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Be a happy camper



Camping is America’s quintessential summer pastime, and the Mountain State is an outdoor paradise. As more and more folks flee urban environments looking to disconnect from everyday life, improve emotional well-being, and reconnect with relationships, West Virginia has become a go-to destination. Here’s our guide to being a happy camper.

It isn’t just folks from outside West Virginia’s borders who are seeking serene spots to gather with friends around a campfire. In fact, according to the KOA’s 2022 North American Camping Report, most campers prefer to keep their trips close to home, with 56% camping within 100 miles of their homes and the majority choosing national and state park campgrounds or privately owned campgrounds and land. There are many ways to experience Almost Heaven as your outdoor “hotel room.” From traditional tents to tricked-out tree houses to mansionlike motorhomes, it’s time to hit the open road and relieve some tent-sion. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.

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