STUART RECREATION AREA, WV

Stuart Recreation Area is set in a mixed forest along the banks of the Shavers Fork River. The river provides excellent fishing and is regularly stocked with trout. Hiking trails lead to outstanding overlooks, local caves and Blackwater Falls.The campground is perched along a bend...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 05 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of site in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • Entrance gates are locked from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • Limit 2 vehicles per single site; a daily fee is charged for extra vehicles
  • After Labor Day, the day-use area closes at 6 p.m.
  • 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.
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Overview

Overview

Stuart Recreation Area is set in a mixed forest along the banks of the Shavers Fork River. The river provides excellent fishing and is regularly stocked with trout. Hiking trails lead to outstanding overlooks, local caves and Blackwater Falls.

Natural Features:

The campground is perched along a bend on the Shavers Fork River. Shavers is a tributary of the Cheat River, a popular rafting river with rocky rapids.

Stuart is in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. The Monongahela Forest extends over the north central highlands of the state, straddling many of the region's highest peaks. Elevations here range from 1,000 to 4,863 feet above sea level.

Recreation:

River swimming is a lot of fun, and there are plenty of trout to tempt anglers of all skill levels. The 2-mile River Loop Hiking Trail is enjoyed by many visitors, and is a great way to watch for birds and wildlife.

Facilities:

The campground lies on a single loop with long spurs. Drinking water and accessible flush toilets and showers are provided, with a dump station is on-site. Each site comes with a campfire ring, tent pad, lantern post and electric hookups.

The day-use area has three picnic pavilions with maintained fields and a beach on the riverfront.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Elkins is a 14-minute drive from the campground. An annual Mountain State Forest Festival takes place here every October.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Wed Sep 24 2014 - Sun Sep 20 2015

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

GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC

Wed Sep 24 2014 - Sun Sep 20 2015

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

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Wed Sep 24 2014 - Sun Sep 20 2015

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

MANAGEMENT

Wed Sep 24 2014 - Fri Mar 20 2015

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

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Wed Sep 24 2014 - Fri Mar 20 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 Fri Apr 18 2014 Sat Oct 04 2014
Peak Fri Apr 10 2015 Sat Oct 03 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Beach
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Hunting
  • Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
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
Apr 18 2014 -
Oct 04 2014
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $60.00
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $55.00-$75.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $130.00
Peak Season
Apr 10 2015 -
Oct 03 2015
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $60.00
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $55.00-$75.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $130.00

*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):
38.9175, -79.77111
38°55'3"N, 79°46'16"W

From Elkins, West Virginia: Take Highway 219 to Highway 33. Travel east for approximately 4 miles, turn north on old Route 33 and travel for 2 miles. Turn left at Highway 6 (at the Stuart Recreation Area directional sign) and drive .25 miles to entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

STUART RECREATION AREA
CHEAT RANGER DIST PO BOX 368
PARSONS  WV  26287

Phone Number:

Information:  (304)636-5070