Camp Creek State Park
Camp Creek State Park
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.
Many picnic areas are provided for guests. From groups of two to 200, facilities are available to accommodate any size of group. Picnic areas all contain tables, fireplaces or grills, restroom facilities 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.
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. There are 35 - 40 miles of trails in the adjacent State Forest to ride.
Playground equipment is located in each campground and near the picnic areas. A regulation basketball court, volleyball courts, and badminton courts are available. There are also shuffleboards and horseshoe areas throughout the park.
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.
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