Hawk Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Hawk Campground sits nestled in the Alleghany Mountains surround by a spectacular nature setting. Experience an exciting hiking experience with easy access to the Tuscarora Trail right from the campground. In the fall, this inviting location offers hunters a secluded environment to stay overnight. Fall asleep to the mellow sounds of the trees gently swaying overhead and the simple harmony of nearby crickets.

At a Glance

Fees No Fee
Open Season: Late April through December
Restrictions: Alcoholic beverages prohibited. 
Closest Towns: Wardensville, WV
Water: Drinking water available May through December
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Lee Ranger District: 540-984-4101

General Information

Directions: From I-81: Take exit 296 and turn west on VA 55. Drive 14.5 miles and cross into West Virginia at top of mountain (VA 55 becomes WV 55). Descend for 1.0 mile and make a sharp right turn onto Forest Road 502 (gravel road). After 2.7 miles, turn left onto Forest Road 347. Camp entrance is on the right.

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