New River Campground

(11 Reviews)

11218 Midland Trail, Gauley Bridge, WV 25085

304-632-9821

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GPS: 38.1585, -81.1875

New River Campground is located at 11218 Midland Trail, Gauley Bridge, West Virginia 25085 with a total of 39 campsites. Some of the amenities you can enjoy there are Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Rafting, Swimming Pool, Water Sports, and more. Before your trip to New River Campground, check out website at http://www.newrivercampground.com/ or contact them through 304-632-9821 to know their nightly rates and available discounts.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)

38.1585, -81.1875

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude) 38.1585, -81.1875

Amenities

Hookups 30 Amp 20 Amp water sewer Full Hookups
Connectivity wifi
Recreation boat ramp playground
Site Amenities picnic table pull thru
Facilities dump station firewood general store laundry restrooms
Pets pets

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Overview of New River Campground


Last Price Paid: $34

Reported by Retired Roamer on 04.12.2022

Longest RV Reported: 35 feet (Class A)

Reported by Cindy & Cristal F on 5.5.2022

Number of Sites:

39

Pad Type:

gravel

Open Seasonally:

Yes

Elevation:

656 ft / 199 m

Tent Camping:

Yes

Reviews of New River Campground

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  • Area Guides Avatar Retired Roamer
    Right on the river

    Reviewed 12/4/2022

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    Nightly rate: $34

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 27

    Nice campground, RIGHT ON THE RIVER. The spots not directly in the river ain’t but a stones throw away. The spots on the river are darn near in the river lol. It is really cool being that close to the river.It’s right off the main road, no one should have any trouble getting back there and in their spot. The have a couple spots for...moreNice campground, RIGHT ON THE RIVER. The spots not directly in the river ain’t but a stones throw away. The spots on the river are darn near in the river lol. It is really cool being that close to the river.It’s right off the main road, no one should have any trouble getting back there and in their spot. The have a couple spots for big rigs, 5th wheels. $34 for full hook up isn’t bad.I didn’t but there has to be some good fishin to be had there. Lots of current and they have some pictures posted of some pretty nice catches, though I didn’t pay to much attention to the dates of those pictures.The office/store doesn’t have much. I can’t comment on the facilities. They are locked with a key pad and only available to campers without their own restroom, some covid policy stuff.I just spent the night here passing though on my way home. I did make a reservation but there were many spots open. I believe a reservation is required but don’t quote me on that.The sites are gravel, or at least the patio area is. It was raining off and on and was pretty muddy in spots. My camper isn’t very big so I put my passenger side wheels just on the edge of the gravel patio so my entry steps wouldn’t be in the mud and I was nearly level, side to side was good, only needed a small adjustment front to rear.It’s down in a valley with mountains on either side. There is a train on the other side of the river. There were some geese and ducks congregating in the water near my camper at night, was pretty cool to see so many in one area.There is a waterfall across the street and a nicer one just down the road. I have Verizon and had 4 bars cellular signal and was showing LTE but it was incredibly slow if it worked at all. I would visit again for sure.

  • Area Guides Avatar The Chesnut’s
    Beginner’s luck!

    Reviewed 20/10/2021

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    Nightly rate: $35

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: F35

    Picked up our new (to us) Bambi and drove straight to this campground. Never camped before. We got one of two spots where you don’t have to back the camper up, river front, awesome view of the mountains. We bought firewood and food at their little store and they delivered it to our door. It was everything I thought camping could be and...morePicked up our new (to us) Bambi and drove straight to this campground. Never camped before. We got one of two spots where you don’t have to back the camper up, river front, awesome view of the mountains. We bought firewood and food at their little store and they delivered it to our door. It was everything I thought camping could be and more. WiFi without internet but full bars on 5G Verizon, full bars LTE ATT. Was able to work all day using phone as hotspot.

  • Area Guides Avatar Mark S
    Homey and pleasant

    Reviewed 10/10/2020

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    Nightly rate: $32

    Days stayed: 5

    Site number: 37

    Site 37 was a parallel site with room to pull through or back in. Hook ups were in good condition. You get a ton of firewood for $5. Bath house is in good shape and clean. Must have an access code to the bath house due to pandemic. Great staff, though making reservations was cumbersome and took several times to get it correct. Highway ...moreSite 37 was a parallel site with room to pull through or back in. Hook ups were in good condition. You get a ton of firewood for $5. Bath house is in good shape and clean. Must have an access code to the bath house due to pandemic. Great staff, though making reservations was cumbersome and took several times to get it correct. Highway along side of campground adds some noise but you get used to that. Two train lines are across the river which adds some extra noise but not too bad. Internet was spotty as there are long term workers camping here and doing online training which eats up bandwidth. No cell service but others did seem to have service. Campground is well cared for. Walking distance to grocery, dollar store, and drug store.

