Canaan Valley Resort State Park RV & Campground Guide

West Virginia

Canaan Valley Resort State Park contains 6,014 acres and is located near the cities of Davis, Elkins, and Petersburg in West Virginia. It sits on a hillside overlooking the Canaan Valley and includes the headwaters of the Blackwater River. The park was established in 1963 on land donated to the state, and it now includes a ski resort and a golf course. The park can be enjoyed year-round. Tucker County, where the park is located, is home to many scenic places and attractions that will make your stay exciting and entertaining.

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Spring 27-67 F
Summer 56-76 F
Fall 31-70 F
Winter 17-38 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Visiting Canaan Valley Resort State Park would be especially fun with an RV. You can stay right inside the park or at one of the neighboring campgrounds. If you don't have an RV, consider renting one from RVshare. It is easy to rent an RV from a location close to the park.

Canaan Valley Resort State Park

There is a campground within the Canaan Valley Resort State Park, so you can stay within the park and not have to travel. They have paved RV sites with electric, water, and sewer hookups. Water and sewer hookups are not available from October to April, though. The campground offers free Wi-Fi, laundry and shower facilities, a camp store, a playground, and recreational activities. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. Pets are allowed if kept on a leash.

Smokey Bottom Campground

Smokey Bottom Campground in Elkins is a beautiful campground on a native trout stream where you can go catch-and-release fishing. They offer full hookup campsites for RVs. RV sites start at $40 per night. Pets must be on a leash.

Riverside Cabins & RV Park

Riverside Cabins & RV Park in Fisher is on the beautiful South Branch of the Potomac River with a wonderful view of the mountains. RV sites have full hookups, and free Wi-Fi is available. They also have shower facilities and many activities, including canoeing, hiking, fishing, swimming, biking, gem mining, and miniature golf. Rates start at $40 per night.

Five River Camp Ground

Five River Camp Ground in Parsons is located on the Shavers Fork River. It has 138 full-hookup RV sites, a bathhouse with showers and restrooms, laundry facilities, and two dumping stations. Cable TV and Wi-Fi are available for purchase. Rates start at $35 per night, and pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash.

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What to Do at
Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Inside Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Within the park, you can go golfing, clay shooting, hiking, and biking. You can also take a chairlift ride or go down the slide chute. In fall, you have the added beauty of the fall foliage to look at. In winter, you can go skiing or tubing. The park also has weekly scheduled activities, such as guided hikes. Occasionally, they host larger events, like art shows.

Outside Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Tucker County, where the park is located, is famous for its scenic beauty. The small mountain towns of Davis, Parsons, and Thomas are full of historical landmarks from the county's years as a leader in the coal and timber industries. The county also boasts several beautiful waterfalls and amazing scenic overlooks.


Purple Fiddle

The Purple Fiddle has live music every Friday and Saturday night. The restaurant is open for dinner Thursdays through Sundays. It is a cafe-style place with service at the counter. They have sandwiches, soups, entrees, and desserts. It's a good place to enjoy some music with your dinner.

Type: Cafe

Location: 96 East Avenue, Thomas, WV

Milo's Cafe and Restaurant

Milo's Cafe and Restaurant inside the Bright Morning Inn is open for breakfast Fridays through Mondays and lunch and dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. They are especially known for their hearty breakfasts and happy atmosphere.

Type: American

Location: 454 William Avenue, Davis, WV

Hellbender Burritos

Hellbender Burritos admit that they don't serve authentic Mexican food. Instead, their burritos are Americanized versions of the popular dish. Some of the variations of their large burritos are Barbeque Burrito, Frito Pie Burrito, and Buffalo Burrito. They also have a kids' menu consisting of kid-friendly burritos, including a PB-and-J burrito.

