Horseshoe Recreation and Campground Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

horseshoe Run River

Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Horseshoe is nestled in the mountains of West Virginia along Horseshoe Run. Horseshoe is located approximately 7 miles northeast of St. George, West Virginia, on State Route 7.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for season
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during open season.
  • Some campsites are reservable, as is one small and one large pavilion.
  • Reservations can be made at or by calling (877) 444-6777.
  • Pavilion reservations must be made at least 5 days prior to your arrival and can be made up to 360 days in advance.
Fees Camping Fees
  • Sites with electricity (Loop A) - $22/night
  • Sites without electricity (Loop B) - $17/night
  • Walk-in sites - $15/night
Pavilion Rental
  • Large picnic pavilion - $85/day
  • Small picnic pavilion - $20/day
Open Season: May 14 - September 12, 2021
Usage: Medium
  • Maximum length of stay is 14 days.
  • Check-out time is 1:00 p.m.
  • Picnic area is limited to day-use only.
  • Dogs are permitted if on a leash at all times.
Closest Towns: Parsons, WV
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush toilets
Operated By: Ohio-WV Youth Leadership Assoc., 304-478-2481
Information Center: Cheat Ranger District or by contacting the Horseshoe Leadership Center at 304-478-2481

General Information


From Parsons take State Route 72 northeast to State Route 5 to St. George. As you enter St. George, turn south on State Route 1. Follow State Route 1 to the intersection of State Route 7. Turn left on State Route 7 and continue past the YMCA Camp Horseshoe to the Horseshoe Recreation Area entrance.

General Notes:

There is a large open field for horseshoe games and field sports.


Sites and campground loops A and B are wheelchair accessible. The large picnic pavilion is wheelchair accessible as well. 

General Notes:

Additional Resources

Horseshoe Recreation Area Map (JPG)

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

Hide detail HIDE

Campground Camping

21 sites are available. 1 – 13 have electric hook up and sites 14 – 21 are primitive camping. Sites 7 - 12 are reservable but all other sites are on a first come, first serve basis. Each campsite has a parking spur, table, fire ring, tent pad, and lantern holder. Most campsites are suitable for both tent and trailer camping and can accommodate a 53 foot tow vehicle combination. Sites 9 and 10 are more accessible than other sites.

RV Camping

There are 21 sites available. Campsites are suitable for tent or trailer camping and can accommodate a 53 foot tow vehicle combination. Sites #9 & #10  can accommodate camper a camper up to 35 feet long. Sites 9 and 10 are more accessible than other sites.

No. of Sites 25
Size Restrictions Can accommodate a 53 foot tow/vehicle combination
Dump Stations None
No. of Accessible sites 2 Sites 9-10


Show detail SHOW


Show detail SHOW


Show detail SHOW