PLEASE NOTE: After September 2, 2014 running water and plumbed bathroom facilities will not be available as we renovate the campground's waste treatment system. During this time, the campground will remain open and camping rates will be half price. The last night of camping for the season will be October 26, 2014.

Trout Pond Recreation Area, WV

Trout Pond Recreation Area boasts two bodies of water, Rock Cliff Lake and Trout Pond. Relax on a sandy mountain beach or fish for stocked trout while relaxing along the cool waters of Rock Cliff Lake. Trout Pond, home to native Brook trout, is the only natural lake in West Virginia...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 26 2014   Season Dates

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  • Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of invasive insects and disease; http://dontmovefirewood.org/ Click here for more information
  • No gasoline-powered boats allowed on lake
  • This facility has first-come, first-serve single sites
  • A life jacket is required for all boater
  • Please check-in with campground host upon arrival
  • No off-road vehicles allowed
  • No dogs allowed on beach
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance gates locked from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • For more information on Willamette National Forest, click here
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.
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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.
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Trout Pond - Canoe on boat ramp at Rockcliff Lake Trout Pond - Beach on Rockcliff Lake Trout Pond - Rockcliff Lake Trout Pond - Campsite Trout Pond - Campsite Trout Pond - Playground
Overview

Overview

Trout Pond Recreation Area boasts two bodies of water, Rock Cliff Lake and Trout Pond. Relax on a sandy mountain beach or fish for stocked trout while relaxing along the cool waters of Rock Cliff Lake.

Trout Pond, home to native Brook trout, is the only natural lake in West Virginia. A designated swimming area, easy lakeside trails, and a children's playground make this a perfect family destination.

Natural Features:

Rock Cliff Lake is a 17-acre man-made lake with a maximum depth of 36 feet and an average depth of 12 feet. Trout Pond, the naturally formed lake, was created by a sinkhole that filled with mountain stream water and run-off from Long Mountain.

Recreation:

A trail surrounding the entire lake provides bank fishing access at Rock Cliff Lake. All types of boating from motor to sailboats are welcome.

Hike the Trout Pond Loop trail, an easy 4-mile excursion, with an optional 2-mile side route, to an overlook of Rockcliff Lake. For a more challenging hike, a connecting trail provides a steep climb up Long and Devil's Hole Mountains.

Facilities:

Campsites come with a campfire ring and picnic table, and some of have electric hookups. Hot showers and flush toilets are an easy walk away from each site.

The day-use area includes a white-sand swim beach, boat ramp, showers, playground and 30 picnic sites.

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GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Wed Jul 29 2015

Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Wed Jul 29 2015

Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Thu Jan 29 2015

Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Thu Jan 29 2015

Reservations must be made 5 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 Sun May 04 2014 Sat Aug 30 2014
Non Peak Sun Aug 31 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Paved Roads
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Water Spigot
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 04 2014 -
Aug 30 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.00-$27.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $22.00-$30.00
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $0.00
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $0.00
Non Peak Season
Aug 31 2014 -
Oct 26 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $7.50-$22.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $9.00-$25.00
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $0.00
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $0.00

*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):
38.95278, -78.73472
38°57'10"N, 78°44'5"W

From Strasburg, VA, follow State Route 55 west for 18 miles to Wardensville, WV. Turn left on SR 23/10, and travel for about 6 miles. Turn right on SR 259/5, and travel for 6 miles. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 500, and drive about 1 mile to the Trout Pond Recreation Area entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Trout Pond Recreation Area
814 Trout Pond Campground RD
Lost City  WV  26810-8382

Phone Number:

Project Office: (304)897-6450