Big Bend Campground

Monongahela National Forest

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Smoke Hole Rd. Cabins, WV 26855 304-478-3251 304-636-1800 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 38.8897, -79.2378

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  • Amenities

Overview of Big Bend Campground

No camping allowed along County Route 2. Camping is prohibited within 300 feet of the corridor of the South Branch of the Potomac River between U.S. Highway 220 and Big Bend Campground, except for lawful camping at developed campgrounds.

Number of Sites 46

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Late March - late October

Elevation 1,181 ft / 359 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 304.478.3251

carpenike asked on 12/30/2021

Has anyone been able to fit a 40' rig in one of these sites at Big Bend Campground? Thanks!

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Reviews of Big Bend Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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7 reviews
“Gorgeous mountains and river”

Reviewed 11/4/2020

Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 008
RV Length: 19' (Travel Trailer)
Overall Rating

Such a wonderful campground. We stayed in October with the leaves changing and it was beautiful. No electric. No cell service whatsoever! Trout fishing in the river. Very secluded and lots of space between sites. Hiking trail around the campground was also beautiful.

Site Quality

croyable would stay here again

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1 review
“Rustic, hidden gem”

Reviewed 10/14/2017

Nightly rate: $40
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 24
Overall Rating

This is a hidden gem, IMHO, tucked way the heck up a long, winding road in the middle of Nowhere, WV. It’s located in -- you guessed it -- a big bend in the river (one of the numerous upstream forks of the Potomac). The river, making its slow oxbows, has almost cut off the little knob in the middle where the campground is located. In fact, they say that you can put in your tube on one side of the narrow isthmus that connects to the “mainland“, float around the campground for an hour, then walk across the neck and do it again. The campground loops up the hill, sandwiched between two mountains. You can be down by the river, or up on the hilltop. No hookups, but firewood and hot showers. The sites are paved/graveled and I had no trouble backing my 16’ trailer in. Good separation. Manager is friendly. You can forget about Internet or cell phones – it’s hard to get a radio station! – and you’d best gas up before you head on in. But it’s a great little getaway.

Site Quality

Launce would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets
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