Lewis Wetzel Campground
Lewis Wetzel worked his way west through old Virginia in the late 1700s. It was a rough place—Indians still roamed freely about what later became West Virginia. Day-to-day living was dangerous. But this pioneer exemplified the courage and fortitude to survive in the wilderness he later made home. Wetzel County is home to this 12,000-acre wildlife management area, named in the pioneer’s honor. You will find this place no longer as wild as Wetzel did, but it is a good place to come and camp and fish and hike. The campground is in a scenic setting and boasts over 27 miles of trails, in addition to numerous jeep roads. The area, with elevations ranging from 700 to 1,500 feet in elevation, is managed for wildlife; you may see a critter or two. Be apprised this is a hunting zone. Call ahead to check dates so you can safely roam this pretty and rugged slice of northwest West Virginia.
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Trail Statistics & Information
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|Campsites||20 sites; Fee $5 per night|
|Camp Elevation||1,150 ft|
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