New River Gorge FAQ


Do You Take Reservations? Are they required?

Yes! And we recommend making one. If you do not want to make a reservation, you can either drop in and see if any campsites are open, or camp in our per-person communal area by the shower house.

How can I cancel my reservation?

Please email the campground stating you want to cancel your reservation, and be sure to include your confirmation ID in the email.

What should I bring?

Other than standard car-camping gear, you might want to bring some accessory cord for securing your tent on our platforms and quarters for the shower. If you are going to use a hammock or tarp to cover tents, padding for your cord around trees is required.

Can I have a fire in my campsite?

No. With the amount of dried leaves and lack of permanent fire rings in each campsite, it is simply too risky to allow individual fires. We have two huge communal fire rings, and even provide the wood for them. Feel free to build a fire in one of these, or to walk on up to an existing fire and meet your neighbors.

Can I bring my dog?

Well-behaved dogs are welcome here as long as they are restrained at all times. If your dog is a nuisance, or the manager believes it to be dangerous, you will have to leave.

When is the NRG campground open?

We are usually open from around the second week of March to around the first of December, although this all depends on weather conditions. During the winter campers are still welcome, but the shower house will be closed, the manager will not be on duty, and payment will be by the honor system, in the pay box.

Accommodations include:

-40 sites, each with a picnic table and 10’x10’ elevated wooden tent platforms

-Two communal fire rings, with split wood provided

-BBQ pit/smoker

-Dyno/climbing wall

-Trash dumpster and aluminum recycling

-Water spigot

-Shower house with coin-operated showers, toilets, dishwashing sinks, and a covered