Camping in West Virginia: Experience the New River Gorge

The rugged New River Gorge National River in West Virginia travels through deep canyons and picturesque mountains. Along the New River you will find spectacular waterfalls, amazing views, and limitless adventures. This park was established in 1978 and encompasses 53 acres of the New River and 70,000 beautiful acres of ancient forests, wetlands, diverse fauna, and rare wildlife.

Camping Along the New River Gorge National River

30059256 - view of the new river from hawk's nest state park, west virginia.

Because this is one of the oldest rivers on Earth and the setting is absolutely stunning, it’s definitely worth it to plan a camping trip to West Virginia and experience the beauty and awesome recreation for yourself.

Berry’s Campground in Hinton, WV, is nestled within the New River Gorge National River Park. Campers can choose from 20 stunning RV and tent sites along the banks of the river and enjoy amenities like hot showers, clean restrooms, and wireless internet.

Berrys Campground

If you’re looking for adventure, you will find it at Berry’s! The campground offers river tubes, rubber duckys, canoes, and kayak rentals as well as guided and non-guided fishing trips. Gorgeous Sandstone Falls, the largest waterfall on New River, is only minutes from the campground

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Source: NPS

On land you have opportunities for rock climbing, hiking, biking, and scenic drives as well as the option to explore some really interesting historical places. Nearby you will find two ghost towns, Thurmond and Nuttallburg, and the tiny town of Prince which still has an operating railroad depot. Less than an hour from the campground you will find Babcock State Park, home to the much photographed grist mill. Or, if you’re feeling brave, head to the iconic New River Gorge Bridge and walk along the catwalk 876 feet above the river.

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Source: NPS – Thurmond Ghost Town

Regardless of the kind of outdoor recreation you enjoy, whether it be fishing, hunting, or whitewater rafting, you will find something to love about the New River Gorge area.

Plan Your West Virginia Camping Trip

Learn more about Berry’s Campground on Camp Native, book your campsite, and start planning your West Virginia camping trip!

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Jessica is a freelance writer. She resides in Minnesota with her husband, daughter dog, and 4 cats. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking.