Blue Bend Recreation Area and Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Blue Bend Swim Area

Located on State Route 16, near Alvon, West Virginia, 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. Most of these trails were constructed in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps. 

Anthony Creek Trail follows the creek in a narrow valley filled with rhododendron and many flowering forest trees. Blue Bend Loop Trail offers three scenic overlooks and has a trail shelter for overnight use. The South Boundary Trail travels from the beautiful Greenbrier River, fords Anthony Creek, then winds through mountains along the forest's southern boundary. The Beaver's Tale Braille plaques along its route invite the visitor to explore this unique river-bottom site.

Blue Bend Swim Area Blue Bend Playground Blue Bend Shelter Blue Bend Beach Blue Bend Beach

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground and picnic area are open. Blue Meadow Group Campsite scheduled to open May 24. Big Shelter capacity limited to 19 people. Small Shelter limited to 10.
Reservations: Individual picnic sites are not reservable. Camping reservations for Blue Meadow Group Campground or Pavilion reservations can be made at or by calling (877) 444-6777.
Fees Campground Fees
  • Single Site - $16/night
  • Single Site with Electric - $20/night
  • Double Site with Electric -  $40/night
Pavilion Rental
  • $25/day 
  • Available May - October
Open Season: Beginning of March - late November
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Alvon, WV
Water: Hand pumps available Spring and Fall. Drinking water system open May to October.
Restroom: Flush toilets available in camping areas. Vault toilets are all that is available in Spring/Fall
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: White Sulphur Ranger District

General Information


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

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