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Seeking recommendations for camping in the New River Gorge National Park
June 15, 2010 11:56 AM   Subscribe

Camping in the New River Gorge, seeking recommendations for picking a camping area.

I'm driving from Michigan to the New River Gorge next week w/ my 9 & 12 yo boys. We hope to camp, fish, swim and explore for several days before heading south to North Carolina.

The NPS.gov Website shows several camping areas, but they lack specific details like "good for swimming," or more importantly "treacherous swimming."

We'll be getting there late in the day after a very long drive & it'd be great to arrive with a recommendation or some advice from the hive.

hit me.
posted by bricksNmortar to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Here's a good website. I'm a climber and spent many nights at roger's- fantastic campground with a great group of people. For fishing and swimming, I would suggest checking out summersville lake. We always swim from orange oswald, right on summersville lake.
posted by TheBones at 12:42 PM on June 15, 2010


I've been to Babcock State Park, which is east of the gorge. Didn't camp there, but it had a great view, very scenic.
posted by joecacti at 10:40 AM on June 16, 2010


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