Day Run Campground

Area Status: Closed

Located just off the Highland Scenic Highway this small developed campground is a perfect getaway for fisherman and hikers. Many of the 12 camping sites boarder the upper scenic Williams River and  the campground is within walking distance of many popular trails. Each site is equipped with a wooden picnic table, lantern post, and fire ring. Several campsites also have a tent pad, although all sites are suitable for tent or trailer camping.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for season
Reservations: All sites are on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
  • Camping fee is $8.00 per site per night, payable at the camping self-service fee station.
Open Season: April - end of November
Usage: Light
  • Maximum length of stay is 14 days.
  • Dogs are permitted if on a leash.
Closest Towns: Marlinton and Richwood, WV
Water: One hand pump
Restroom: Two vault toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Marlinton Ranger Station

General Information


From Marlinton take US Route 219 north 7 miles to State Route 150, which is the Highland Scenic Highway. Turn left onto Route 150 and drive 9 miles to the Williams River Bridge turnoff, located on the left. Turn right at the stop sign onto Forest Road 86 and drive 3 miles to the intersection of Forest Road 216. Take a hard right onto Forest Road 216 and drive 1 mile to Day Run Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

RV Camping

Campsites are suitable for tent or trailer camping.

No. of Sites 12
Hookup - Water None
Hookup - Sewer None
Dump Stations None
Hookups - Electric None

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Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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