Lake Stephens Campground (West Virginia) celebrated a significant expansion on Tuesday afternoon with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the unveiling of 29 new RV sites.
The community came together for this commemorative event, joined by prominent organizations such as the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce and the Raleigh County Commission, whose support was instrumental in making this addition possible.
Director of Raleigh County Parks and Recreation, Molly Williams, brimmed with excitement as she said, “This is an exciting day for us at Lake Stephens, these new 29 sites are going to make a huge difference for us being able to serve our community as well as our visitors.”
Emphasizing the vitality of the addition, she added, “We’re just really excited to have this official ribbon cutting and get camping!”
These new RV sites, equipped with shower and restroom facilities, not only add to the campground’s capacity but also enhance its appeal to outdoor enthusiasts seeking modern amenities in their recreational travels.
They come complete with access to the camp store and all the other amenities that Lake Stephens has to offer.
For private campground owners or operators, the expansion at Lake Stephens serves as a model for the successful integration of contemporary conveniences with natural surroundings.
The increasing demand for campgrounds that accommodate RVs with full-hookup facilities is a trend that cannot be ignored. As seen in the successful execution at Lake Stephens, providing such amenities can significantly boost campground popularity and occupancy rates.
Lake Stephens Park offers a diverse range of camping experiences to suit varied preferences.
From primitive tent sites for those desiring an authentic camping experience to full-hook and pull-through RV sites designed for a more comfortable adventure, the campground provides for all.
Nestled in the heart of West Virginia, Lake Stephens, with its over 2,300 acres of beautiful wilderness, holds historical significance dating back to 1792.
Named after Stephen English, a trapper and hunter, the park is now home to a pristine 272-acre mountain lake that invites visitors to engage in various water activities like boating, fishing, and swimming.
With the addition of these new sites, Lake Stephens continues to affirm its position as a cornerstone of outdoor recreation in West Virginia. The tourism and outdoor recreation industry in the state stands to benefit significantly from this expansion, as the park is a major draw for tourists and locals alike, contributing to the state’s economy.
The park also offers additional facilities such as a marina, concession stand, beach, Aqua Water Park, Sprinkler Splash Pad, and cabin rentals.
Visitors planning larger events can rent picnic shelters and a Pavilion space, which is equipped with a gazebo, a full kitchen, and tables and chairs, making it an ideal venue for weddings and similar events.
Featured image from Lake Stephens Campground.