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McCollum Campground

County Road 73/16, Bruceton Mills, West Virginia 26525 USA

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“fascinating place for hiking”

Coopers Rock State Forest gets its name from a legend about a fugitive who hid from the law near what is now the overlook. A cooper by trade, he resumed making barrels at his new mountain hideout, selling them to people in nearby communities. He lived and worked in the forest for many years. During the Depression, between 1936 and 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built numerous structures in the forest, often using durable American chestnut wood from trees that succumbed to a blight that nearly wiped out the species. Eleven of these structures, including the rustic picnic shelters near the overlook, have been included on the National Register of Historic Places. Coopers Rock State Forest is 13 miles east of Morgantown and 8 miles west of Bruceton Mills. Its 12,713 acres are bisected by Interstate 68. Although the forest serves as a recreation and preservation area, it has a wider range of uses. West Virginia's state forests also serve as areas of publicly owned land for forestry research, timber management, and watershed and wildlife protection.

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fajitasmama

  • 6 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 05, 2020

Nice hiking spot in northeastern WV. Has multiple trails that can be hiked. It is mostly known for its scenic overlook which allows an awesome view of the valley. There are picnic tables and a playground nearby, making it a family friendly destination, but these areas are seasonal so check before venturing in if its between early fall and summer.

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McCollum Campground

County Road 73/16
Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
26525 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Max Stay
14
Max Length
40 ft
Season End
fall
Affiliation
State park or forest
Sites Count
25
Season Start
spring
Back In RV Sites Count
20
Pull Through RV Sites Count
5
  • Sites
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Firewood
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Paved Sites
  • Pull Through
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Potable Water
  • Back In RV Sites
  • Pull Through RV Sites
  • Vehicle Wash Permitted
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