Horseshoe Rec Area Family Camping

Enjoy the beauty and peace of the Horseshoe Recreation Area as your own mountain resort!

Small enough to offer a friendly family atmosphere, the Horseshoe Recreation Area has 21 campsites. 13 sites (#1 – #13) are in the open, and remaining sites are in a wooded area. Camp sites #7 through #12 can be reserved at least four days prior to arrival and reservations can be made up to 240 days in advance. All other sites are on a first come, first serve basis. A large and a small pavilion are also available by advance rental for reunions, special occasions, and picnics. Pavilion reservations must be made at least 5 days prior to arrival and can be made up to 360 days in advance.

The campground contains flush toilets, public telephone, and city water. Main Loop A, camp sites 1-13, have electric hook-ups. Back Loop B is non-electric. Campsites have tables, tent pads, fire rings, parking spurs and lantern posts. The overflow camping area is suitable for tent camping only and has tables and fire rings.

While only three to four hours from Washington, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Charleston, Horseshoe is a “world away” from the rush and pressures of our modern society.

The Horseshoe Recreation Area is owned by the United States Forest Service and operated by the Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association’s Horseshoe Leadership Center. Reservations are made through the Forest Service’s National Recreation Reservation Service by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 or by visiting Recreation.gov. Campsites are $20 per night in the Main Loop-A and $15 per night in Back Loop-B. Rental of the large picnic pavilion is $85.00 and $20.00 for the small pavilion. Please review our Rec Area Rules.