Type: American, Mexican

Location: 457 William Avenue, Davis, WV

Canaan Valley BBQ

Canaan Valley BBQ specializes in slow hickory-smoked meats. The restaurant has a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, and they have an open-air patio as well. They are open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 189 Bensland Road, Canaan Valley, WV


White Room

The White Room is an art gallery that features and is run by local artists. Part of the gallery is a studio, so you can see artists' work in progress. Many mediums are represented in the gallery, including photography, paintings, sculptures, and prints.

Location: 14 East Avenue, Thomas, WV

Wild Ginger and Spice

Wild Ginger and Spice is a cute old-fashioned store selling natural body products, spices, clothing, jewelry, toys, musical instruments, and gifts. This is a fun store to browse around in, and you might find some gifts there to take home to your friends.

Location: 407 William Avenue, Davis, WV

Blackwater Bikes

If you would like to go mountain bike riding, you can rent bikes at Blackwater Bikes. This picturesque bike shop sells, rents, and repairs bicycles of all kinds. Bike helmets are included with all rental bikes. They can also recommend good bike trails for you, so just ask.

Location: 685 William Avenue, Davis, WV

Ski Barn

If you are in the area in winter for a ski vacation, visit the Ski Barn to rent skis or snowboards or to shop for ski clothing and equipment. They also have a collection of souvenirs, t-shirts, and sweatshirts from the area.

Location: 5570 Appalachian Highway, Davis, WV


Blackwater Falls State Park

Blackwater Falls State Park is home to several gorgeous waterfalls, including the 57-foot Blackwater Falls, Elekala Falls, and Pendleton Falls. The park also has a number of beautiful scenic overlooks. Some of them are located above waterfalls, and others give you a nice view of the surrounding mountains and Blackwater Canyon.

Location: 1584 Blackwater Lodge Road, Davis, WV

Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

The Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge offers many activities for visitors, including hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, photography, interpretation by the volunteers and naturalists, and environmental education programs. Wildlife habitats in the refuge include wetlands, forests, and grasslands.

Location: 6263 Appalachian Highway, Davis, WV

Blackwater Outdoor Adventures

At Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, you can go tubing, kayaking, canoeing, white-water rafting and stand-up paddleboarding. They are a family-owned business, and their adventures are safe and family-friendly.

Location: 60 Location Road, Parsons, WV

Mountain Trail Rides

Mountain Trail Rides offers horseback riding, a petting zoo, an adventure cave, gemstone mining, and field trips. You can ride horses year-round and enjoy spectacular scenery and view wildlife on the trails. Experienced trail guides will lead you on your rides.

Location: 8082, 255 Freeland Rd, Davis, WV 26260

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How to Get to
Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Canaan Valley Resort State Park is near Route 32. From the north, take Route 32 south from Davis to Main Park Road. From the south, take Route 32 north to Main Park Road. Go west on Main Park Road until you get to Main Lodge Road. Turn right on Main Lodge Road, and you will arrive at the lodge and conference center. If you want the campground, you will find it along Main Park Road on the way to the lodge. The address is 230 Main Lodge Road, Davis, WV.

Entering Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Canaan Valley Resort State Park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Canaan Valley Resort State Park Entry fee : $0.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Canaan Valley Resort State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Canaan Valley Resort State Park?

Canaan Valley Resort State Park is open all year, but it is best known for its skiing. The trails in the park stay snow-covered through April. Those who like the warmer weather can enjoy the golf course in the summer.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Canaan Valley Resort State Park?

The park is full of wildlife, so pack a camera and binoculars. The park is full of birds year-round. Also, watch out for rabbits, foxes, black bears, beavers, raccoons, coyotes, and more.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Canaan Valley Resort State Park?

There are 34 camping sites for RVers to enjoy. All sites have hookups, and campground amenities include restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. Family activities include a climbing wall, an archery range, a playground, and more.

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

No reservations are required for camping sites at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. Camping sites are all on a first-come, first-served basis and are paved with access to hiking trails.

Are pets allowed at Canaan Valley Resort State Park?

Dogs and cats are welcome at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. They must be kept on a leash at all times, and owners are responsible for cleaning up after them.