Spruce Knob Lake Campground, West Virginia

Spruce Knob Lake Campground

Monongahela National Forest / Potomac Ranger District

Not only is Spruce Knob the highest peak in West Virginia but it is the highest peak of the Allegheny Mountains and Appalachian Plateaus.  A stone and steel observation tower is perched atop the peak, offering breathtaking 360-degree views of the area.  West of the 4,863' peak is Spruce Knob Lake Campground perched on a wooded ridge above the lake.

Hiking is a popular activity in this scenic area but you can also drive to the summit to access the public observation tower.  Sixty miles of picturesque hiking trails crisscross the region, and the campground provides direct access to the pleasant 1-mile Big Bend River Loop.  Read more about hiking Spruce Knob at SummitPost.org

42 campsites include 12 walk-to sites.  All but the walk-to sites have a picnic table and fire ring.  No electric hookups are available but all sites are ADA accessible and can accommodate tents and some RV's.  Make reservations and read more about the campground at Recreation.gov

Nearby Seneca Rocks is considered one of the best rock climbing areas in the region.  Read about more Forest Service campgrounds in the Potomac Ranger District.

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