Let’s explore some West Virginia camping backcountry sites. These sites are for explorers keen on experiencing wild Appalachia. Camping with our deluxe Tentrr kit is an unforgettable experience, yes, but conventional tent camping is an essential from time to time. It brings us closer to the elements and challenges us to reconsider the things we really “need” in life.
We offer these sites in Appalachia territory for its heavenly meadows, pristine rivers, stunning ponds, and exciting hikes. Let’s explore.
First up, we have Pressly Retreat Almost Heaven Meadow. An intriguing name, right? This is where our campers go to find their peace with nature. This serene piece of land hosts wild flowers, forest, and yes, plenty of meadow landscape. Among these open spaces, you’ll (almost!) feel like you’re in heaven.
For activities you’ll find plenty of walking trails, star gazing, wildlife viewing, and cooking on a grill provided by your CampKeeper, Tom. This is truly a place you can come and feel safe among wild Appalachia.
Next, we have Field on the Mountain Main. Just 1.5 hours from Charleston, this camping in West Virginia is accessible yet as wild as all of our backcountry sites. This site, however, is entirely unique. Here, you’ll experience camping on the land of your CampKeeper, Susan. She owns a 120 acre sheep farm nestled between two mountains in the Gauley River National Recreation Area. Extras offered by your CampKeeper (for excellent prices!) include organic black walnuts, fire wood, farm fresh eggs, and gear transport to the mountain top.
This camping is an invaluable way to acquire peace and privacy. There are miles of stunning mountain views and an abundance of wildlife including deer, wild turkey, black bear, coyotes, and migrating birds.
Quail Hollow Farm is popular for its views of fields against mountain backdrops. This West Virginia camping fits up to 6 campers and is pet friendly. Located just 8 miles southeast of historic Berkeley Springs, this site presents the perfect balance of wild camping yet with ample access to resources. It’s also easy to get to.
Tentrr camper Christine S. reports that this site is a “beautiful location with expansive land to explore.”
As the name implies, this is perhaps our wildest backcountry site yet. This spot is in a remote forest located in the George Washington National Forest. The thousands of acres of forest are tucked away in the Lost River Valley of Mathias, West Virginia. Plenty of hiking and biking is accessible on many nearby trails. Go high enough and experience views all the way to Virginia!
Your CampKeeper, Enis, can host up to 14 campers and runs a pet-friendly gig. If you wish to experience these wild lands in more comfort, Enis actually offers a rentable cabin with a wood stove for heat, a bunk bed, and a queen-sized bed. There is no running water, Enis notes, but a natural spring is located outside.