Audra State Park RV & Campground Guide
Audra State Parkis a heavily wooded area in West Virginia that is divided by the Middle Fork River in southwestern Barbour County and Upshur County. The park is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast with its natural beauty of clear, clean waters of the Middle Fork River and its surroundings. The rock overhangs provide a picture-perfect backdrop and wonderful view of the popular rhododendron thickets and various pine, maple, and oak trees. This habitat is the home of many animals, including squirrels, white-tailed deer, and various bird species. Cities located near the state park are Buckhannon, Belington, and Philippi.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Audra State Park
Camping is always a fun and enjoyable activity for the whole family. Staying in an RV will always mean you'll have a comfortable bed, a private bathroom, and a kitchen that you can fully stock your favorite foods and snacks. If you have not yet experienced the RV lifestyle, try it out by renting an RV from RVshare.
Camp Morning Wood
Camp Morning Wood is a fairly new campground loaded with opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities. They are located on the Middle Fork River midway between Elkins and Buckhannon, about 1.8 miles off Route 33. The campground is a 50-amp full hookup RV facility with some sites located along the river. Hiking, biking, kayaking, tubing, and canoeing are a few activities campers can do here. Pets are also welcome. Set rates are $25 daily and $600 monthly.
Smokey Bottom Campground
Smokey Bottom Campground is just about 23 miles from the state park. Each RV site offers frost-free city water, 30-amp and 50-amp electric, and sewer hookups. You'll have access to free Wi-Fi, a 1,000-foot native stream, and a woodland forest. This pet-friendly campground sits near local attractions such as Spruce Knob Lake, Seneca Caverns, and Gandy Dancer Theatre. RV sites start at $40 per night for a party of four.
Pegasus Farm Campground
Pegasus Farm Campground is nestled between the county airport and valley farmland on the western mountainside. Partial- and full-hookup RV sites are available in certain sections of the campground. The Chenowith Creek runs through the campground and has chubs, native trout, and smallmouth bass. RV rates start at $39.75 per night.
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What to Do at
Audra State Park
Inside Audra State Park
Inside Audra State Park, you'll have the chance to enjoy a relaxing picnic at your campsite or picnic shelter. Hiking in the park is easy when you follow the 2.7-mile Alum Creek and Cave Trail. It has a boardwalk that winds below the Alum Cave overhang for a spectacular view of the Middle Fork River. Take to the river for some water recreation such as fishing, boating, or swimming. Enjoy a bike ride along the trail, camp, or take part in a geocaching experience.
Outside Audra State Park
The fun really never ends since there is so much to see and do outside of the state park and its surrounding areas. These charming cities have fabulous places to have a delicious meal and unique stores for getting the essentials, a gift, or souvenir to take back with you. The area surrounding Audra State Park has no shortage of historical sites, wildlife preserves, and museums. These places will allow you to learn more about the surrounding cities' history and wildlife in this area.
When dining at Dianne's Restaurant, you can expect to have great service, a cozy atmosphere, and homemade food at a great price. Hamburgers and the grilled chicken salad are a few popular menu items.
Location: 7447 Barbour County Highway, Belington, WV 26250
Stop at this hometown restaurant for delicious, made-to-order pizza, breadsticks, chicken wings, and so much more. Salads are also available as a healthy side choice.
Type: American, Italian
Location: 101 Crim Avenue, Belington, WV 26250
Philippi Inn provides home-cooked food at a reasonable price with good serving portions. You can expect homemade rolls, cream pies, and healthy food options.
Location: 14914 Barbour County Highway, Philippi, WV 26416
Barb's Family Restaurant offers good old-fashioned fried chicken, stuffed peppers, baked steak, and plenty of sides for a complete delicious meal.
Location: 56 Morgantown Pike, Belington, WV 26250
Medallion Restaurant is the perfect place to pick up a delicious breakfast with blueberry pancakes, omelets, or sausage gravy. There is also a lunch buffet and salad bar that opens at 11 a.m.
Location: 12 South Main Street, Philippi, WV 26416
Shop' N Save Express is the closest grocery store to the state park where you can get all your food supply needs. Fresh bakery items are made daily, and the produce comes from local farms.
Location: 806 Crim Avenue, Belington, WV 26250
Dollar General is a discount store that offers products at a lower price. You can find apparel, electronics, personal care items, and toys at this store. Food and beverages are also available here.
Location: Two Swamp Lane, Philippi, WV 26416
Stop by Mountain Top Music Shop to pick up a musical instrument to play at your campsite. There is a large selection of musical novelties and gifts to be found in the shop.
Location: 25 Oriole Lane, Belington, WV 26250
Sports N Spokes has bikes for road racing, off-road mountain trails, and leisure riding for all ages. This bike shop also sells accessories for bikes and does repairs. You can choose from various sports apparel, including warm-up jackets, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and more.
Location: 306 North Walnut Street, Philippi, WV 26416
Family Dollar has low-priced items that include toys, discounted groceries, and personal care supplies. You also find great deals on kitchen essentials, seasonal items, and laundry supplies.
Location: 121 North Crim Avenue, Belington, WV 26250
Teter Creek Lake Wildlife Management Area sits about six miles northeast of Belington in Barbour County, West Virginia. It consists of 137 acres of property to explore with a boat launch ramp and a challenging fisherman trail. The lake provides great catches of trout and warm-water fish.
Location: Belington, WV 26250
Located in the historic Darden Mill in Elkins, the West Virginia Railroad Museum sits alongside the train tracks where you can learn the history of the railways. There are very few parking options at the museum, but street parking is also available. An admission fee of $5 is required for those 13 and older to enter the museum.
Location: Two Railroad Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241
The spacious enclosures at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center allow the animals to interact with their environment. Visitors will learn a realistic and factual understanding of West Virginia's wildlife, including the animals' history, biology, and instinct toward humans. Along the wheelchair-accessible 1.25-mile trail through the mature hardwood forest, you'll be able to view the woodland animals that live here.
Location: 163 Wildlife Road, French Creek, WV 26218
Adaland Mansion offers historical tours from the beginning of May to the end of December. The mansion was originally constructed in the late 1800s along the rolling hills of Barbour County. It has since been restored with keeping all of its authenticity and features homemade brick and walnut woodwork. Tours include the barn, gift shop, and mansion house; the patio, pavilion, and dining rooms are all handicapped accessible.
Location: 324 Mansion Drive, Philippi, WV 26416
The Carrollton Covered Bridge was constructed in 1856 to provide a way to cross over the Buckhannon River in Barbour County. This historic bridge has a patented arch design that was restored in 1963 and 2002 to strengthen the structure for continued use. It was restored again in 2017 after it caught on fire from arson. The bridge is 140 feet by 9 inches long and 16 feet wide, making it the longest and third-oldest surviving bridge in West Virginia.
Location: Volga, WV 26238
How to Get to
Audra State Park
Coming from Buckhannon, take US-33 East/US-48 East for 8.6 miles and then take a left onto Mount Nebo Road, which eventually becomes Handy Camp/Mount Nebo. Go for a little over a mile and then turn left onto CO Route 10. Follow it for about 1.6 miles and continue onto Swamp Run Road. Follow Swamp Run Road for 2.1 miles and then take a right onto Audra Park Road. Audra State Park will be on the left.
Entering Audra State Park
Audra State Park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Entry fee : $0
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