With its 349,000 acres of national forests and state parks, Pocahontas County abounds with great camping opportunities.
Camping in Pocahontas County is fast becoming the main outdoor recreation for visitors to the area. No matter what season you choose –spring with its brilliant wildflowers, summer with hot days and cool nights, or autumn with its blanket of saturated reds and golds – camping brings you close to Mother Nature.
With more than half of the county within the Monongahela National Forest, Pocahontas County draws thousands of visitors each year to explore the natural wonders, outstanding scenery, diverse wildlife, and vast open spaces.
In the Monongahela National Forest, a few particular areas are restricted, but for the most part you can pitch your tent almost anywhere in the forest. The maximum number of campers per site is 10 and officials request campers not stay more than 14 days at any one site. Campfires are encouraged only in existing fire rings.
Individual camp sites provide special features such as a fire ring, lantern pole, cooking grill and picnic table. Most campgrounds feature handicap-accessible vaulted toilets, pump drinking water and tent foundations.
The fees are nominal, usually $8 or less, and are paid at the volunteer fee station at the entrance to the campgrounds.