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Coopers Rock State Forest

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Bands of rockcliffs line the Cheat River Gorge and provide numerous overlooks. The centerpiece among these is the main overlook, which furnishes a panorama of the gorge and distant horizons. A maze of enormous boulders and cliffs fascinates hikers, and the trails are especially lovely in June when the rhododendron and mountain laurel are in bloom. Several trails wind through forest valleys and over ridges, and a number of creeks beckon the explorer. Glade Run is dammed to form a 6-acre pond that is regularly stocked with trout. The observant hiker can hear and sometimes see squirrels, chipmunks, hawks, owls, turkeys, turkey vulture, songbirds, fox and deer throughout the forest



Email: coopersrock@wvdnr.gov

Phone: 304-594-1561


Amenities

  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi

Directions

Exit 15 off I-68, turn south and follow signs, 13 miles east of Morgantown and 8 miles west of Bruceton Mills


Reservation Info

Up to 50 percent of the campsites at Coopers Rock State Forest are available for reservations, while the remainder are rented on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations can be made by mail, phone or in person at least 2 days in advance for a minimum of 2 nights, up to a maximum of 14 nights. The reservation is held by paying a deposit of the entire camping fee plus a $5 handling charge. Campsite numbers will not be guaranteed; however, every effort will be made to assign the campsite requested. Payment may be made by check, money order, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover The camping reservation season begins the Friday before Memorial Day and ends Labor Day. Reservation requests are accepted from February 15th preceding. If a reservation is canceled more than seven days in advance the deposit will be refunded (except the first night's rental and a $5 handling charge).



Weather

Chance of Rain
Sunday 02/18/2018 40%
Chance of Rain
Chance of late night showers. Lows overnight in the mid 30s.
Chance of Rain
Monday 02/19/2018 50%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 63F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 02/20/2018 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Record high temperatures expected. High 73F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Rain
Wednesday 02/21/2018 90%
Rain
Cloudy with rain developing later in the day. High near 70F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Rain
Thursday 02/22/2018 80%
Rain
Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 48F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a half an inch.


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