Gatewood Campground

Area Status: Open
Gatewood Campground Entrance

Gatewood Campground is a small group campground located on a ridge at a former fire tower site. Gatewood is approximately two miles east of Spruce Knob Lake Campground at the end of Forest Road 131. Please note that Forest Road 131 is gated and can be unlocked through a reservation to stay. Fishing is available in Gandy Creek and nearby in Spruce Knob Lake

At a Glance

Current Conditions: April 19 is first night of camping.
Operational Hours: 24/7
Reservations: All three group sites can be reserved. Reservations can be made online or by calling (877) 444-6777.
Fees: $45 per site, per night. 
Open Season: Mid-April - November
Usage: Light
  • Maximum length of stay is 14 days and 3-20 people per site.
  • Secure food and trash from bears and raccoons.
Closest Towns: Petersburg, WV and Canaan Valley, WV
Water: Water spigot available nearby at Spruce Knob Campground.
Restroom: Two accessible vault toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire: American Land and Leisure
Information Center: Contact Potomac Ranger District or American Land and Leisure at (304)567-3082.

General Information


From Riverton, WV, take U.S. Route 33 south 2 miles to Briery Gap Road(County Road 33./4). Turn right on Briery Gap Road and go 2 miles to Forest Road 112. Turn right and continue for 13.5 miles to Forest Road 131 on the right. Gatewood Campground is at the end of Forest Road 131.

From Elkins, WV, take U.S. Route 33 east to County Road 29, which is one mile west of Harmon. Turn right onto County Road 29 and go 19.4 miles and turn left onto Forest Road 1. Follow Forest Road 1 ( 3) miles to Forest Road 112. Stay left and follow Forest Road 112 (0.2) mile and turn left onto Forest Road 131.

Recreation Map

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RV Camping

There are no electrical hookups. No dump station is available

Group Camping

Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, and a lantern post. 

No. of Sites 3
Hookups - Electric None
  • No dump station is available.
  • There are no electrical hookups.
  • The nearest telephone is located in Whitmer, WV.
  • This campground is at the end of a locked, gated road. Access information is available at (304) 567-3082 for those with a confirmed reservation.

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