What to do in Camp Creek State Park

**Information provivded by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources**

Camp Creek State Park was formed from Camp Creek State Forest in 1987, when a tract of approximately 550 acres was set aside to create this recreation area. Still adjacent to the park lies Camp Creek State Forest. Consisting of nearly 5,300 acres of forest land this property is managed to demonstrate sound forest management principles through the concept of multiple-use. A hunter will find many species of game including deer, native wild turkey, ruffed grouse and a variety of small game. Camp Creek, from which these areas take their name, is one of the best stocked trout streams in the state and can offer hours of fishing enjoyment.

The park is situated just two miles off Interstate 77 at exit 20, Camp Creek State Park is an oasis for the vacationer. Whether you choose the park as a vacation site or a stop over on the way to another destination, rest assured you will find exactly what you are looking for. Surrounded by the breathtaking mountains of southern West Virginia, Camp Creek offers a chance to enjoy what state parks are all about.

Picnicing:Many picnic areas are provided for guests. From groups of two to 200, facilities are available to accomodate any size of group. Picnic areas all contain tables, fireplaces or grills, restroom facilites and drinking water.

Five picnic shelters are available for advance rental. Rentals are based on a first-come, first-served basis and can be rented the first day of each month for the following year.Rate: $65.00 per day.

For reservations, please contact the park during offices hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays or10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends from Memorial Day

Playgrounds:Playground equipment is located in each campground and near the picnic areas.

Trails:Several scenic trails are found on the park and the adjacent state forest. Trails are open to hikers, mountain bikers, and some are open for equestrian use.

Horseback Riding:35 - 40 miles of trails in the adjacent State Forest to ride. We have added horseback camp sites, visit our camping page for more details.

Hunting and Fishing:Hunting is allowed only on the state forest. Fishing is permitted throughout the park and the forest. West Virginia state hunting and/or fishing licenses with trout stamp are required for both areas. Licenses may be purchased at the park office.

Games Courts:A regulation basketball court, volleyball courts, and badminton courts are available. There are also shuffleboards and horseshoe areas throughout the park.

Camp Creek State Park is located in the southern part of West Virginia, between Beckley and Princeton. From the West Virginia turnpike, (I-77), take the Camp Creek exit 20, onto US 19 south and follow the signs less than one mile to the park access road. Remain on this road for approximately 1.5 miles until you enter Camp Creek State Park.

West Virginia experiences four distinct seasons, none of which are extreme. Temperatures in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains are somewhat more severe than the rest of the state. Generally temperatures during the winter months range from 15 to 40 degrees F. Ample snow accumulation provides for cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities. Spring brings blooming trees and shrubs to the forested regions of the state, as well as warmer temperatures. During this season, March through May, expect mild temperatures between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers are normally hot with high humidity, especially at lower elevations. Expect temperatures to range from 70 at night to 95 during the dog days of August. Fall brings cool, crisp air to West Virginia and spectacular foliage color changes. Bring a light jacket for this season, which brings temperatures between 35, at night, to 70 degrees F, during the day.

PO Box 119
Camp Creek, WV 25820

Phone: 304-425-9481

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