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Camping for the first time in a WV State Park or Forest? Follow these pro tips and best practices


When it comes to camping, Dillard Price, superintendent at Beech Fork State Park, offers the single most critical piece of advice for newbies: “Plan ahead.”

And Dillard knows a thing or two about camping. He oversees four campgrounds with a total of 275 campsites — the most in the West Virginia State Parks system. Visitors pour in year-round to set up camp, many for their first camping experience. Travelers are encouraged to do a little bit of research ahead of time.

Get the tips from WV State Parks here -