Audra State Park RV & Campground Guide

West Virginia

Audra State Park is a serene natural area located in northern West Virginia, approximately 40 miles south of Morgantown. The park consists of a heavily wooded area bisected by the Middle Fork River and provides a gorgeous setting for all kinds of outdoor recreation. Audra State Park is home to several miles of scenic hiking trails and offers great opportunities for activities like biking, boating, fishing, and wildlife viewing. The park also boasts a well-maintained campground, several playgrounds, and a covered picnic shelter. Audra State Park has a fairly mild climate with quite a bit of snowfall during the winter and sporadic rainfall throughout the year.

Nearby Cities:

  • Morgantown, WV

  • Bridgeport, WV

  • Elkins, WV

  • Weston, WV

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Spring 30-71 F
Summer 56-82 F
Fall 35-68 F
Winter 18-45 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Audra State Park

Campground Accommodations

Audra State Park Campground

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No (except near the office)

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 30 feet

  • Other amenities: Bathhouse, camp store, BBQ grills, dump station, drinking water, campground host, campsite tables, available firewood, fire pit, fire rings, laundry, group pavilion, restrooms with flush toilets, showers, trash collection, ranger station, picnic tables

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

Audra State Park is most known for its natural beauty, and if you're seeking a relaxing day at the park, you can enjoy a picnic lunch under the covered shelter or on the banks of the Middle Fork River. You could also explore the park while watching for some of the over 160 bird species that inhabit the area. For visitors who want to get active, Audra State Park features multiple nature trails that are perfect for hiking and biking. While navigating these trails, keep an eye open for the area's diverse collection of wildlife. Many visitors to the park head over to the Middle Fork River for an afternoon of fishing, kayaking, or canoeing. If you're at the park with the whole family, you could even take the little ones over to the on-site wading pool to cool off.

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. 

Fishing Fishing

Audra State Park is a great destination for fishing. Anglers can head to either the Middle Fork River or Teter Creek Lake, where they can reel in trout, bass, and bluegill. Remember, you'll need to have a West Virginia fishing license before casting your line.

Geocaching Geocaching

Geocaching is permitted at Audra State Park, and there are several caches to be found in the area.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

You'll have an excellent shot at observing some of the local wildlife while spending time in Audra State Park. Some of the most common land animals spotted in the park include beavers, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, foxes, and chipmunks. Many interesting bird species inhabit the area as well, including bald eagles, blue jays, northern cardinals, broad-winged hawks, and many others.

Stargazing Stargazing

West Virginia has many fantastic stargazing destinations, and Audra State Park is certainly one of them. If you're lucky enough to be in the park at night, be sure to take advantage of the exceptionally dark skies.

Flora and Fauna

In addition to the park's diverse wildlife, Audra State Park has a lovely collection of plants. While exploring the park, you'll encounter thickets of rhododendrons as well as numerous oak, maple, and pine trees.

Hiking Hiking

Hiking is a very popular activity at Audra State Park, and one trail you'll want to check out is the Alum Creek and Cave Trail. This trail includes a boardwalk and offers gorgeous views of the Middle Fork River. In certain areas, the route also provides river access for those who want to wade in the water.


If you want to spend time out on the water, you can take your kayak or canoe out into the Middle Fork River. There is an easy put-in spot for the river located at the park's bridge. Some sections of the river include rapids, so it's important to be cautious.

Swimming Swimming

Audra State Park is a fantastic destination if you're looking to cool off with a swim on a hot summer day. The park features a designated swimming area for the Middle Fork River, which is open to visitors between April and October. There is also a public bathhouse located very close to the swimming area.


Although most explorers stay on foot, there are trails around Audra State Park that are suitable for biking.

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How to Get to
Audra State Park

Audra State Park is located about six miles east of US-119 and approximately 11 miles northeast of Buckhannon, WV. To reach the park from Buckhannon, head north on US-119 until you come to Audra Park Roadd. Turn right, and follow Audra Park Rd until it takes you into the state park.

Entering Audra State Park

Audra State Park offers free admission and also has free parking available.

Audra State Park Entry fee : $0.0

Audra State Park offers excellent opportunities for families looking to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery as well as adventurers who want to have some active fun in the great outdoors.

Frequently Asked Questions About Audra State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Audra State Park?

Generally, the summer is the ideal time to visit Audra State Park, but any time between the late spring and early fall should be lovely. During the summer months, the park will be at its warmest, providing beautiful weather for outdoor recreation. However, it may be a bit less humid with less chance of rain if you wait until late August or September.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Audra State Park?

Audra State Park is home to numerous wildlife species, including squirrels, chipmunks, white-tailed deer, foxes, raccoons, groundhogs, rabbits, weasels, bald eagles, broad-winged hawks, blue jays, and more than 155 other avian species.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Audra State Park?

Yes. Of the 67 total campsites in the Audra State Park Campground, 13 are designated RV campsites with electrical hookups. The other campsites can accommodate RVs, but they don't come equipped with any hookups.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Audra State Park and what is the cost?

If you're visiting the campground between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you can reserve a campsite online, and there may be a small fee. However, the campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis both before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. The campground is open to visitors only between April and October.

Are pets allowed at Audra State Park?

Yes, Audra State Park is a pet-friendly area. However, in all West Virginia state parks, pets must always be kept on leashes of no more than 10 feet. Additionally, you'll need to bring certificates of vaccination for your pets to enter the park. There are also designated pet relief areas around the park that should be used whenever possible.