Brandywine Recreation Area

Located on the 10-acre Brandywine Lake, this wooded recreation area affords access to multiple hiking and mountain biking trails, a swimming beach, and a campground with an onsite host.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This site has been winterized for the season and water is not available. 
Operational Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m
Reservations: This campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fees: Day use is $8 per vehicle for up to 8 passengers and $2 per person for vans and buses carrying more than 8 passengers and walk-ins. $20 per campsite per night during the primary (summer) recreation season and $10 per campsite per night during the winter season when water is not available. 
Open Season: mid-May - mid-December
Restrictions: Not suitable for large RVs. Dump station is available. Sites are limited to one RV or  two tents, no more than two vehicles, and no more than eight persons per site.
Closest Towns: Brandywine, WV
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Bath houses have hot showers and flush toilets
Passes: The America the Beautiful Senior and Access Pass provides a 50% discount to the base campsite fee (not hook ups) and the day use fee. No other America the Beautiful Interagency passes are valid at this site. The George Washington & Jefferson National Forests Seasonal Day Use Pass is accepted here and covers day use fees. 
Operated By: North River Ranger District: 540-432-0187

General Information

Directions: From Harrisonburg, VA: Take Route 33 West, 26 miles into West Virginia. The recreation area is 4.2 miles West of the Virginia-West Virginia state line and about 2 miles East of the town of Brandywine, WV.

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