Red Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Red Creek Campground Sign

Red Creek Campground is a primitive, small campground that sits on top of the Allegheny Plateau and within the Dolly Sods Scenic Area. The climate and plant life here resembles Northern Canada.

Located approximately 20 miles northwest from Petersburg, West Virginia and 24 miles north of Seneca Rocks.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: See Recreation Site Information.
Fees See Recreation Site Information.
Permit Info: Sites are not reservable. Sites are on a first come, first serve basis. This campground is usually full every week-end.
Open Season: Mid-April - Beginning of December
Usage: Light
  • No camping is allowed within 300 feet of FR75.
  • Maximum length of stay is 14 days.
Closest Towns: Petersburg, WV
Restroom: Accessible vault toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: More information on this campground is available through the Potomac -Ranger District, HC 59, Box 240, Petersburg, WV 26847 (304)257-4488, extension 0.

General Information


From Petersburg, WV, go south on 28/55 to State Route 4 (Jordan Run Road). Follow SR 4 for one mile and turn left onto Forest Road 19. Follow FR 19 for 6 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 75. Follow FR 75 for 7 miles to the campground.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Nature Viewing

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Viewing Wildlife

Bird banding is performed in late summer and during the fall.

Viewing Plants

This area features unique scenery and unusual plant communities. Flowering laurel, rhodedendron and azealeas highlight this area from May through June. Huckleberry picking is popular during the month of July