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New Way to “Camp in Style” Announced at 4 WV State Parks

ByDebra J. Aguilar

Jun 3, 2021

CHARLESTON, WV — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice on Thursday announced a new way to camp in style this spring and summer through a public-private partnership with Tentrr at four West Virginia state parks . Starting Thursday, online reservations will be available for 37 new Tentrr campsites at Hawks Nest, Lost River, Blackwater Falls and Cacapon Resort State Parks. The new Tentrr campsites at Hawks Nest and Cacapon Resort will be available for occupancy from Thursday, while the Lost River and Blackwater Falls sites will be available from June 14.

Tentrr campsites offer cozy and comfortable stays for adventurers and “outdoor enthusiasts” looking for a unique traditional camping experience. These new campsites are fully equipped with a spacious canvas tent on a wooden deck and are furnished with a comfortable queen size memory foam mattress, bedside tables and a heater. The new sites also include a picnic table, a fire pit with a grill, a solar shower and a portable camp toilet. Visitors to these sites can also use the park restrooms. An additional pop-up tent will be provided for additional guests, but campers will need to bring their own air mattresses or sleeping pads. Sites start at $85 for a single site and $139 for a dual site. A two-night minimum is required when booking Tentrr weekend campsites.

“West Virginia has natural beauty and outdoor recreation like nowhere else in the world. This new camping experience is one of the many ways West Virginians and visitors to our state can enjoy the incredible state parks and forests that we have in our backyard,” Governor Justice said. “Investing in our West Virginia state parks is a top priority for my administration because they deserve to be the best possible locations. I thank our Tourism and DNR teams for their hard work on this partnership.

The locations at each site will put campers close to some of West Virginia’s most scenic areas.

  • Hawks Nest is best known for its bird’s eye view of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and its proximity to Fayetteville’s many attractions.
  • For a more secluded getaway, Lost River is home to 3,934 acres of woodland and sweeping views of five counties from Cranny Crow Lookout.
  • The Cacapon Resort offers an array of outdoor activities, including miles of hiking and a lakeside beach. Its proximity to many of West Virginia’s most historic destinations, such as Berkeley Springs, Shepherdstown, and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, makes the resort park particularly unique.
  • Tentrr campsites at Blackwater Falls State Park will soon be available for reservation. Blackwater Falls State Park is known for its majestic falls as well as its incredible hiking and scenery.

“We are thrilled to have this partnership with Tentrr,” said Stephen McDaniel, director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. “Tentrr sites are renowned camping sites for outdoor experiences nationwide and we are bringing them to West Virginia. No doubt this will generate more interest in our great state parks and forests.

“This partnership gives us another opportunity to proudly showcase the natural beauty of state parks in an inclusive way,” said Todd King, Vice President of Marketing at Tentrr. “West Virginia is known for its outdoor adventures and we are making the experience of sleeping under the stars and enjoying nature better and more accessible to everyone. Through Tentrr, we hope West Virginia residents and international visitors will explore the incredible natural resources and parks the state has to offer. Tentrr makes it easy to find an amazing site to enjoy the vast landscapes and inspiring landscapes of the state.”

Customers can immediately start booking online.

“Under Governor Justice’s leadership, more than $100 million has been invested in West Virginia State Parks and this exciting addition will provide another tourism opportunity in our beautiful state,” said Department Secretary Chelsea Ruby. of West Virginia tourism. “Tentrr campsites also come at an ideal time and align perfectly with post-pandemic travel trends. People are now looking to escape to the great outdoors where they can explore the great outdoors, and we have the perfect place in Almost Heaven, West Virginia.