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Welcome to Tentrr Camping in West Virginia’s Metro Valley

The Metro Valley of West Virginia is home to 30% of the state’s population and encompasses nine counties, but despite all of the people it is still a wonderful place to get away from it all. Camping in West Virginia’s Metro Valley is always an adventure filled with culture, history, and a lot of the outdoors.

If you want to see both the outdoors and the big city, then camp at Kanawha State Forest, a popular camping area only seven miles from Charleston, the capital city. The forest has more than 25 miles of hiking and biking trails, plus wildflowers, diverse trees, and an abundance of birds.

Then, pop over to the city to see a little live music at the Mountain Stage, where live performances of all styles have been broadcast on NPR for 30 years. The Capitol Market is a great place to spend an afternoon shopping for fresh produce and unique and handmade West Virginia gifts and treats.

Drive an hour away and you’re camping in New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, a gorgeous park that is devoted to one thing above all: getting out to see the water. 70,000 acres of land along the New River is rich in culture and history, and there is whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Hidden among the park’s trees and shrubs is a cemetery of early settlers who died from a smallpox epidemic, and you can also visit the coal mine where Carter G. Woodson worked--the man who is considered the founder of Black History Month.

Head to where the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers join and you’ll find Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, where a monument can be found commemorating the Battle of Point Pleasant, fought by Chief Cornstalk in 1774. Camping is nearby in Glenwood, and if you’re up for a bizarre side trip, drop into Point Pleasant’s Mothman Museum, a place devoted to the myth (and the movie) of The Mothman Prophecies.

So whether you want to get out on the water, or get into some historical treasure finding--or some seriously strange tangents, camping in West Virginia’s Metro Valley will make for a memorable trip.

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