Camp Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide

West Virginia

In southern West Virginia, Camp Creek State Park was a campsite for military soldiers during the Civil War and was also previously part of the 6,000-acre Camp Creek State Forest. The state established the area as an outdoor recreation destination in 1987. Campbell Falls and Mash Falls are among the most popular natural attractions in the park. Mash Fork, one of the park's creeks and campgrounds, was named after the mash created from corn during illicit moonshine production in the area's past. In addition to the many trails, picnic areas, and other amenities that the park offers, you may run across several historic cemeteries located throughout the grounds. Nearby Cities • Princeton, WV • Athens, WV • Ghent, WV • Shady Spring, WV

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Spring 37-77 F
Summer 63-88 F
Fall 37-80 F
Winter 28-50 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Camp Creek State Park

Mash Fork Campground • Water hook-up: Yes • Electrical hook-up: Yes • Sewer hook-up: Yes • Wi-Fi: No • Pet-friendly: Yes • Max RV length: 41 feet • Other amenities: Heated bathhouse, picnic table, playground, fire ring, grill, gift shop, coin-operated laundry room

Mash Fork Campground

Mash Fork Campground is the modern RV camping facility at Camp Creek State Park. The campground offers 26 RV back-in campsites. Mash Fork Campground handles RVs up to 40 feet in length and provides adequate room for the deployment of slide-outs. Of the 26 sites, nine offer electrical hook-ups only, eight offer electricity and water, and nine provide full hookups. The main road through the park and all the camping pads are surfaced with asphalt.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30 and 50 amps

  • Sewer Hook-up: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Restrooms with flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, warm showers, dump station, laundry facility

  • Fee: $16 to $33 per night

Brushcreek Falls RV Resort

Located 17 miles south of Camp Creek, Brushcreek Falls RV Resort provides 52 RV campsites, 13 of which are pull-through. The resort offers a swimming pool, a splash pad, a Go-Kart racetrack, and a gem-mining operation, making it a perfect overnight stay when you are traveling with children. A camp store provides all the necessities for the camping life, including fresh produce, sunscreen, and bug spray. The resort provides a playground for kids and an arcade for those a bit older.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30 and 50 amp

  • Sewer Hook-up: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Restrooms with flush toilets, warm showers, fire rings, picnic tables, dump station, laundry facility

  • Fee: $40 to $60 per night

Pipestem Resort State Park

Just 23 miles east of Camp Creek, Pipestem Resort State Park offers 86 RV campsites, 25 of which are pull-throughs. Every site is 20 feet in width, leaving plenty of room for any slide-outs your rig may support. While the back-in sites are 45 feet in length, the pull-through sites are 50 feet long, and the road and campsite pads are asphalted. Located alongside Bluestone River Gorge, this resort offers plenty of action for anglers, a series of zip lines, hiking and biking trails, and rock climbing. The resort includes a water park with splash pads, a swimming pool, and a lake.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30 and 50 amp

  • Sewer Hook-up: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Restrooms with flush toilets, warm showers, fire rings, picnic tables, dump station, laundry facility

  • Fee: $37 to $42 per night

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What to Do at
Camp Creek State Park

Amidst the towering trees, creeks, and waterfalls in Camp Creek State Park, you can spend leisurely time enjoying the peaceful natural environment and looking for native wildlife. The park is also popular for camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, fishing, hunting, and more. Camp Creek State Park is open for you to explore and enjoy year-round.

Inside Camp Creek State Park

Camp Creek State Park offers several short hiking trails within the park, most of which connect to extended paths that explore Camp Creek State Forest's outer reaches. Geocaching is not allowed inside the park; however, the park serves as a staging area for the game as prizes are distributed beyond the park’s borders. Camp Creek, one of the purest of streams in West Virginia, is abundantly stocked with trout twice per year so that even the most avid anglers are satisfied with their catch. Brush Creek, one of Camp Creek's many tributaries, runs across rocks, creating one of the prettiest waterfalls in the state. The high altitude of 2,087 feet means stargazing is excellent anywhere in the park.

Fishing Fishing

With a state fishing license, you can cast a line at Camp Creek State Park. The many creeks and deep pools located throughout the park are teeming with fish like bass, pickerel, and bluegill. In addition, they are all stocked seasonally with trout.

Geocaching Geocaching

Treasure hunters visiting Camp Creek State Park will have a great time hunting for caches located throughout the park. Use your geocaching app for GPS coordinates to the treasures. Once you find one you can take a prize from the container, but don't forget to bring a family-friendly item along for the next adventurer.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

Amidst the wilderness of the park and the surrounding Camp Creek State Forest, you may find many species native to the area while hiking, camping, fishing, and enjoying the grounds in other fun ways. Some of these species are red foxes, green snakes, meadowlarks, golden eagles, chipmunks, raccoons, rabbits, opossums, weasels, and deer.

Hiking Hiking

In Camp Creek State Park, you will find 15 trails to explore West Virginia's outdoors. While some of the trails permit horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and biking, all trails are suitable for hiking. The shortest trail is the 0.6-mile Almost Heaven Road and Trail, and the longest trail is the 8.7-mile Turkey Loop Road Trail.

Swimming Swimming

There are no designated swimming areas at Camp Creek State Park. However, visitors are permitted to cool off in the refreshing stream waters and the deep pools. Be aware that swimming is your own risk.


Biking is a fun way to enjoy the sights and sounds of Camp Creek State Park. Of the many trails that the park offers, 11 permit biking. The shortest of the biking trails is the Almost Heaven Road and Trail, and the longest bike-accessible path is the Turkey Loop Road and Trail.

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How to Get to
Camp Creek State Park

Camp Creek State Park is located in a relatively remote area of West Virginia only a few miles off of Interstate 77. It is easy to access from Shady Spring. From this small town, travel south along Interstate 77. At the intersection with Highway 19, turn right. Immediately after getting on Highway 19, take the exit for Route 19. Turn right and follow this road northwest. It will take a sharp turn toward the west and then lead directly to the park's entrance. You can also reach Camp Creek State Park from Princeton to the south. In Princeton, take Highway 19 north. Before reaching the highway's intersection with Interstate 77, turn left on Route 19. After traveling on this road for a few miles, you will reach the park's entrance.

Entering Camp Creek State Park

All state parks in West Virginia have free entry for day use. Parking is available at the individual campsites as well as near the park office and some trailheads. The majority of the park is only accessible via the hiking trails.

Frequently Asked Questions About Camp Creek State Park

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

Camp Creek State Park is open throughout the year, and it offers activities to enjoy across all seasons. Summer may be best for those interested in fishing and swimming, while winter offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Hiking in the fall offers you mild temperatures and the opportunity to enjoy West Virginia's autumn colors.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Camp Creek State Park?

As you explore Camp Creek State Park and the adjacent state forest, keep your eyes open for the many mammals, birds, and other animals that call the area home. Some of the species that you may catch a glimpse of are weasels, opossums, rabbits, raccoons, chipmunks, golden eagles, meadowlarks, rattlesnakes, red foxes, and many others.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Camp Creek State Park?

In the Mash Fork Campground, the 26 available sites can be used for both tent and trailer camping. The other campgrounds, which are Blue Jay and Double C, do not allow RVs.

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

Reservations are required at Camp Creek State Park. When making your reservation online or by phone, keep in mind that there is a two-night minimum stay for weekends. There is no additional reservation fee required, and the nightly rate ranges between $25 and $60. Full payment is required when making a reservation.

Are pets allowed at Camp Creek State Park?

Your pets are welcome at Camp Creek State Park and in the campgrounds. You must keep them on a leash and you are expected to clean up after your four-legged companions.