  • Area Guides Avatar PWSailor
    Great place to stay

    Reviewed 9/10/2020

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    Nightly rate: $32

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 27

    As others have said, this campsite is located in a beautiful spot. Our site backed to the river. Our neighbor brought kayaks and a fishing boat, and could shove off directly from his site. Very accommodating owners. $5 bought a huge pile of firewood, delivered directly to your site. Others have mentioned the private bathrooms/showers, ...moreAs others have said, this campsite is located in a beautiful spot. Our site backed to the river. Our neighbor brought kayaks and a fishing boat, and could shove off directly from his site. Very accommodating owners. $5 bought a huge pile of firewood, delivered directly to your site. Others have mentioned the private bathrooms/showers, but we were actually assigned a room all to ourselves. This is an excellent place to stay. Our only quibble is that they have very bright lights throughout the campground that stayed on all night. It’s hard to enjoy the stars with all of those lights. Some road noise, and some distant train noise.

  • Area Guides Avatar Jerose
    Great place

    Reviewed 3/10/2020

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    Nightly rate: $31

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 35

    This campground is so amazing beautiful and peaceful. We love the river and the trains plus the mountains on either side. Close to some state parks. So there are places to see.We have a 29 foot camper and there was plenty space for us.No cell service or internet. We have Verizon

  • Area Guides Avatar KFann
    Super friendly hosts at lovely campground

    Reviewed 13/3/2020

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    Nightly rate: $31

    Days stayed: 6

    Site number: 35

    Waterfalls within walking distance, directly on the river, super friendly owner and work camper, and high speed AT&T. We’d stay longer if we could! Fantastic campground, especially in off season so more privacy.

  • Area Guides Avatar Scgirl278
    Beautiful views

    Reviewed 18/2/2019

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    Nightly rate: $20

    Days stayed: 1

    We stayed here our first night after getting our travel trailer. We got to the location a little bit after hours, however the owners met us at our site and helped us back into our location. We stayed by the river which was a beautiful sight to wake up to when opening our windows in the camper. The facility had recently lost water due ...more We stayed here our first night after getting our travel trailer. We got to the location a little bit after hours, however the owners met us at our site and helped us back into our location. We stayed by the river which was a beautiful sight to wake up to when opening our windows in the camper. The facility had recently lost water due to frozen pipes, however the price reflected that And we were told I had a time of this issue. Overall a great experience and we would stay here again.

  • Area Guides Avatar JanAndDougS
    Beautiful location!

    Reviewed 4/11/2018

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    Nightly rate: $25

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: 36 then 37

    This campground is right on the New River. Our site, 36, was feet away from the edge and parallel to it. It was gravel and surprisingly level, had 30 amp, water and sewer. Cheryl, the owner, was very nice, helpful, offered info about the area. Told us they sold ice and wood by the wheelbarrow for $5. Unfortunately we awoke to the ...moreThis campground is right on the New River. Our site, 36, was feet away from the edge and parallel to it. It was gravel and surprisingly level, had 30 amp, water and sewer. Cheryl, the owner, was very nice, helpful, offered info about the area. Told us they sold ice and wood by the wheelbarrow for $5. Unfortunately we awoke to the river rising due to the rain from hurricane Michael in North Carolina and dams along the way being opened. We saw many of the campground sites already under water and others quickly disappearing. We moved to higher ground to site 37, that had 50 amp, but as we were sitting outside watching the water it rose even more. Cheryl had come and checked on us quite a few times and told us that the evacuation place was just right down the street at a small shopping center (grocery, CVS, Family Dollar). The water won and we moved to the parking lot. We stayed there 2 nights until the water had receded. There was an amazing amount of driftwood all over the campground but she was out there with helpers cleaning it up. Once there was a place for us to get to we moved back. It’s not a fancy park, a little rustic feeling, but the view is spectacular and we loved it there. There are playgrounds for kids, newer private showers and laundry. It has a boat ramp and she sells bait in her store. It’s in a beautiful area just unfortunate that the water rose while we were there. There are pull-through and back-in sites, some with 30, some 50 amp. I do not remember if they were all full hookup. There are also tent sites. All had fire rings. Wifi was decent up near the bathhouse, Verizon was only sketchy. We paid $25 per night.

