Grand Vue Park
250 Trail Drive
Moundsville, WV 26041
Enjoy a night with family and friends roasting smores and hot dogs. Come camp out at Grand Vue Park and enjoy the great outdoors. Our camp sites offer fire rings and portajohns. There are no electric hookups, so be sure to bring your portable chargers, or better yet, disconnect for the night.
- Tomlinson Run State Park
84 Osage Road
New Manchester, WV 20656
Known as West Virginia’s “top” state park, Tomlinson Run State Park lies along the Ohio River, near the the of the Northern Panhandle. The park’s 1,398 acres are divided into two sections: a wilderness area with heavily forested hills, overhanging cliffs of sandstone and shale, and many wildflowers and fauna, and a developed area with traditional park offerings. The park features a wide array of recreational activities including hiking, fishing, boating and swimming. Tomlinson Run also offers unique camping experiences with its yurt and camper cabin rentals.Tomlinson Run State Park was built where several grist mills operated in the 1800s. In the 1930s, land was purchased and developed into a state park, with construction supervised by the National Conservation Commission. The park opened in 1940, and over the following years, buildings and other facilities were constructed for various purposes, many of which are still in use today. Several improvements have been made in recent years, including a swimming pool, an expanded campground and the addition of yurts, for a new type of camping experience.
Need an area for a picnic or family get-together? The park offers four picnic shelters which can be reserved by the day for a modest fee. Otherwise, picnic shelters are available on a first-come, first served basis, so be sure to reserve in advance if you’ve got something special planned!
Barkcamp State Park
65330 Barkcamp Road
Belmont, OH 43718
Located in eastern Ohio, Barkcamp State Park’s picturesque hills and lake is the perfect place to try an array of outdoor activities. The 1,005-acre park offers visitors the chance to camp surrounded by mature woodlands and rolling hills or spend the day exploring the rugged Appalachian region. The sandstone hills of the area are part of the Appalachian Plateau, which envelops the southeastern part of Ohio. Layers of coal lie hidden within the sandstone bedrock, formed by decaying swamp vegetation millions of years ago during the Pennsylvanian geologic period.
Belmont County leads Ohio in coal production; an estimated 5,668 million tons of coal lie below the earth’s surface. The hills and valleys of the area are blanketed with an impressive second-growth forest, one of the few areas showcasing what Ohio’s original forests may have looked like. The woods support various plants, such as wild geranium, hepatica, bloodroot and other spring blooms. Animals thrive here, including a variety of songbirds, squirrel, white-tailed deer and wild turkey.