Camping — Big Bend


This is a great area for fishing, boating and swimming. The Smoke Hole Canyon is truely a state treasure. Big Bend campground has river and wooded sites. The campground includes water, flush toilets and a dump station.

Directions from Morgantown

Take I-68 E to Rt. 42 S at Friendsville, MD. Follow Rt. 42 S until it intersects with Rt. 219 S at McHenry, MD. Stay on Rt. 219 S through Oakland, MD to Rt. 50 E. Take Rt. 50 E to Rt. 42 S at Mt Storm. Go 13.5 miles to Petersburg. Take 220 south for about 16 miles to Smoke Hole Rd (cr 2). Follow this road for 9.5 miles along the river and you run into the campground.

Travel Time: 3 hr


Camping, Hiking, Swimming Holes, Fishing, Whitewater


Potomac Ranger District, HC 59, Box 240, Petersburg, WV 26847, 1.5 miles south of Petersburg off Rt. 28/55


304-257-4488 (Voice & TDD)

Web resources:

Monongahelia National Forest Campground web page

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