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Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground

Beckley, West Virginia


513 Ewart Ave
Beckley, West Virginia 25801
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Sites: 17
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.78362
Longitude: -81.19714

Elevation: 2390' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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34 Reviews

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Very steep Incline to get into the campground. Campground is on a hill above the Coal Mine Exhibition. Mostly long termers. Small campground. Staff very friendly. Bathroom/Shower was small and needs to be updated, painted and cleaned. Sites for in and out people were gravel and no shade. Sewer was located directly behind the site, so hose had to be at an angle to get to it. It was an adequate place to stay to visit the coal mine exhibit, which was excellent! We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Coal Mine Exhibit was very good. Give yourself time to do the underground tour and buildings. Staff were very friendly. Be sure to go and visit New River Gorge Bridge. Go to visitors center, then drive down to the bottom.

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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

As previously stated, the roads going in are narrow and a little steep. An older city run park, that was just okay. Convenient to Beckley. Sites are not that long, our 30' fifth wheel was OK with room to spare. Bath and showers were old and not very clean, we didn't use them. Water and sewer hook-ups were at the back of the site bring extra hose and sewer hose. 30 Amp electric. We would stay there again, due the location. Fire ring too close to RV to use. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

This is a city park with full hook ups. You have to travel a couple of miles from I-64 on some narrow streets and sometimes steep streets which would not make this an easy on and off. However, the streets are paved and don't have a lot of traffic. Very doable. We have a Ram dually and a 31' foot 5th wheel and had no problems at all. This park has back in spots and didn't have trees at the road making backing in easier. There were only 6 out of 17 spots occupied being mostly 5th wheels and only one motorhome on the night we were there. We visited the coal mine tour by walking from our site to the tour and museum. We only got ABC and PBS on OTA TV due to the hills. The park was well maintained as the city crews were blowing leaves from the sites. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The coal mine tour was very interesting. The tickets were discounted to $14 instead of $20 each because we stayed at the campground. It was a short walk from our camp site to the tour and we never had to disconnect our 5th wheel. The toll from Beckley to Charleston on I-64 was only $5.00 for our truck and 5th wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We maneuvered in driving a 42 foot Class A. Disconnect your tow vehicle before coming up the hill. The street you turn on (Ewart) says "no trucks" which kind of spooked us -- it was passable but it's tight and there are longing hanging tree branches to contend with. The first site we were assigned was impossible to back into it as a large oak prevented the correct angle to needed to back in. The second one was better but it took going back and forth several times to get the right angle to auto-level. Power advertised as 30, but we got 20. We needed an extra long sewer hose as the connection is all the way of the back corner of the site. Once it, it was delightful. Shady, exercises trails, and literally next door to the coal museum. Would recommend it, but exercise patience and caution if you're in a big rig. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is the kind of campground we love! It's small, wooded, quiet, and picturesque. If you need things for the kids, there's a small playground in the campground. A city park with a large pool and big playground are next door to the mine exhibit. There are only 17 sites here and they are all back-ins. They are pretty narrow, but we have a 33' motorhome and had no trouble. There are several rigs larger than ours here. The showers are dated, but are clean and have lots of hot water. They give you a code for the bathrooms. Be careful on the city road into the mine exhibit, since it is narrow and there are power poles right on the edge! You should check in at the Mine Museum office and unhook your toad there. The road up to the campground has one sharp, steep curve but it's manageable. Good Verizon signal. We enjoyed our stay! We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed the tour of the mine. The mine town buildings are beautifully restored, and the docents are well-informed. You get $1 off for being in the campground. Drive north to the New River Bridge and also to Thurmond, an abandoned railroad town. The road to Thurmond is winding and narrow, so be careful!

