on its side and roll it up the hill. They must pick it up and carry it up the hill. What four year old can do this? Heck, what 10 yr old can do this? Also, the concession workers run the tube slide. At one point, my kids were told they were no longer allowed to slide because the worker had to go back to the concession stand. Wifi - Pretty much non-existent. Because there is no cell service at all, you're reliant on this spotty-at-best "wifi" for any sort of communication. Be prepared to walk to another area of the campground to have a strong enough signal to be able to connect.
Pros: The fire ring at the campsite was very nice. The proximity of the creek to our campsite was fun. Lots of things to do to keep kids busy if you're willing to pay extra. Multiple playgrounds (free) that are mostly newer nice ones with a few older, but still serviceable ones, mixed in.
Basically this owner will do anything and everything he can to get more money. - purpleenaj
Aug 2016 - $30.00
On PA-51, about 6 miles from the Ohio border. Turn east/south at the blinking yellow light onto OH-168, Salem Church Road then about .8 mile, turn right on Hodgson Road, then .8 mile and left into the CG.
Weekly rate $170; monthly $380. No credit/debit cards accepted; cash or check only. All electric is metered, even for daily visits ($0.11/kwh). One employee who is very friendly and helpful. Municipal access roads are sufficiently wide, maintained, asphalt but lots of ups-and-downs. Watch for one low-hanging tree on Hodgson Road. Internal roads are gravel, somewhat narrow with no overhead obstacles.
A variety of sites which are grass/gravel with mowed lawns and occasional tall trees. A few sites have patios; most have picnic tables. All sites are FHU-20/30/50, level with pedestal at the road end of the sites. Sufficient clear sky for satellite antennas. No cable TV. Fires permitted in fire rings. Well water has low, but adequate pressure and okay taste. No office store. No propane sales. Restrooms/showers are old but clean with newer fixtures but minimal privacy (score "B-"). No laundry.
Spacious, grass playground. Very nice, unheated, salt water pool. No spa. Free Wi-Fi but internet access is weak and unreliable. Verizon coverage is dismal at "½ bar." CG is in the country and is very quiet. No recycling bins. - StephenK
Aug 2016 - $30.00
We stayed for 4 days visiting relatives in the area. The campground was nice and neat. We got a shaded, pull-in site. Many of the RVs seemed as if they were seasonals and were empty. Check in was fine and the campground was easy to find and access. They only accept cash or checks, so happy we remembered the checkbook. There was a nice playground; the kids enjoyed that quite a bit. The owner lady knocked on our RV to remind us that the pool was open, but we were busy with relatives. It was nice she thought about the kids. At checkout (we were trying to leave at 9am), no one was in the office or adjacent trailer so had to call the owner's phone. Wanted someone to come read the electricity meter, but could not get a hold of anyone. Finally, at departure time, as we were pulling out, we ran into one of the attendants and he read the meter. There was no delay afterall, but didn't like that I couldn't find anyone initially. (Only $9 for 4 days for electricity.) Overall, good experience & would stay here again when visiting family in Beaver.
Initially, I was concerned about the other negative reviews and questioned booking here, but turned out fine and it was convenient. There were RULES posted rather excessively (no rugs or anything on grass, etc) around the campground, but we experienced no issues or tongue-lashings; think they just take pride in their campground. - Camping with kiddos
Jun 2014 - $30.00
We stayed here with a travel trailer and a tent. They are very unorganized and kept moving us to different sites. They don't want anything on their grass. The owners are not friendly and yelled when our truck went in the grass to make the turn into our spot. They have a swing on the playground that is apparently for handicapped kids although there is nothing indicating that. I was swinging my daughter in it and the owner came over and told me to get her out because he paid too much money for her to ruin it. They charge you extra for your electric usage on top of your nightly fee. There are no activities except bingo and there is one bath house at the front of the park. I would not camp there again. - beaglefamily24
Jan 2016 - $40.00
Everything about average. Sites were decent, seasonal campers were friendly. Roads were drivable. Staff was able to answer questions when needed - NE Ohio Camper
Aug 2012 - $25.00
Very quiet park. Very friendly staff. Wide range of sites available: from open area pull-throughs to shady seasonal sites. There is a fairly large number of seasonal campers, most units and sites appear to be very well maintained. Good TV signal via antenna and excellent Verizon cellular signal. Would definitely stay here again. - rjohnso3a
Aug 2016 - $24.00
The park is small but several sites are on the water's edge. It's an older park so the layout isn't the best for large RVs. However, we loved our visit. You can rent peddle boats and kayaks for $10/hr. There is a swimming beach, playground, and lots of docks to fish from. The staff is friendly. The view is beautiful. We didn't use the bathrooms but were told that they were very dirty. Hopefully this was just the result of a weekend that had visitors with no manners and isn't typical of the park. Our site was roomy. - Tammy7
Jun 2014 - $25.00
Campsites are a little close together but there is plenty of length for RV. Many spaces for both pull-thru and back-in. Park is very clean as were the restrooms - just old fixtures. The lake is somewhat "murky" but overall a great family place to recreate. - rnuke77
Oct 2010 - $12.00
Very nice park along a nice lake, we got one of several sites are right on the lake. There are 4 or 5 walk-in sites on the water. There are NO real trails to walk, but the park owns a 10 to 15 foot strip of land along the water and walking between the lake and private cottages is permitted. We walked about a mile and a half to the left toward the dam and saw some beautiful views. - buzzards27
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Very friendly staff, good sites. Been back several times. - Dinger
Sep 2016 - $44.00
Nice park. Love that the playground has lots of shade. Site was level. Everything worked. Staff was very polite and helpful. We plan on returning. We stayed a weekend in a travel trailer with a pull through site. Site was plenty long enough for our truck and 32' camper. - krp2nite
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Staff was nice. They showed us to our site. Our site was level. Nice pool and catch and release lake, with paddle boats to rent. We had a good fish dinner while here at the office. - deangrimmett