- Campsite reservations may be made by writing or by calling the park or forest.
- Reservations may be made up to two days in advance and must be secured by deposit (entire rental fee plus $5 handling fee).
- A minimum of two nights, (up to a maximum of 14 nights) is required when making a reservation.
- In case of cancellations, deposits will be refunded (except a $5 handling fee plus first night's rental) if notified 7 or more days in advance.
- Personal checks and major credit cards are accepted (Discover, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Diner's Club). Charges to credit cards occur at time of reservation.
- Campsite numbers will not be guaranteed, however every effort will be made to assign the campsite requested.
- The majority of campsites are rented on a first come first serve basis, up to 50% of the sites at the following parks and forests are available for seasonal reservations: Babcock, Beech Fork, Blackwater Falls, Bluestone, Camp Creek, Canaan Valley Resort, Cedar Creek, Chief Logan, Coopers Rock, Greenbrier State Forest, Holly River, Little Beaver, Kanawha State Forest, Kumbrabow State Forest, North Bend, Stonewall Resort, Tomlinson Run, Twin Falls Resort, Tygart Lake and Watoga.
- All campsites at Pipestem Resort campsites are reservable. To learn more click here. Pipestem Resort offers online reservations for campsites in addition to lodge room and cabin rentals.
- At Beech Fork State Park, 136 campsites are reservable online for site rental Memorial through Labor Day weekend. Sites may be reserved one year from the first day of the rental month. An example, a July 4 site rental in 2020 may be reserved on July 1 of 2019.
- Online reservations for campsites at all campgrounds in the state park system will become available on February 15, 2017. This service is currently being programmed and tested prior to going live. To stay informed about this new opportunity, Join our Newsletter to receive email(s). Join Our Newsletter is easy! Just enter your email address and click 'go'. Select the Online Reservation Information box, and any other interests listed. You can unsubscribe at any time.
- Only mail-in reservations will be accepted from February 15 - March 14.
- Reservations must be postmarked on or after February 15 or they will be returned.
- All reservations will be sorted by postmark and opened at random.
- A maximum of three reservations per envelope will be accepted.
- Advance reservations for campsites that are accessible to persons with disabilities may be reserved from February 15-March 14 (proof of disability must accompany the deposit).
- Click here for a list of park and forest with reservable site application forms
Not all campgrounds take reservations, see above.
- Call-in reservations will be taken on March 15.
- Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-CALL-WVA and asking for the park or forest where you would like to make campsite reservations. You may also call the areas direct.
- To reserve sites at Beech Fork State Park, click click here.
- To reserve sites at Pipestem Resort State Park, click here.
- Walk-in reservations will be taken and filled subject to availability on April 1.
- Beginning March 15 all sites become available for all rentals.
A West Virginia Hunting and/or Fishing License is required
- Camping stay is limited to fourteen consecutive days (except after Labor Day until the first day of the following May at the discretion of the superintendent).
- Check-out time is 12:00 noon.
- Not more than two motor vehicles are permitted on a campsite at any time.
- A non-family camping group may have only one camping unit (tent, trailer, motor home, camper, van, etc.) on its campsite.
- Families may have one or two small tents in addition to the main camping unit on its campsite.
- Campsites not reserved are rented on a first come first served basis.
- Campers must register before occupying a campsite.
- Camping in any manner is prohibited in state parks, state forests, except at numbered sites designated for camping.
- No explosive materials or other dangerous substances are permitted.
- Uncased firearms, bows and arrows are prohibited other than when the area is open for hunting.
- Posted speed limits and campground regulations must be obeyed.
- Quiet hours must be observed between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
- Motorbike riding is prohibited in campground areas.
- Bicycle riding is prohibited after dark unless properly equipped with a lighting system front and rear. State law requires riders under 14 to wear a helmet.
- Only dogs and cats are permitted in camping areas, and must be restrained on a leash no more than 10 feet in length.
- Limited to fireplaces or stoves DO NOT LEAVE FIREPLACES UNATTENDED.
- Hunting is permitted in state forests, but NO hunting is allowed in state parks.
- Fishing is permitted in all areas with fishing opportunity.