4 Parks near Hillsboro, West Virginia
Mar 2015 - $1.00
My wife and I drove down for a long weekend to do some spring trout fishing. Long story short, campground was closed despite what the website said. The receptionist never answered the phone even when I called her from the pay phone outside of the main lodge. I will never go to this park again. The best part, the park ranger at Droop Mountain told me they have been having problems with their staff for some time. Fortunately, he let me boondock and plug-in. - HikingRooster
Aug 2013 - $30.00
Another campground that is difficult to rate. We loved being on the Greenbrier Trail so we could hop on our bikes and take off. The nature of the WV mountains were gorgeous. However, the park was less than 25% full the days we were there just prior to Labor Day and most sites were marked reserved. Reserved for whom? Long drive in and long drive out, but very scenic. We are glad we stopped but might camp at another trailhead next time. Trail was great though. We were in River Bend section. - busyteach
Jun 2011 - $20.00
This State Park is a gem. There are two campgrounds, Riverside and Beaver Creek. We stayed at Riverside which is on the Greenbrier River. Everything is kept-up and in working order. The bathrooms are clean and the showers work well. There are two dish washing stations at each bath house with lots of hot water available. The Greenbrier rail-trail is 1.5 miles from Riverside Campground. A steep one mile trail winds it's way from the campground up the mountainside through Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel thickets to a lovely overlook of the surrounding mountains. The Greenbrier River is clean, clear, shallow and ideal for leisurely tubing or canoeing. There are enough hiking, biking, and water activities within a few miles to keep a person busy all summer. We will return to this spot. - geysergazer
Jun 2016 - $16.00
Most sites are fairly level, and sites are large, with a base of fine gravel that drains water well. Water sites do not have electricity. Sites are a little tight together, except the water sites (which also have the best view). Most water sites are fairly low to the water and have a trail to the water for access to kayaks/canoes and boats. saw lots of folks fishing, but did not see any catching!
This CG is being operated by a contractor; they were very hospitable and did a good job.
The loop 2 bath house is nice and has private rooms for both bathrooms and shower facilities. I think the other loops have conventional shower stalls.
This is a pretty mountain lake, ideal for the "rustic" camper with an old growth forest and lots of wildlife. Seems like there were always birds chirping, squirrels barking and other wildlife sounds.
If a remote camping experience is what you seek, this CG is for you; if not, go somewhere else. There is no TV reception, very limited radio reception, no cell phone service except maybe text capabilities in one or two areas in the CG, and no weather radio reception. Satellite is very spotty because of a heavy canopy of trees.
I would rate this CG higher than "average" if it were not for the long difficult access roads. The roads are adequate for a camping unit of moderate length. But, for a class A or long fifth wheel unit, the route in is just not pleasant. Between the fairly narrow roads, hills, tight turns, fast logging trucks, low hanging limbs and rain at the time, it was not a very enjoyable trip in for us. If you do go, follow the directions on the website to find the CG signs. Do not use a GPS exclusively. - Bama Camper
Aug 2015 - $25.00
This is a US Forest Service campground on Lake Moomaw in Virginia. We stayed in Loop #1 site 19 which has 30 amp electric but no water or serwer. The drinking water tap is only about 100' from the site so I was able to hook up a hose to refill my water tank. The site is relatively level, I needed about 2" of lift on the curb side. Everything in this loop was clean and neat and very quiet (we were there during the week), the restrooms were clean as were the showers. You can't see the lake from the upper loop, but if you want to really rough it (no electric) the lower loop sites are all waterfront. The lake and surrounding area are absolutely beautiful, with mountains totally surrounding the lake. There is a beautiful sandy beach, about a mile away, (no life gaurds) and the water is clean, sandy bottomed and warm. There is a marina where you can launch and retrieve boats, but no gas is available. There is no additional charge for the use of these facilities if you are a camper.
We went by way of I64 to 252 which turns into Rt 42 which takes you to Millboro where you get RT 39 to Warm Springs and the Rt 39 and Rt 220 intersection. Route 42 had only one stretch of fairly steep twisty road (5-10 miles) but the rest was pretty easy. Route 39 (after the 220 intersection) on the other hand has a very steep, up and down, and very twisty (multiple hairpins) stretch to the Rt 600 intersetion. I suggest taking Rt. 687 (Jackson River Turnpike) which avoids the climb and descent. It will turn to dirt for about 3 miles but the road is in good shape. It has no guard rails and there are some pretty good drop offs and narrow spots. Decide for yourself which is best for you.
When you get to the camprground there is nobody in the booth at the entrance, just go to your site and the campground "host" will come to your site and check you in. - scjenk
Nov 2011 - $20.00
If you want an escape from phone, TV, etc then this is the place. Only one radio station available. It was difficult to find a site that I could level out. Had it been during the busy season I would not have been able to change my spot. This was definitely off season with less than 5 campers there. Only one campground open. Hunting season open and Forest Service employee recommended to not go into woods without bright reflective clothing. Lake level is down almost 20 feet but there were some boats out there. I felt too isolated after 4 nights and left one day early. Nice facility but because of isolation I will probably not return. - obxblond
May 2016 - $6.00
Small campground with no amenities except a dump station that is not accessible by big rigs. Note: NO water except a hand pump, so come with full tank. A shallow river runs directly behind sites. Supposed to be good fishing, kids love to play in it.
Site 2 was all grass, no shade, huge, and level. It would be a problem for big rigs if the ground was wet. Sites 1-9 work for big rigs, site 9 has best shade but is across from the only pit toilet. No smell, just high traffic. Most sites might be a challenge to level.
Absolutely beautiful area. Green, green and more green. Pretty intense driving, narrow roads, no shoulders, logging trucks. No AT&T or Verizon at all. - bobcovey
Jul 2015 - $50.00
This campground is hard to rate because it depends on your likes. It is very rustic with full hookups. Due to the location there is no Wi-Fi or Phone reception. This is true for the whole area due to where it is at. The owner is very nice and actually came down to the town looking for us as we were much later than we told him. If you want to get away and truly relax then this is the place to be. The drive from I-81 is not for the faint of heart, especially in a larger 39' DP with toad. This is a great location for base to travel mountains roads in a sports car or motorcycles. We would go again if we have a smaller RV. - jimnina