BLUE BEND REC AREA, WV

Blue Bend Recreation Area is a quaint wooded area filled with plenty of hiking, picnicking and camping opportunities. Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the rustic wood tables and shelters appeal to many day and overnight visitors. The recreation area...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 02 2014   Season Dates

Book a Campsite at BLUE BEND REC AREA, WV

Enter Dates

Narrow Results




Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • There are no electric site hook-ups at this facility
  • For more information on Monongahela National Forest, click here
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.
     Available online       Unavailable online
Campsite Search Results: 1-23 of 23 Previous | Next
Site# Loop Site type Max # of people Equip length/ Driveway Amenities Online availability
Campsite Search Results: 1-23 of 23 Previous | Next
BLUE GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC 75 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 60 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 50 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 16 60 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 60 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUE BEND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
BLUS GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC 25 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
Enter Date
Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
Photos
Photo: BLUE BEND REC AREA Photo: BLUE BEND REC AREA Photo: BLUE BEND REC AREA Photo: BLUE BEND REC AREA Photo: BLUE BEND REC AREA Photo: BLUE BEND REC AREA
Overview

Overview

Blue Bend Recreation Area is a quaint wooded area filled with plenty of hiking, picnicking and camping opportunities. Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the rustic wood tables and shelters appeal to many day and overnight visitors.

The recreation area, along Anthony Creek, has a selection of single family campsites and 2 picnic shelters. The large group picnic shelter accommodates 75 people and can be reserved in peak season.

Natural Features:

At an elevation of 1,860 feet, the campground is in a pleasant, wooded valley facing Round Mountain in the Monongahela National Forest. The forest comprises about a million acres of forest that attracts 1.3 million visitors each year.

A variety of animals make their home here, including black bear, coyote, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, red and gray fox, bobcat, fisher, otter and mink.

Recreation:

Swimming is nice and refreshing in Anthony Creek, and anglers can find trout here.

Hikers enjoy the 5-mile Blue Bend Loop Trail, which connects to the Anthony Creek Trail. Blue Bend Loop Trail offers 3 scenic overlooks and a trail shelter for overnight use.

Facilities:

Flush toilets and showers are available in summer, and vault toilets can be used through the spring and fall seasons. Running water is also seasonal, but a hand pump is available through spring and fall.

Each site is on a parking spur with a picnic table, campfire ring, trash bin and lantern post.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC

Mon Aug 04 2014 - Fri Jul 31 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Mon Aug 04 2014 - Sat Jan 31 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 02 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets (Seasonal)
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lantern Posts
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 02 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $25.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.92028, -80.27111
37°55'13"N, 80°16'16"W

From White Sulphur Springs, travel 8 miles north on State Route 92. Turn left (west) at Alvon, West Virginia, onto State Route 16. Travel 4 miles to the recreation area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BLUE BEND REC AREA
MONONGAHELA
  WV 

Phone Number:

Project Office: (304)536-2144