  • Area Guides Avatar Bubba
    Great 1 night stay with hook ups

    Reviewed 6/4/2018

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    Nightly rate: $20

    Days stayed: 1

    We stayed here for 1 night during our spring break trip. Coming in from the south on hwy 16 was beautiful with a bunch of waterfalls coming in to the campground. The campground was empty just us and the seasonal campground workers. They are open year round but the camp can get flooded it is situated between two damns. Let’s just say it...moreWe stayed here for 1 night during our spring break trip. Coming in from the south on hwy 16 was beautiful with a bunch of waterfalls coming in to the campground. The campground was empty just us and the seasonal campground workers. They are open year round but the camp can get flooded it is situated between two damns. Let’s just say it’s good thing I have 4wd while turning around it got pretty slick. There is train tracks across the river with some long coal trains that use them, it was pretty cool to watch them. There are semi’s that go up and down Hwy 16 so watch out for them. Overall for one night with full hook ups at 20$ I cant complain and I would stay again.

  • Area Guides Avatar Chapter 3 Travels
    Beautiful, but not recommended for big rigs or those who need connectivity

    Reviewed 7/12/2017

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    Nightly rate: $36

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 37

    This campground's greatest asset and biggest drawback is its location. The campground is located right next to the New River in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia, so it's fantastic for folks looking to get away and enjoy the river. But in order to get to it, you need to drive along very steep, winding mountain roads. It is not for the inexp...moreThis campground's greatest asset and biggest drawback is its location. The campground is located right next to the New River in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia, so it's fantastic for folks looking to get away and enjoy the river. But in order to get to it, you need to drive along very steep, winding mountain roads. It is not for the inexperienced big rig driver. Additionally, once you're there, the big, beautiful mountains that provide such stunning scenery create all kinds of havoc for your internet connectivity.There are a handful of sites that are laid out parallel to the river. We had one of these sites so we had no one next to us. Most of the rest of the sites are back in sites, and those are more typical of commercial campgrounds. Also, be aware, only certain sites have full hook ups and 50 amp service.Getting to the campground in a large motorhome took serious skill because of the twisty mountain roads and, once we got to the campground, the turn into the driveway was extremely tight. The sites themselves were well maintained and we could access ours, but the place was very sparsely populated when we visited. If it was the height of the season, I expect it could be a bit more difficult. I would hesitate to recommend this place to owners of big rigs.This was also the worst internet situation we've had since we've been on the road. We had almost no signal at all on our Verizon hot spot, and the campground's wifi was spotty, at best (per the usual). If you need internet access to do your job or for whatever else, I would strongly caution against staying here.All in all, while we loved the views here and the customer service was friendly, the issues with connectivity and the difficulty in getting to and from the campground in a large motorhome make it unlikely we'll stay here again. If you have a smaller rig and don't require consistent internet, it's a great campground.

  • Area Guides Avatar Nathan @ Wand'rly
    Beautiful park right along the New River

    Reviewed 25/10/2014

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    Nightly rate: $28

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 25

    The family-run park is sandwiched between US 60 (which is a little two lane road that winds through the mountains, but still a bit traffic-y) and the New River. The walls of the gorge rise up above either side of the campground, large sandstone cliffs and beautiful trees everywhere. It was autumn while we stayed, and the sweetgum and s...moreThe family-run park is sandwiched between US 60 (which is a little two lane road that winds through the mountains, but still a bit traffic-y) and the New River. The walls of the gorge rise up above either side of the campground, large sandstone cliffs and beautiful trees everywhere. It was autumn while we stayed, and the sweetgum and silver and red maples were extraordinarily vibrant.You pay extra for a riverside spot, but the park was nearly empty so our spot away from the river had a great view. 20 minutes along a very beautiful road to Fayetteville and the National Park's Visitor Center. Clean bathrooms, "singles" in that you get to close and lock the door and have a shower and toilet all to yourself. A small store that sells the usual suspects: sewer hoses, light bulbs, propane for lanterns, etc. They've also got a propane tank for refilling your rig. Wood is a $1 / piece.For some reason, there's a small shopping plaza right next door, a grocery store, a bar, and a dollar store. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere so how this stays in business is anyone's guess, but it was very convenient.The New River Gorge area is absolutely spectacular and this park provides a beautiful location central to Hawks Nest State Park, a ton of trails and waterfalls, river access and Fayetteville. I imagine this is where we'll stay any time we come back to the area.Oh and they had built a haunted house which was maybe a little cheesy but very fun for our 13 year old, and the Lady and I had a good time there, too.

Activities

Boating

Fishing

Hiking

Hunting

Rafting

Swimming Pool

Water Sports

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 3 Users Last Reported 11/04/2018

At&t 4G

Confirmed by 3 Users Last Reported 03/13/2020

T-Mobile 4G

Confirmed by 1 Users Last Reported 02/18/2019

Campsite Types

RV,

Trailer