Horseshoe Recreation and Campground Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

horseshoe Run River

Constructed in the 1930's 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

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during open season.
Reservations: Camp sites 6-10 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) - $20/night
  • Sites without electricity (Loop B) - $15/night
  • Walk-in sites - $15/night
Pavilion Rental
  • Large picnic pavilion - $85/day
  • Small picnic pavilion - $20/day
Open Season: Mid-May - mid-October
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: Vault toilets and Flush toilets
Operated By: Ohio-WV YMCA (304) 478-2481
Information Center: Cheat Ranger District or by contacting the Ohio-WV YMCA 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. 

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Additional Resources

Horseshoe Recreation Area Map (JPG)

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

There are 25 single sites. Sites 6 -10 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

Campsites are suitable for tent or trailer camping and can accommodate a 53 foot tow vehicle combination. Sites 9 and 10 are more accessible than other sites.

Dump StationsNone
No. of Sites25
Size RestrictionsCan accommodate a 53 foot tow/vehicle combination
No. of Accessible sites2 Sites 9-10


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