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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

A city owned campground built in the mid-60s but well kept up. At some sites it would be hard to get level. Getting to the campground is an adventure in itself. All roads in are narrow and steep. My gps picked the worst of three ways in. We took a better way out. The drive in to the campground itself is very steep and only one way at a time. Make sure there is not someone coming out when you want to go in. Once here it is a pleasant setting. Satillite tv will not work from most sites due to trees. Only PBS from ota antenna. It is tight getting into your site. For just an overnight we would probably try elsewhere but if you want to go to the coal mine and other nearby attractions this would be a good place. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Coal Mine and buildings. Guides are very knowledgeable and interesting. Nearby is New River Gorge. We enjoyed the town and people we met.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed her for 2 nights over Labor Day weekend. We were in WV from NC for some off-road riding at Burning Rock Adventure Park. The Burning Rock Campground was full so I did a search of nearby campgrounds and this place came up. It was only an easy 20 minutes away. We enjoyed the quiet surroundings and the large trees providing great share. Attendant that checked us in was very pleasant and helpful. The roads to the campground in was narrow but we had no problems navigating with our 55 long feet trailer pickup combination. The turn in was sharp but plenty of room to maneuver. The hill was a hill but it was short and not as bad as expected. Friday night of Labor Day the park was about half full. We would stay here again. The mine are looked interesting but we were not around during operating hours. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
5
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

When pulling in stop on the entry road before making the turn to the attendants office as you may need to back up from that location to get to your site.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Enjoyed the coolness. In the shade. However, the door of our rig opened onto a hill. Not room to walk easily around the camper. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 3
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Must visit the Coal Exhibition Museum and take the tour of underground coal mine. Also need to go Tamarack, a shop with all kinds of local artist goods. Very beautiful in itself.

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Review Count: 166
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This cash only, 17-site campground is part of a community run park. There is an exhibition coal mine and miners village as part of the same park a short walk from the campground. The coal mine runs underneath the park and campground. We arrived just at night fall and got the last campsite. They only have staff on-site between 6-9:30 at night. Arrive earlier and you need to check in at the exhibition coal mine store. The unused campsites are chained off and ours was unlocked for us as we checked in. Our site was not level at all. You drive through town to get to the campground. The final roads are narrow, and a previous reviewer was correct, there is a sharp right turn to get to the campground road. Be careful not to take out the poorly placed telephone pole on the corner. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Staff very nice. Park very nice. Clean. Level asphalt sites. But, entering off street is tricky. It is a single lane drive. You're coming off the main road so you can only get a slow start then you have to make an immediate 90 and then proceed up a very tall hill. Now that we are here we will enjoy our stay. But won't be able to come back. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park and store for shopping. A little hilly but no problem backing into our space. Neat restored village and mine tour. We would stay here again. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Tour the mine by tram. Neat shops downtown. Walmart and many more nearby.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Very winding and difficult road to get to park. The road up to the park is only wide enough for one rig at a time. Don't know what they do if one is leaving as one is coming in. Sites very close together. Don't think we will be back here again! We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

What a great find! Small campground, check-in is a bit hard to find (is in the mining exhibit office) but worth the effort! They have a fantastic exercise trail that is wonderful to walk if you are neither young nor fit ; ) There is a great water park adjacent and a nice little playground. The sites are back in, but easy, level and up in the trees. Great value, quiet and lovely. What more could you ask for? We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very small campground in Beckley, WV and a good place for overnight or several day stay. The attendants on duty at 5:30 pm were very nice and helpful. The only drawback in my opinion is the very, very steep hill to come up and back down when you leave. Make sure you call ahead to find out how to enter the campground as it is near impossible for a large rig to make a right turn into the cg road, which is not very well marked. You have to go to the daytime office which is at the Beckley Mine to pay in the daytime and to turn around so you can enter from the left. The Beckley Exhibition Mine is a must see and do. Very well displayed and a great underground tour of the now closed coal mine. Lots of information about what coal miners dealt with and how they lived. Very informative. There are very few campgrounds in this area and we were lucky to find this little gem in most respects. We would stay here again. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This city owned park is adjacent to the city pool and playground and is associated with the coal mine tours and museum. It is an interesting area. The comments about entry roads and sharp turns have merit, so if those kinds of things bother you, I'd suggest you stay elsewhere. We managed with truck and 30 TT but had to go into 4 wheel drive to get up the final hill and turn. Sites are very narrow as well but plenty long. We found it to be very quiet. May stay here again. We camped at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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