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part ofJennings Randolph Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015   Season Dates


The Robert W. Craig Campground is located off West Virginia State Highway Route 46, five miles from Elk Garden, West Virginia. The campground is located very close to Jennings Randolph Lake which provides many recreational opportunities including boating, swimming, picnicking, scenic overlooks and fishing.

The resident bald eagles have been breeding at Jennings Randolph Lake for over 10 years. Bring binoculars for the opportunity to spot an eagle's nest.

Natural Features:

The lake spans 952 acres in the rugged hills of West Virginia's Allegheny Mountains.

The pavilion is located inside of the Robert W. Craig Campground in a nice grassy field where your group can be semi-isolated for a nice reunion or picnic away from the rest of the campground.


During your stay at the campground, enjoy playing a game of horse shoes or hiking the Sunset Trail, High Timber Trail or the 3D Archery Trail. There is also a playground, sandbox, and a swing set available for kids to play on. Located behind the Campground Store, the Kalbaugh Pond appeals to anglers for its stocked largemouth and small mouth bass, blue gill, and catfish.

At the pavilion, shoot some hoops on the basketball court or play a game of horse shoes. Birders will love the Songbird Trail and the High Timber Trail provides 28 varieties of labeled tree species. With the trailhead adjacent to the pavilion, visitors can try out the new 3D Archery Range.

Hiking trails can be accessed from the campground.


The pavilion includes a 30' by 40' canopy to protect you from the weather and is equipped with lights, electrical outlets, running water and approximately nine picnic tables. A handicap accessible portable toilet is also located nearby.

There is a shower house and full bathroom located in the front loop of the campground, as well as another half bathroom located at the back loop of the campground. The electric sites offer up to 50 AMP service and there is a water fill-up station located near the entrance station after you check into the campground. Before you leave, there is also a dump station available for you to empty the sewage tank of your camper.

Nearby Attractions:

A short mile away from the campground is the North Branch of the Potomac River, renowned as one of the finest trout fisheries on the East Coast.

The river is also an excellent location for whitewater rafting.

The city of Cumberland, with pleasant cobblestone pedestrian streets and boutique shops, makes for a nice visit.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Amphitheater
  • Archery
  • Bait Shop
  • Basketball Courts
  • Birding
  • Concessions
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Electricity
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Ice
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Lights
  • Paved Parking
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Trailheads
  • Water Spigot
Within 10 Miles
  • Beach
  • Boating
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Water Activities
  • Whitewater Rafting
Know Before You Go
  • The pavilion will be available from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on the date of reservation.
  • The pavilion must be vacated by 8:00 p.m.
  • No kegs of alcohol are permitted in the area.
  • One person shall be designated as the event leader and as such is responsible for the actions of the attendees and is responsible for insuring the conditions listed in the permit are adhered to during and after the event.
  • If you plan on arriving after 10 p.m., please call the Entrance Office at (304) 355-2346 to confirm your reservation with the Park Attendants and receive the gate combination to enter the campground.
  • No campground drive-thrus on holiday weekends.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.41677, -79.11611
39°25'0"N, 79°6'58"W

From Cumberland, MD: Take US 220 south to US 50W, go west to WV 42N, go north to WV 46E. Follow the signs to the Robert W. Craig Campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 247
ELK GARDEN  WV  26717-0247

Phone Number:

Information:  (304)355-2346
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