BIG BEND CAMPGROUND
BIG BEND CAMPGROUND
12 Prowler Drive
Cabins, West Virginia 26855
Big Bend is a family-oriented campground along a bend on the South Branch Potomac River in Smoke Hole Canyon. With its convenient position on the river, the campground creates a recreation hub for fishing, tubing, kayaking and swimming.
About 1.3 million people visit the Monongahela National Forest each year. The forest is a drivable distance from metropolises like Washington, D.C., and Pittsburg, yet still offers a remote and scenic camping getaway.The Big Bend Loop Trail is a one-mile nature trail that circles the campground. The majority of the trail follows along the river bend.
Thirty miles of maintained trails can be found nearby, and mountain biking is permitted on most trails.Big Bend offers 46 sites 18 sites are non-reservable. Twelve sites on the river loop have tent pads. All sites have a lantern holder, picnic table and fire ring. Drinking water is available. There are two pit toilets, one shower house, and flush toilet restrooms in each loop. There is also a dump and fill station.Big Bend Campground is in the northern portion of the Monongahela National Forest, boasting beautiful old growth trees that become vibrant with color in fall.
The river runs north through the Smoke Hole Canyon, which bears a name of uncertain origin. One theory is Native Americans used the caves of the gorge for smoking meat, which created smoke holes. Another is that misty fog often lies along the river and ascends in what looks like smoke from a hole.The Highland Scenic Highway provides an unforgettable drive through narrow, steep valleys and rolling, tree-topped mountains. Estimated time to drive on this byway is two to four hours, and highlights include Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, Summit Lake and Falls of Hills Creek.
Blue Bend Campground
Blue Bend Recreation Area is a quaint wooded area filled with plenty of hiking, picnicking and camping opportunities. Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the rustic wood tables and shelters appeal to many day and overnight visitors.
The recreation area, along Anthony Creek, has a selection of single family campsites and 2....more
Blue Meadow Campground
Blue Meadow is a group campground.
In the event that this campground has not been reserved, it may be opened for overflow. At this time, sites 1-17 may be claimed as individual campsites on a first come, first serve basis.Blue Meadow's group campground is divided into 17 campsites, including 4 walk-to sites. It comes with picnic tables, grills, lantern....more
Lake Sherwood Recreation Area
Lake Sherwood Recreation Area is a complete family destination offering a wide variety of activities and camping options. Standard, tent-only and group camping facilities are perched along Lake Sherwood, the largest lake in the Monongahela National Forest.
Swimming beaches, a picnic area, boat ramp and several hiking trails are among the features of the....more