Horseshoe Recreation and Campground Area


horseshoe Run River

Constructed in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Horseshoe is nestled in the mountains of West Virginia along Horseshoe Run.

Located approximately 7 miles northeast of St. George, West Virginia, on State Route 7.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: See Recreation Site Information.
Fees There is a fee for camping sites and pavillions.  See Recreation Site Information.
Permit Info: Sites 6-10 are reservable. Reservations can be made on-line or by calling (877) 444-6777.

Pavilion reservations must be made at least 5 days prior to your arrival and can be made up to 360 days in advance.
Usage: Medium
  • Maximum length of stay is 14 days.
  • Check-out time is 1:00 p.m.
  • Picnic area is limited to day-use only.
  • Dogs are permitted if on a leash at all times.
Closest Towns: Parsons, WV
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault toilets and Flush toilets
Operated By: Ohio-WV YMCA (304) 478-2481
Information Center: More information on this campground is available through the Cheat Ranger District, PO Box 368, Parsons WV 26287 (304)478-2000, extension 0 or by contacting the Ohio-WV YMCA at (304)478-2481

General Information


From Parsons take State Route 72 northeast to State Route 5 to St. George. As you enter St. George, turn south on State Route 1. Follow State Route 1 to the intersection of State Route 7. Turn left on State Route 7 and continue past the YMCA Camp Horseshoe to the Horseshoe Recreation Area entrance.

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General Notes:

There is a large open field for horseshoe games and field sports.

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Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

Campsites are suitable for tent or trailer camping and can accomodate a 53 foot tow vehicle combination. Sites 9 and 10 are more accessible than other sites.

No. of Sites25
Size RestrictionsCan accomodate a 53 foot tow/vehicle combination
No. of Accessible sites2 Sites 9-10
Dump StationsNone

Campground Camping

There are 25 single sites. Sites 6 -10 are reservable but all other sites are on a first come, first serve basis. Each campsite has a parking spur, table, fire ring, tent pad, and lantern holder. Most campsites are suitable for both tent and trailer camping and can accomodate a 53 foot tow vehicle combination. Sites 9 and 10 are more accessible than other sites.


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