Hopkins Mountain Fireman'S Cabin

Monongahela National Forest

Hopkins Mountain Fireman's Cabin is approximately 17 miles north of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. It sits at an elevation of 3,162 feet. Guests enjoy the area for its magnificent views, animal watching, hunting and historic background. The Hopkins Mountain Fireman’s Cabin and Fire Tower site were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1935. Also on the property is a logging tramway, in use from about 1908 to the 1920s, and the Civil War Trail, used in 1863 for the rapid retreat of the 64th Virginia Battalion after the Battle of Droop Mountain. The fireman’s residence, measures 14 feet by 20 feet and has been virtually unaltered since construction.

Hopkins Mountain Fireman's Cabin is available for reservations Spring through Fall. The cabin can comfortably accommodate 2 people on two twin single beds (bunk bed) each with mattresses. There is a tent pad located on site for sleeping another 8 guests. The group size is limited to 12. Guests and campers need to bring their own food, toiletries, towels, bedding and trash bags. A vault toilet is located at the cabin site. The cabin is equipped with electricity, refrigerator and heat. Be prepared to cook meals on the outside grill. Firewood is limited to what is dead and down within the area. Two picnic tables are provided along with a lantern post, fire ring, firewood shed and sawbuck. There is no water available on the site but drinking water, flush toilets, and showers can be obtained at Blue Bend Recreation Area from May to October. 

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Natural Features

Hopkins Mountain Fireman's Cabin is located a short distance from Blue Bend Recreation Area where Anthony Creek provides opportunities for picnicking, swimming, trout fishing and hunting. The Blue Bend Recreation Area provides access to BIg Draft WIlderness, a beautiful wilderness hiking experience. Blue Bend Loop Trail is a 5 mile trail with 3 scenic overlooks and connects to Anthony Creek Trail which winds its way along Anthony Creek for 3.8 miles and provides access to the South Boundry trail a 4.8 mile though hike.

Nearby Attractions

Blue Bend Recreation Area and Campground, Big Draft Wilderness, Greenbrier River Trail, Lake Sherwood campground and Day Use area, Historic towns of Lewisburg and White Sulphur Springs.

Recreation

Hopkins Mountain Fireman's Cabin provides beautiful overlooks, hiking trails, animal watching and hunting.

Contact Information

Mailing

1079 Main Street East White Sulphur Springs WV 24986

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 304-536-2144

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Driving Directions

The Hopkins Mountain Fireman’s residence is located approximately 15-miles north of the town of White Sulphur, WV. From White Sulfur, travel on State Highway 92 for approximately 9-miles. Turn west (left) onto State Route 16 and travel approximately 4-miles. Across from the entrance to Blue Bend Recreation Area, turn onto Forest Road 139 (Hopkins Mountain Road) and travel approximately 4-miles to the circular turnaround and the fireman’s residence. The cabin is accessed by a single lane, steep Forest Service Road; while the road can be travelled by car, conditions can change quickly during adverse weather. Four Wheel drive vehicle are recommended.

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