Great location in a beautiful area. Small park without many amenities. Quiet. Friendly owners. No pool or playground. Has a clean, modern bathhouse. Lots of trees. Only problem was an uneven concrete pad, and we had to hook up our camper to the tow vehicle while standing in a big puddle from the previous night's rain. Most campsites were very large. We would stay here again. We camped at Rifrafters Campground in a Tent Trailer.
Tips for other Campers:
The New River Gorge is a beautiful area and a must-see.
Friendly and helpful camp host. Small campground but very near New River Gorge attractions. Quiet at night. Saw several big rigs but may need to check with camp host to ensure your unit can get in the available spots. Entry road is a little steep but should not cause a problem for most rigs. $40/night was rate, seemed a little high but not sure what the other local campgrounds were charging. Cable TV worked great, but need to check since a few sites don't have cable at the site. Good shade for most sites. WiFi worked OK some of time. We usually used our smartphone hot spot for internet access. Most sites are back-in. We camped at Rifrafters Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a small campground very near the New River Gorge. All sites were filled on Memorial Day weekend, so it was noisy with lots of children. There is good water pressure in the bath house with nice shower heads. Our site did not get the advertised wi-fi, but temporarily parking near the bath house gave good wi-fi signal. We camped at Rifrafters Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $40.00
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 at Rifrafters Campground 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 at Rifrafters Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $30.00
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 at Rifrafters Campground 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 at Rifrafters Campground 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 at Rifrafters Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $37.00
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 at Rifrafters Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice campground with lots of trees which were very well maintained. Right down the road from rivermen white water rafting, which is perfect. Very nice sites We camped at Rifrafters Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $31.00
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 at Rifrafters Campground 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 at Rifrafters Campground 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 at Rifrafters Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2005 - $20.00
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 at Rifrafters Campground in a Motorhome.