Blue Bend Rec Area

Blue Bend Rec Area

The Blue Bend Rec Area location is in , West Virginia
. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Blue Bend Rec Area facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.


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Blue Bend Recreation Area is a quaint wooded area filled with plenty of hiking, picnicking and camping opportunities. Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the rustic wood tables and shelters appeal to many day and overnight visitors.

The recreation area, along Anthony Creek, has a selection of single family campsites and 2 picnic shelters. The large group picnic shelter accommodates 75 people and can be reserved in peak season.


Swimming is nice and refreshing in Anthony Creek, and anglers can find trout here.

The Blue Bend Recreation Area provides access to the BIg Draft WIlderness.  A popular excursion into the wilderness is the 5-mile Blue Bend Loop Trail, which connects to the Anthony Creek Trail. Blue Bend Loop Trail offers 3 scenic overlooks.


Flush toilets and showers are available in summer, and vault toilets can be used through the spring and fall seasons. Running water is also seasonal, but a hand pump is available through spring and fall.

Each site is on a parking spur with a picnic table, campfire ring, trash bin and lantern post.

Natural Features

At an elevation of 1,860 feet, the campground is in a pleasant, wooded valley facing Round Mountain in the Monongahela National Forest. The forest comprises about a million acres of forest that attracts 1.3 million visitors each year.

A variety of animals make their home here, including black bear, coyote, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, red and gray fox, bobcat, fisher, otter and mink.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Monongahela , WV

How do I make a reservation with Blue Bend Rec Area?

To make reservations at Blue Bend Rec Area, you can call the office at 304-536-2144 FOR DISTRICT OFFICE AND 304-536-1440 FOR CAMPGROUND FROM MAY TO AUGUST.

Fees are reduced when water system is shut down in the fall each year in mid October and then raised again in teh spring when water systems are turned back on. Water system availabiliy is based on weahter conditions and varies between mid April and early May. Call ahead to check on status before planning your trip.

Where is Blue Bend Rec Area located?

The Blue Bend Rec Area is located at Monongahela in ,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Blue Bend Rec Area have tent or RV camping?

Blue Bend Rec Area offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 304-536-2144 FOR DISTRICT OFFICE AND 304-536-1440 FOR CAMPGROUND FROM MAY TO AUGUST to make sure things haven’t changed.

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