Spruce Knob Lake Campground

Area Status: Open

Spruce Knob Lake Campground is located west of Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia. Also close by is Spruce Knob - Seneca Creek Backcountry, which holds 60 miles of trails ready to be explored. For individuals looking for group camping located close by is Gatewood Campground.

If you enjoy stream or river fishing as well you can head over to Gandy Creek. Fishing is available at Spruce Knob Lake. Built in 1952 for fishing, the 25-acre lake is regularly stocked with trout by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Numerous small but hungry bluegills along the shoreline make fishing fun for beginning anglers. Electric trolling motors and non-motorized boats are permitted on the lake. There is a small boat launch, parking lot, and vault toilets. A wooden pier along the shoreline provides barrier free access.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Lake open when roads are snow-free.  April 19 is first night of camping.
  • Reservations can be made online or by calling (877) 444-6777.
  • Campsites 1, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31 are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Please check in with campground host upon arrival.
  • Single- $16
  • Double- $28
  • Walk-in- $13
Open Season: Lake opens when roads are snow-free. Campground opens in April. - October
Usage: Light
  • Maximum length of stay is 14 days.
  • Swimming is not permitted in Spruce Knob Lake.
  • Secure food and trash from bears and raccoons.
Closest Towns: Seneca Rocks and Whitmer, WV 
Water: Solar powered water pump for drinking water is available
Restroom: Ten accessible vault toilets are located in the area
Operated By: Concessionaire: American Land and Leisure (304) 567-3082
Information Center: For more information on this campground contact the Potomac Ranger District or American Land and Leisure at (304) 567-3082.

General Information


From Seneca Rocks, WV, take WV-28S/WV-55W and follow for about 10 miles to Briery Gap Road (County Road 33/4). Turn right onto Briery Gap Road. Go 2 miles to Forest Road 112, turn right and continue for 13.5 miles. Turn right on Forest Road 1. The campground is 1/2 mile on the right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

There is one loop with 28 single campsites, 2 double campsites, and 12 walk-in sites. Each site (with the exception of walk-in sites) includes a picnic table, fire ring, grill, lantern holder, and a tent pad. Walk-in sites are tent only and parking area is located approximately 75 feet away from the campsite.

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General Notes

The nearest telephone or store is in Whitmer, WV.
No dump station is available.

RV Camping

Single and double site parking spurs will accommodate a camping trailer. There are 30 RV sites available. There is no dump station nor any electrical hookups available. Each site includes a picnic table, fire ring, grill, and a lantern holder.

No. of Sites 30
Dump Stations None
Hookups - Electric None

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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