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Horseshoe Recreation Area

Monongahela National Forest



Horseshoe Recreation Area is a scenic campground located in central West Virginia, offering excellent trout fishing opportunities and outdoor activities such as day hiking and hunting. Facilities include picnic tables, grills, toilets, pumps, and a camp store. Two group picnic shelters are accessible, and the Monongahela National Forest is nearby for additional outdoor recreation.


Horseshoe Recreation Area is located in north-central West Virginia, 7 miles from the town of St. George. The campground is tucked in a valley along the Horseshoe Run River, providing excellent opportunities for fishing and wildlife viewing.


Day hiking options include the 1.8-mile Losh Trail, the Dorman Ridge Trail at 1.3 miles, and Two Camp, a short 0.3 mile hike. Fishing for trout is a popular pastime and hunting is allowed in an area about a mile beyond the recreation area.


Each site offers picnic tables, grills, and waste receptacles and standard sites have electric hookups. There are accessible vault toilets and non-accessible flush toilets. Hand pumps and a drinking fountain with faucet are available. The camp store sells firewood and ice. The two group picnic shelters are accessible. The large electric pavilion has an occupancy limit of 75, and the small non-electric pavilion has an occupancy limit of 10.

Natural Features

Within the recreation area, open fields are mowed and gravel roads are maintained along the river. The Monongahela Forest extends over the north central highlands of the state, straddling many of the region's highest peaks. Elevation ranges from 1,000 to 4,863 feet above sea level.

Variations in terrain and precipitation have created one of the most ecologically diverse national forests in the country.

Nearby Attractions

Take a scenic drive throughout the forest. Fall brings incredible foliage colors to the region.
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Campground Matrix

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