Williams River Campsites


Williams River Campsites are located along the scenic Williams River that is tucked along the eastern and northern boundary of Cranberry Wilderness. This is a great place to hike, mountain bike, fish, swim and do whitewater boating. There are 30 rustic campsites along a twenty miles section of the Williams River Road (FR 86 and 216). Six pit toilets are located along the road. There are not any hook up facilities for RV's or water. Cost is $5 per site first come first served.


The Williams River Campsites are located in the southern part of the Monongahela National Forest, west of Marlinton and adjacent to the Cranberry Wilderness. The sites are located along the Williams River Road (FR 86 and 216) ten miles from Cowen, WV past the intersection with the Highland Scenic Highway (State Rt. 150). (Google directions below to the sites nearest Cowen).


Backpacking (Tea Creek), Backpacking (Cranberry), Camping (Tea Creek), Camping (Day Run), Hiking, Fishing, Swimming Holes, Mountain Biking (Tea Creek/Slatyfork), Mountain Biking (Cranberry Backcountry).


(Office) Gauley Ranger District. 932 North Fork Cherry Road. Richwood, WV 26261 (Sites 1-20)

(Office) Marlinton Ranger District. PO Box 210, Marlinton, WV 24954-0210 (Sites 21-30)


304-846-2695 (Voice & TDD), 304-636-1800 – Gauley Ranger Dist. (Sites 1-20)

304-799-4334 (Voice & TDD), 304-636-1800 – Marlinton Ranger Dist. (Sites 21-30)

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