Blue Bend is named for a deep blue swimming hole in Anthony Creek, which flows right past the campground. This was probably a favorite cooling-off spot long before the Civilian Conservation Corps developed this campground during the Great Depression. It is still a great place to swim; Blue Bend Campground has evolved into a place where campers return time and again to pitch their tents under the tall hemlock forest. The forest service also has a great system of trails in the immediate area. There are also forest drives leading to attractive sights in the vicinity. Pass the pay station and drop into a very thick forest of towering hemlocks on a gravel road. Rhododendron forms the primary understory, which makes for good campsite privacy. On your left is the first rest room facility. There are campsites on both sides of the road. Anthony Creek flows off in the distance, with eight campsites lined up along the creek.
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22 sites; Fee $7 per night
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The Best In Tent Camping: West Virginia Guide Book