Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Old House Picnic Area

This small picnic area offers travelers a beautiful place to stop as they enter West Virginia through an eastern gateway to the Monongahela National Forest. ]

Short hiking trails near the area include the Smoke Camp Trail, #324, which is 1.8 miles in length, and East Fork Trail, #365, is 8.0 miles in length

The Old House Picnic Area is located approximately 5 miles east of Bartow, West Virginia, along US Route 250.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open during daylight hours during the open season. 
Reservations: Sites are non-reservable and are operated on a first come, first serve basis. 
Fees No fee required. 
Open Season: Mid-April - beginning of December
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Bartow, WV
Restroom: One Accessible Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Greenbrier Ranger Station

General Information


From Bartow: Travel US Route 250 east approximately 5 miles.


Handicap accessible 

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