Blue Bend Recreation Area and Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Blue Bend Swim Area

Located on State Route 16, near Alvon, West Virginia, Blue Bend is in a rustic and beautiful setting along scenic Anthony Creek. The area serves both campers and daytime visitors, and is popular for fishing, swimming, hiking, and picnicking. Most of these trails were constructed in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps. 

Anthony Creek Trail follows the creek in a narrow valley filled with rhododendron and many flowering forest trees. Blue Bend Loop Trail offers three scenic overlooks and has a trail shelter for overnight use. The South Boundary Trail travels from the beautiful Greenbrier River, fords Anthony Creek, then winds through mountains along the forest's southern boundary. The Beaver's Tale Braille plaques along its route invite the visitor to explore this unique river-bottom site.

Blue Bend Swim Area Blue Bend Playground Blue Bend Shelter Blue Bend Beach Blue Bend Beach

At a Glance

Reservations: Individual picnic sites are not reservable. Camping reservations for Blue Meadow Group Campground or Pavilion reservations can be made at recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777.
Fees Campground Fees
  • Single Site - $16/night
  • Single Site with Electric - $20/night
  • Double Site with Electric -  $40/night
Pavilion Rental
  • $25/day 
  • Available May - October
Open Season: Beginning of March - late November
Usage: Medium
Restrictions:
Closest Towns: Alvon, WV
Water: Hand pumps available Spring and Fall. Drinking water system open May to October.
Restroom: Flush toilets available in camping areas. Vault toilets are all that is available in Spring/Fall
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: White Sulphur Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From White Sulphur Springs: Travel 8 miles north on State Route 92. Turn left (west) in Alvon, West Virginia, onto State Route 16. Travel 4 miles to the recreation area.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

There are two camping loops in the recreation area. Blue Bend Loop has 21 campsites and Blue Meadow Group Camping Loop has 19 campsites, including 4 walk-in sites.

Each site in Blue Bend Loop has a table, fire grate, waste receptacle, lantern post and a parking spur. Flush toilets with running water are located in the camping areas. However, in the spring and fall, only vault toilets are open for use. Drinking water is available at Blue Bend. Several water fountains are located throughout Blue Bend.

All campsites in Blue Bend Loop are suitable for both tent and trailer camping except for the 4 walk-in sites.

The maximum number of campers per site is 8.

RV Camping

All campsites are suitable for both tent and trailer camping except for the 4 walk-in sites.

Electric Hookups are only available at Site 13 and 15.

There are no sewage nor water hookups. There is also no dump station available.

Hookup - SewerNone
Hookups - ElectricNone
Dump StationsNone
Hookup - WaterNone

Group Camping

Blue Meadow Group Camping Loop has 19 campsites, including 4 walk-in sites.

Each site in Blue Meadow Group Camping Loop has a table, fire grate, waste receptacle, lantern post and a parking spur. Blue Meadow has vault toilets, but no drinking water. Drinking water is available at Blue Bend. Several water fountains are located throughout Blue Bend.

All campsites in Blue Meadow Group Camping Loop are suitable for both tent and trailer camping except for the 4 walk-in sites.

Hookups - ElectricNone

Picnicking

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