Gandy Creek Dispersed Camping


Gandy Creek Dispersed Camping provides first come, first served campsites along Gandy Creek, just to the west side of Seneca Creek Backcountry.  These spots are great if you are interested in fishing, hiking or mountain biking in the area.  There are seven trailheads along cr- 29 that allow access to the interior of Seneca Creek Backcountry.  Spruce Knob, Spruce Knob Lake and the Sinks of Gandy are scenic spots also located nearby.  Dispersed campsites in the Monongahela National Forest are first come first served, there is no fee,  and they do not have any facilities (no bathroom, water, etc).  Campsite Map.  


Gandy Creek Dispersed Camping is located in eastern WV near Spruce Knob.  There are two main entrances to this area.  The first is coming from the Elkins area.  From Rt. 33, turn onto Rich Mtn Rd. and go 1.7 miles to Job and then on cr-29 (Whitmer Rd) for 15 miles (Google Directions below).  The campsites are located on cr-29 alongside Gandy Creek between Little Italy and the FR- 1 intersection.  


Backpacking, Hiking, Sight Seeing (Views), Swimming HolesMountain BikingCamping (Spruce Knob Lake)


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), 304-636-1800 – Mon. National Forest

Web resources:

Monongahela National Forest Page

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