Chestnut Ridge Park


Welcome to the Chestnut Ridge Park!

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Picturesque Chestnut Ridge Park & Campground is surrounded by Coopers Rock State Forest and the West Virginia University Forest, creating an outdoor recreational area of over 16,000 acres. Located just 10 miles east of Morgantown West Virginia on Interstate 68 at exit 15 / Coopers Rock. Please do not take Darnell Hollow Road unless you are familiar and confident with this WV backroad. 

During the daylight, guests are welcome to picnic, begin a hike through the WVU Forest, fish our two ponds (no license required, catch and release only), swim in our pond beach area, or engage in family sports in our large field. During the winter, guests often use the park for sledding, XC skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. These activities are free of charge and available from dawn to dusk, whenever weather conditions permit. We don't ALWAYS have snow in the winter, but we do have a snowmaker so we can have snow and sledding more often. A cable lift is currently being installed to pull weary legs up the hill! 

Overnight rental accomodation are also available for guests who wish to extend the fun past dusk. We have over 40 primative tent sites, 10 RV sites, and seven unique cabins. 

“We at Chestnut Ridge Park strive to enrich the quality of leisure experience for the citizens and visitors of Monongalia County by providing safe, welcoming parks and open year round recreation facilities and programs. To enhance our guests’ physical, mental, & social well-being by having affordable and diverse recreation activities for people of all ages to play and learn, in order to build community and be good stewards of the environment.”