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GERALD FREEMAN CAMPGROUND, WV

Gerald Freeman Camp is nestled in the headwaters of Sutton Lake in central West Virginia, 70 miles north of Charleston. The area provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, swimming, fishing and hiking.Sutton Lake covers 1440 acres as it winds 14 miles...
Status: Open through Mon Dec 01 2014   Season Dates

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  • First come, first served sites are available during the summer
  • All sites are available on a first come, first served basis in the during non-peak season in the spring and fall
  • Alcohol is prohibited at Sutton Lake
  • Off-road vehicles not permitted
  • A fee of $3 will be charged for visitors; visiting hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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** 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.
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Overview

Overview

Gerald Freeman Camp is nestled in the headwaters of Sutton Lake in central West Virginia, 70 miles north of Charleston.

The area provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, swimming, fishing and hiking.

Natural Features:

Sutton Lake covers 1440 acres as it winds 14 miles up the Elk River. Many quiet coves can be found along its 40 miles of shoreline.

The lake is surrounded by rolling hills wooded with mixed stands of oak, hickory, poplar and cherry trees.

Wildlife, including deer, turkeys, squirrels, ruffed grouse, Canada geese and other waterfowl, is abundant in the area.

Recreation:

Anglers find plentiful bass, crappie, catfish and sunfish in the lake. Below the dam, the Elk River is well-known for its muskie and walleye fishing, and trout are stocked in the Down Stream area.

Fire roads and hunting trails in the surrounding lands provide great hiking and biking opportunities around Sutton Lake and at the nearby Elk River Wildlife Management Area.

A variety of campground activities is scheduled throughout the summer for children of all ages.

Facilities:

This large campground offers 159 campsites, 78 of which have electric hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station. Boat ramps and a marina with a snack bar are located on-site. Younger visitors love the campground's playgrounds and basketball courts.

Nearby Attractions:

The Elk River Wildlife Management Area contains nearly 18,000 acres of public hunting lands. The terrain is diverse and divided into the Elk River and Holly River sections. The Elk River section consists primarily of steep hills, ridges and benches, while the Holly River section is on the north side of the lake and consists of forested hills and open farmlands.

Additional camping facilities are available on a first come, first served basis at Bakers Run Campground and Bee Run Primitive Campground.

Booking Window

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Sat Oct 04 2014 - Thu Apr 02 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sat Oct 04 2014 - Thu Apr 02 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Tue Sep 02 2014 Mon Dec 01 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Basketball Courts
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Hunting
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Marina
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
  • 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
Walk In Season
Sep 02 2014 -
Dec 01 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00-$18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00-$30.00

*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):
38.68, -80.54694
38°40'48"N, 80°32'49"W

From I-79, take exit 67. Turn right on SR-4 and go 1 mile. Turn left on SR-15 and travel 12 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

GERALD FREEMAN CAMPGROUND
PO BOX 426
SUTTON  WV  26601-0426

Phone Number:

Information:  (304)765-7756