Monongahela National Forest Closes Campgrounds until Further Notice



This week, Monongahela National Forest closed all developed campgrounds for the health and safety of visitors and staff. Notifications to renters who reserved sites using will be made as soon as possible, and refunds will be processed. Please monitor the Forest’s website for additional information as this situation evolves. Contact information for offices is available at

As we work through an unpredictable and rapidly changing situation, health and safety is our number one priority. We are committed to continuing to support our communities and fulfill our mission as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19. These actions have been taken based on the best available medical advice per CDC guidelines and to promote social distancing.

Campgrounds closed on the Greenbrier Ranger District include Island Campground and Laurel Fork Campground.

Campgrounds closed on the Marlinton-White Sulphur Ranger District include Day Run Campground, Pocahontas Campground, Tea Creek Campground, Williams River Campsites, Blue Bend Campground, Blue Meadow Group Campground, and Lake Sherwood Campground.

Campgrounds closed on the Cheat-Potomac Ranger District include Bear Heaven Campground, Horseshoe Recreation Area Campground, Stuart Recreation Area Campground, Big Bend Campground, Gatewood Group Campground, Jess Judy Campground, Red Creek Campground, Seneca Shadows Campground, and Spruce Knob Lake Campground.

Campgrounds closed on the Gauley District include Big Rock Campground, Bishop Knob Campground, Cranberry Campground, Cranberry River Camp Sites, Summit Lake Campground, and Williams River Camp Sites.

Monongahela National Forest continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and evaluate potential impacts and adjustments to reservations and our reservation policies through Reservation holders will be notified via email if there are changes affecting their reservation.

Please remember to review current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and focus on recreating safely while protecting yourself, Forest Service employees and our volunteers.