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Old 03-29-2008, 12:24 PM   #1
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Anyone have a recommendation for a good overnight stop on Rt 19 in WV. This is about 1/2 way from Buffalo & South Carolina
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Anyone have a recommendation for a good overnight stop on Rt 19 in WV. This is about 1/2 way from Buffalo & South Carolina
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If you can be a little more specific on where along Rt 19 you want to stop, I might be able to make a suggestion or two. Rt 19 runs all the way from Morgantown to Bluefield.

For a shot in the middle of the state, I'd send you to the KOA in Flatwoods. Easy to get to & all the sites are fhu & majority are pull throughs. It's unfortunate that this CG became a KOA. We stayed here for several days last fall (prior to it becoming a KOA) & it was quite reasonably priced. Now that it's a KOA, I'm sure the site price will be double what we paid before.

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Old 03-29-2008, 06:16 PM   #4
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There is a new WalMart just south of Summersville if that will do. When approaching and thru Summersville be sure to obey the speed limit they are watching for you.

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The BEST............Briar Point Campground at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park I-79 exit 79. A first class resort and campground with Electrical, Water & Sewer Hook-ups.

http://www.stonewallresort.com/

http://www.stonewallresort.com/accom...ampgrounds.asp

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Old 03-30-2008, 07:45 AM   #6
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Rt 19 between I77 and I79 means Summersville, WV to me. A great place for advanced whitewater kayaking/rafting every fall when they open the Summersville dam for annual draw down into the Gauley river.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tom N:
The BEST............Briar Point Campground at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have to agree with ya there, Tom. Dave & I have been going here every year since it first opened. There isn't a bad site in the place, with my favorite being site #19.

I didn't mention it since there's a reservation fee (on top of the site fee) & wasn't sure if Ron would want to pay that for just a pass through stop. But it certainly is a top notch CG.

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Just an overnight stop? Why spend a lot of money at a private campground for amenities that you probably won't use?

The US Army Corps of Engineers has a campground called Battle Run Campground at Summersville Lake. According to what I read, there are 117 sites with 110 of them having electric. I've never been to this campground but other COE campgrounds I've been to are on a par with most state parks.

Here's the campground map:

Summersville Lake - Battle Run Campground Map

To check for availability and make a reservation:

www.recreation.gov

Maybe someone who'e been to this campground can chime with more information.
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From exit 79, on I-79 follow signs (Rt 5)to Burnsville Dam & Riffle Run Campground (COE). Looked nice to us when we drove thru, only about 3 miles from the exit. http://www.lrh.usace.army.mil/projects/lakes/bus/

At exit 67 on I-79 is the very convenient Flatwoods RV park which gets great reviews (click on 'display older reviews'). http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions...Flatwoods.html
Unfortunately, if you click on the park's website, you'll see it has become a KOA, with the rates now $40+/nite.(guess they gotta recover that $25K franchise fee, plus the 10% they have to kickback to KOA for each camping fee)

At the same exit 67, about a slow 11 mile/20 minute drive off I-79, is the Bulltown Campground (COE) on the opposite end of Burnsville Lake. Great place, we stayed there in 39 ft MH last Oct. It's usually self pay/ no reservations this time of year.
http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions...urnsville.html

Battle Run, near Summersville, does not get great reviews, but I think it might be a good stop-over if you don't have pets and you avoid the weekend locals. It is a beautiful lake, and like all COE parks, are mostly waterfront sites, even has some pull-thrus. See: phttp://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/West_Virginia/Summersville.html


Ray's Campground http://www.rayscampground.com/ sounds like it might make a suitable overnighter (with a yummy sounding breakfast deal to boot), being less than 5 miles off US 19 at Hico, WV. It is right near the Canyon Rim Visitors Center on US19. Spend an hour to see that, quite spectacular. Ray's only charges $7/person/night, so sounds economical, but I would ask about the ease of getting a large class A rig in there. Those WV roads are often very narrow, and usually straight up rock on one side and straight down nothing on the other. It's not called 'The Mountain State' for no reason, but sure has gorgeous views.

Just about 2 miles south of Ray's is Rifrafters. Sounds nice and photos look good. http://www.rifrafters.com/ $33/night

If you can make it to I-77, Camp Creek State Park is only 2 miles from exit 20, nice place (we've been there), level sites, some pull thru, complete with babbling brook, about $24/nite. http://www.campcreekstatepark.com/camping.html or http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions...amp_Creek.html

Something along this area should suit your fancy. You wouldn't regret spending a day or two or more in the area, if you can spare the time.

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