Gladwin Dispersed Camping Area

Monongahela National Forest

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Gladwin Rd. Parsons, WV 304-478-3251 304-636-1800 Official Website

GPS: 39.0072, -79.549

Location submitted by: LivingOurDreamNow

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Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads. Learn more: Boondocking 101

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 1,935 ft / 589 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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36' Keystone Cougar 310RLS
Dodge Ram 2500
211 reviews
“Secluded Dispersed Camping on the Cheat River”

Reviewed 5/4/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
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Visited the Gladwin Dispersed Camping Area located within the Monongahela National Forest in Tucker County, West Virginia in May 2020. This free 14 day camping area has no facilities and trash is pack it out. I located no less than four RV friendly dispersed campsites at this location, several with spectacular views of the Cheat River. In addition, a small level dirt parking area is available adjacent to a flat forested area along the Cheat River. This location has several stone fire rings for walk-in tent camping. This area is also suitable for kayak launch. Hiking is available on the 287.81 mile north-south Allegheny Trail that passes through the Gladwin Dispersed Camping Area. Just follow the yellow blazes. Hiking maps for the trail are available through the West Virginia Scenic Trail Association which administers the trail. There is no AT&T or Verizon cellular service at this location. Generally, the paved public roads providing access to this camping location are narrow and are not big rig friendly. Grid coordinates are as follows: 39.0072040, -79.5490170

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noted 6/13/2021

BRIDGE OUT 6/5/21... the bridge running across the river to the large campsite is mostly washed out as well as part of the road leading to it. Locals on ATV's and motorcycles can cross, but anything larger would be very risky as the underside of the concrete is hollowed out from rushing water. All of the areas from LivingOurDreamNow's video on the entry side of the bridge are fine.

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