Stuart Day Use Area and Campground

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Stuart Recreation Day Use Area

Stuart Day Use Area and Campground is nestled in the mountains of West Virginia along the Shavers Fork River, Located approximately 6 miles NE of Elkins at the junction of WV Route 6 and Forest Road 91 (Stuart Drive), it was constructed in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

The day use area offers tables, grills, and waste receptacles for picnicking, as well as three reservable pavilions. 

The campground has 25 sites for single use, 1 double site, and 1 group camping site for larger groups. Elecriticity, showers, and flush toilets are available at the campground. 

Additional Resources

Stuart Campground Map (JPG) 

Stuart Recreation Day Use Area Stuart Recreation Swimming Area Stuart Campground Entrance Open Field at Stuart Group Campground Stuart Shower Building

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the open season. 
Reservations: Camp sites 7-15 are reservable, as are the tpavillions. Reservations can be made online or by calling (877) 444-6777. Individual picnic sites in Day Use Area are not reservable.
Fees Day-use entry:
  • Single day - $5/car
  • Season Pass - $40/car
Camping fees:
  • Single Sites - $30/night
  • Campground Double Site - $50/night
  • Campground Group Site - $65/night
Pavillion reservations:
  • Large Picnic Pavilion - $130/day
  • Small Picnic Pavilion - $
  • Alpena Picnic Pavilion  - $55/day
Open Season: Mid-April - beginning of October
Usage: Heavy
  • Maximum length of stay in campground is 14 days.
  • Check-out time is 1:00 p.m.
  • Dogs are permitted if on a leash at all times.
Closest Towns: Elkins, WV
Water: Water Spigots
Restroom: Flush and showers
Operated By: Concessionaire: American Land and Leisure (304) 636-5070
Information Center: Contact Cheat Ranger District or contact American Land and Leisure at (304) 636-5070. 

General Information


From Elkins take US Route 33 east for approximately 4 miles. Turn north on WV 33/8 (old US Route 33) and follow signs. Turn north on WV Route 6 and drive 1/2 mile to the entrance.

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There is a hiking trail in the recreation area: River Loop Trail - #119 which is 2 miles in length.


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