One of the best parts of summer is getting outdoors and enjoying everything that nature offers. Warm and fragrant summer breezes, the sounds of crickets, frogs, and birds, and clear, starry night skies are even better when sitting by the campfire with family and friends.
Ryerson Station State Park
Ryerson Station State Park in Graysville lets you get back to nature and explore the wilds of Greene County. The 1,164-acre park offers hiking, fishing, hunting, picnicking, a swimming pool, summer programs and winter activities. Thirteen miles of trails traverse mature forests, wet valley bottoms, evergreen plantations, fields, and an old cemetery. Trails range from easy to difficult and travel short distance up to over two miles. Picnic areas are available throughout the park. The park also has a newly renovated swimming pool and splash pad open seasonally.
A tent and RV campground offers sites with no hookups, electric and a few full-hookup sites with electric, water, and sewage to fit whatever your needs may be. Each campsite includes a fire ring and picnic table. Ryerson also has five camping cottages available at the campground. These cottages are open year-round and electric, electric heat, bunk beds, porch, picnic table and fire ring. The three deluxe, two-room cabins include an electric range and microwave, cabinets, refrigerator, tables/benches, and ceiling fans. All campsites and cabins share a modern restroom with showers that are open year-round.
Burns RV Park
If Ryerson Station State Park is all full up, or you’d like to stay somewhere a short distance from the park itself, Burns RV Park in Graysville is conveniently located 21 miles off Interstate 79 and just half a mile from Ryerson Station State Park. Open year-round, the park features 20 RV sites that are fully equipped with water, sewage and electricity. Wireless internet is also available.
Mason-Dixon Historical Park
The 295-acre Mason-Dixon Historical Park in Core, West Virginia, sits along the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border. The park is home to parts of the Mason-Dixon Line, created when Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed the area to settle a longstanding boundary dispute. Besides its historic attraction, the park is home to other facilities, including pavilions, the red barn, ball field, playground, a cabin, and miles of trails that wander through both Greene and Monongalia counties. Many of the park’s facilities are available for rental all year-round, including the cabin.
Fisher Cabin is a rustic log cabin on the park grounds. Warmed by the wood-burning stove, Fisher Cabin is rustic and cozy. It is a park favorite for romantic getaways, but the cabin can sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children for small family outings as well. The cabin comes with a full-size bed, set of twin bunk beds, bedroom furniture, two rocking chairs, a wood-burning stove with wood, electricity, microwave, and mini-fridge. Outside, you’ll find a picnic table, charcoal grill, and potable water spigot. The cabin is just a short walk to the restrooms that house a toilet and sink only. Currently, there are no shower facilities on the property.
Cole’s Greene Acres Farm
Cole’s Greene Acres Farm offers an escape into Greene County’s bucolic countryside. Cole’s Greene Acres Farm is an 800+ family homestead in Holbrook offering rural getaways in western Greene County. The farm offers several overnight accommodations, from primitive camping to multi-bedroom cabins — you’ll find lodgings that are exactly the level of ‘roughing it’ you’re comfortable with.
The Red Onion Cabin has three bedrooms, a full bath, basement laundry, and a living/dining area wood-burning stove. Rustic Hillside Cabin offers two bedrooms, a full bath basement laundry, and a living/dining area wood-burning stove. The country Highlander Apartment has three bedrooms, two full baths, and a laundry room. Each of these locations offers a fully stocked kitchen and coffee center, a living/dining area with multiple entertainment options, including television and board games and includes one dozen farm fresh eggs and five K-cup coffee pods of the farm’s own roast.
The Saloon and Boarding House is a two-story section of the Western barn with an upstairs bedroom and a downstairs living area with a coffee center, microwave, and hotplate. The boarding house shares a bathhouse available a short walk away.
If you’re looking for something a little closer to nature, they offer primitive campsites with fire rings to pitch your tent and spend the night outdoors. They also offer RV sites with water, sewage, and electric connections.
Lakeside R.V. Park at Rohanna’s Golf Course
Ready to head out for a golf holiday and want to be as close as you get to the golf course? Lakeside R.V. Park at Rohanna’s Golf Course in Waynesburg is within walking distance of Rohanna’s Golf Course and attached restaurant. Each of the 30-spots includes easy access to hook-ups and amenities.