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7 RV Parks near Marlinton, West Virginia
Jun 2018 - $24.00
At one time, many years ago, Watoga used to be a beautiful campground. It is now run down and out of date. It was a huge disappointment to us. However, the store there is wonderful. It has a great restaurant and rentals for fun on the river. The area is gorgeous. The people who own it are super. - jtay
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
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
May 2006 - $20.00
Was tent camping this time for a weekend. Bathrooms were a disgrace, only one toilet worked in womens room and none in the mens room men had to come in to womens to use toilet. Only one shower in each bathroom for the whole campground. Was camping with a group and we unintentionally over paid the owner Harry by several hundred dollars. He made himself really scarce so this could not be rectified prior to us leaving. In repeated attempts to call the campground later, the man that the check was given to was 'mysteriously' not there. Once when the phone was answered (maybe by him) He refused to say that it was him and even refused to say that it was Whitaker campground even though the phone log showed plainly that the number dialed was the campground number and it was the number that had been dialed prior with success. No wonder this campground does not get written up in the major rv campground books. - Cheryl Pauley
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
May 2010 - $10.00
This is one of many primitive campgrounds located in the George Washington National Forest. A one-lane gravel loop with thirty back-in sites with mostly level gravel parking pads. Self registration, no hookups, no showers, vault toilets, heavy woods, most campers seemed to be locals, very quiet and rustic. There is a dump station located near the exit. A number of water faucets are located around the loop but you may hold up the minimal traffic here as you fill your water tank. Water was brown and a notice said it was borderline safe for consumption. We used this place for an overnight stop although it is a forty-five minute drive north from I-64 over narrow and steep winding roads. Best to stay a while and enjoy the hiking and fishing in the area. I would have given a higher rating if the water quality had been better. - CDB
May 2018 - $20.00
This is the place to come to disconnect. Electric site only, water and dump station were a disconnect away. Bathrooms were clean, though we only used the composting toilet. Nice walk around the campground. Hosts were great, but they weren't supplied regularly with firewood and the reservation system is antiquated making it difficult to extend a stay. ***WARNING: I didn't read other commenters posts about only arriving via Route 39 and NOT USING GPS, but you really should!!! The sign "RV's and towing Not Recommended" coming from the other direction is terribly understated. The road is tortuous and tight with cliff on one side and a drop off on the other. We came face to face with a truck hauling a boat coming the other way and had 6 inches before we went off of the cliff.*** - Sawbonz
Sep 2017 - $22.00
Bolar Mountain is off the beaten path in a great way! Very nice campground with paved roads and sites on the lake. As with anything in the VA/WV mountains, take your time on lots of twisty roads, but it's worth it. Don't expect to use electronic communications, no cell, tv, or even radio. You are down in a valley between two ridges and nothing gets in but sunshine! On a clear night the stars are endless however. - Dale-from-NC
May 2017 - $17.00
This is an update to a review I posted a couple of years ago. Since that time the campgrounds management has been turned over to a new contractor (Royal Elk) and from what we saw they aren't doing such a hot job of hiring campground host's. We arrived in in loop 3 at 4PM and the Host showed up at my trailer at 9PM to finally check us in, and didn't know if she had already checked us in!! We were camped there for 4 days and saw the Host's twice during that time and no one cleaned the showers or rest rooms during that time. The men's room is down to one toilet and one sink as the other 2 are broken. Fortunately there were very few campers so things didn't get too bad in the restrooms. Additionally, in my earlier review I suggested taking a short cut via Jackson River Turnpike and Richardson Gorge Road. DO NOT GO THIS ROUTE if you are towing or driving an RV. There is a section where part of the road has washed out and there is a tree down blocking part of the road. Going this way was never for the faint of heart as it is dirt and very narrow most of the way and if you meet someone it can be nerve wracking. - scjenk
Aug 2018 - $16.00
This is a US forest Service campground, so its pretty bare bones. There is one electric site and one "Double" Electric Site. All others are no hookups. They also do not have a dump station. The bath house is nice and clean, Showers are individual room type showers, With super nice shower heads that are adjustable to 4 different spray patterns. The bathrooms are normal group style bathrooms with mirrors and hot and cold water, flush toilets. The campsites are all within sight of the Anthony Creek, there is a swimming area on the creek that is like a spa pool built out of stone walls from the CCC. I suspect the water is very refreshing ! (COLD) - GoingNoWhereFast
Aug 2016 - $16.00
This is in the middle of the National Radio Quiet Zone, hence no Wi-Fi. Just a simple open, grass-covered field, with about 40 sites for RVs. Not all sites have sewer or 50 amp service, but there are enough of each to meet the demands of travelers. The website is a bit out of date as the restaurant closed 3 years ago. Reservations are via phone and I suggest calling after 5pm to reach someone directly. If you are into astronomy, this is a wonderful place to visit. The sky is absolutely black as there are very few lights to obscure night views of the sky. The observatory is open 7 days per week and offers a guided bus tour once a day. Worth stopping. - Dunwoodyradio