Blue Bend Recreation Area and Campground

  

Blue Bend Swim Area

Constructed in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Blue Bend is in a rustic and beautiful setting along scenic Anthony Creek. The area serves both campers and daytime visitors, and is popular for fishing, swimming, hiking, and picnicking.

Located on State Route 16, near Alvon, West Virginia.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: See Recreation Site Information.
Fees See Recreation Site Information.
Permit Info: Individual picnic sites are not reservable. Pavilion reservations may be made online or by calling (877)444-6777. Camping reservations for Blue Meadow Group Campground can be made online or by calling (877)444-6777.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions:
Closest Towns: Alvon, WV
Water: No water in Blue Meadow. Running water available in Summer only. Hand Pump available Spring/Fall.
Restroom: Flush toilets available in camping areas. Vault toilets are all that is available in Spring/Fall
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: More information on this campground is available through the White Sulphur Ranger District, 410 E. Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986 (304) 536-2144.

General Information

Directions: From White Sulphur Springs, travel 8 miles north on State Route 92. Turn left (west) at Alvon, West Virginia, onto State Route 16. Travel 4 miles to the recreation area.

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

There are two camping loops in the recreation area. Blue Bend Loop has 21 campsites and Blue Meadow Group Camping Loop has 19 campsites, including 4 walk-in sites. Each site has a table, fire grate, waste receptacle, lantern post and a parking spur. All campsites are suitable for both tent and trailer camping except for the 4 walk-in sites. The maximum number of campers per site is 8. Blue Meadow is a group camping site. There are no hook-ups provided (sewage, water, or electric). Flush toilets with running water are located in the camping areas. However, in the winter, only vault toilets are open for use. Blue Meadow has vault toilets, but no drinking water. Drinking water is available at Blue Bend. Several water fountains are located throughout Blue Bend.

RV Camping

All campsites are suitable for both tent and trailer camping except for the 4 walk-in sites.

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Hookups - ElectricNone
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Group Camping

Blue Meadow is a group camping site.  Blue Meadow has vault toilets, but now drinking water.  Drinking water is available at Blue Bend.

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Nature Viewing

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Picnicking

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.920240
  Longitude : 
-80.269030