Holly River State Park RV & Campground Guide

West Virginia

Holly River State Park

in West Virginia is the second largest state park at 8,101 acres of mostly forest. It was settled in 1870 by Swiss immigrants. After the land was stripped of timber for years, the Dept. of Agriculture began buying it back and reforesting and restoring it. The park is now surrounded by forested mountains, and visitors to the park can camp, hike, swim, play tennis, and more. There are campgrounds with corrals for campers with horses, and an array of wildlife, flowers, and trees. 

Weather in the park is on the cooler side, with average highs not even hitting 80° F, and average lows in winter in the high teens. It gets about 14 days of rain each month of the year, which explains the park’s vast greenery! So it’s a good idea to pack for precipitation and chilly nights if you’re heading to Holly River.

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Weather
Spring 27° F – 71° F
Summer 54° F – 79° F
Fall 29° F – 75° F
Winter 18° F – 43° F
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Nearby Cities
Hacker Valley, WV
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Holly River State Park

Holly River State Park has 88 sites with electric hookups, picnic tables, and cooking grills. There is a dump station nearby, and four bathhouses. There are also coin-operated washers and dryers available.   

There are other campgrounds nearby you can try as well:

Gerald Freeman Campground

The campground has 158 campsites, 113 of those have electric hookups only and 37 have full hookups. The campground also has boat ramps and a marina with a snack bar. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: n/a
  • Pet friendly: n/a
  • Other amenities: laundry, showers, playground, lake access, boat ramp, boat rentals

Flatwoods KOA Journey

This campground is close to the interstate, making it a great spot for an easy-in/easy-out overnight stay, or for a longer stay while you explore the area. Guests also have access to the amenities for guests at the adjoining Days Inn & Suites. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: pool, snack bar, showers, laundry

RV Rentals Near Holly River State Park

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What to Do at
Holly River State Park

Inside Holly River State Park

There are lots of things to do at Holly River State Park. From water fun to other outdoor activities, here are some of the things you can do:

Mountain biking: Bring your bicycle and explore the trails around the park! There are several, and you’re sure to find one at your skill level from beginner to advanced. 

Swimming: There is a swimming pool at the park as well. Go for a hike or bike ride, and then cool off afterward with a dip in the water!

Fishing: Take the family fishing at Holly River - the lakes and streams of West Virginia are stocked with trout, bass, bluegill, and other fish, and the parks are some of the best places for new fishermen to catch one. 

Hiking: There are several hiking trails that wind through the park. Whether you’re looking for an easy walking trail of less than a mile, or an all-day trek of 15 miles, you’ll find a hike to suit you!

Outside Holly River State Park

There’s plenty to do outside Holly River State Park as well! From visiting historic sights to relaxing with a tasty bite to eat, once you’ve explored the park here are some other activities to try. 

Restaurants

Black Bear Burritos

With build-your-own burritos that let everyone put in exactly what they want (and leave out what they don’t!), Black Bear is sure to have something to suit everyone in your party. They also serve up nachos, quesadillas, and wraps of all kinds. The restaurant has live entertainment six nights a week. 

Type: Burritos & wraps

Location: Morgantown, WV

Thyme Bistro

Try crab-stuffed shrimp, pasta, bacon-wrapped meatloaf, or spinach, tomato, and fontina gratin at this adorable bistro. Save room for a warm slice of pie or cobbler and a scoop of ice cream for dessert!

Type: Bistro

Location: Weston, WV

Church Street Deli

End your day with a tasty wrap filled with mango chicken, or a Hawaiian chicken wrap...or try a fresh, delicious salad. Or pick one up to go and head to one of the state parks to enjoy a picnic!

Type: Deli

Location: Spencer, WV

Shopping

Allegheny Treenware, LLC

Tour this woodworking facility and showroom and see how they make West Virginia Hardwood Kitchen Utensils. From the tree to the final spoon or other product, see how things are created from start to finish. The showroom is situated in a restored post-Civil War log cabin on a farm. Tours are free but may require an appointment.

Location: Thornton, WV

Sightseeing

West Virginia State Wildlife Center

The Wildlife Center at French Creek has native and introduced state wildlife on display. The Wildlife Center has enclosures that allow the animals to interact with their environment and that help visitors learn more about the animal’s life history and biology.

Location: French Creek, WV

Audra State Park

This state park in the woods has riverside camping along the Middle Fork River. Visitors can go hiking, picnicking, swimming, and canoeing while they’re there.

Location: Buckhannon, WV

Elk Springs Resort

This luxurious fishing resort has plenty of trout, ready for catching! You can hire a professional guide to help you, or stock up at the fly shop - the largest one in West Virginia.

Location: Monterville, WV

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How to Get to
Holly River State Park

From Pittsburgh and the north, take I-376 W. Take exit 64A to merge onto I-79 W toward Washington. Keep left to stay on I-79 S, follow signs for Interstate 70 E/Interstate 79 S/New Stanton/Morgantown. Take exit 21 toward Morgantown. Continue onto I-79 S and take exit 91 toward Roanoke. Turn right onto US-19 S, then left onto WV-4 N. Turn right toward WV-20 S, then left onto Park Rd. Keep right and follow signs for the park. 

The address for the park is 680 State Park Rd, Hacker Valley, WV 26222. 

Entering Holly River State Park

There’s no better way to create memories with those you love than by heading out on a road trip! Renting an RV with RVshare makes the trip easy and stress-free. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and make the trek, or fly into West Virginia and rent an RV for camping, you’re sure to have an adventure you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!