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Rifrafters Campground

Rifrafters Campground

The Rifrafters Campground has been owned and operated by the Kreger family since 2017. Currently, the campground has twenty-six RV sites, eight cabins, and nine tent sites available for guest reservations. Wi-Fi, a picnic table, and a fire pit are all supplied for every RV, cabin, and tent site, and some reservable spots are shaded. One of the most unique aspects of the property is that the campground is home to two cats named Peaches and Avery. Throughout the area that encompasses the property, a wide range of outdoor recreation such as hiking, ziplining, and biking are all available for visitors to engage in. The New River Gorge National Park is one such outdoor attraction that offers several activities for tourists.


Occupying nearly 44 acres of land, Rifrafters Campground is located slightly to the south of West Virginia's central region. The campground features a total of twenty-six RV sites, eight cabins, and nine tent sites. Provided amenities in each of the sites depend on the space guests hope to reserve. Some RV sites have gravel, while others have a cement pad. A fair amount of sites are shaded as well. The electrical service that is offered is either 30 or 50 amp, and the majority of RV sites can accommodate RVs that extend up to 40 feet in length, though a few can accommodate 45-foot RVs. Regardless of the range in RV site, every reservable space offers a picnic table and a fire pit. Additionally, property-wide Wi-Fi isavailable to all guests. 

A main office building can be found on-site. Inside the main office, a small shop that sells ice, firewood, and "convenience items" is available to patrons, according to a campground associate. Another facility that is supplied for guest use is a laundry area with two coin-operated washing machines. Kids ages 3 to 12 years old are also welcome to play on the campground's playground, which features three swings and two slides.

The cabins at Rifrafters Campground contain beds and bunks that can accommodate groups of two to sixteen occupants. Every cabin is equipped with electricity usage, a refrigerator, a microwave, tables, and chairs; however, water is not available. Air conditioning and heating are available in cabins one, two, and three. Picnic tables and fire pits are featured outside of every cabin as well. It should also be noted that the bathhouse is situated a relatively short distance away from the cabins. With regard to the tent sites, these spaces range in location, meaning some are in the more wooded areas of the campground, while others are closer to the bathhouse. 

Visitors can utilize a nearby walking trail that leads to a pond. Additionally, outside the borders of the campground, there are several outdoor recreational activities that guests can engage in including ziplining, climbing, hiking, and biking. One of the most notable attractions near the Rifrafters Campground is the New River Gorge National Park, located approximately two miles from the property. A campground associate remarks that this national park has aided the success of the campground, as it tends to draw a considerable number of tourists. Beyond these outdoor attractions, several restaurants can also be found near the property. Some of the places to eat that the owners recommend are the Cathedral Café, Pies & Pints, and Firecreek BBQ & Steaks. Guests can view Rifrafters Campground's website for more recommended restaurants or details regarding nearby attractions.


One particularly unique aspect about the Rifrafters Campground is that the property is home to two cats named Avery and Peaches. The cats typically stay in the main office area, but visitors are welcome to interact with Avery and Peaches during their time at the campground.
A few policies are implemented at the Rifrafters Campground and the owners hope that visitors will abide by such guidelines throughout the duration of their stay. With regard to the RV sites, the use of rugs is prohibited in grassy areas to prevent harming the grass. Additionally, each RV site has a limit of two vehicles. All other vehicles must be parked in the overflow area of the park. Smoking is prohibited inside any of the cabins, though it can be done outside. As the campground is pet-friendly, pets are welcome to stay with visitors. Furthermore, visitors must keep the noise to a minimum after around 10:00 PM with respect to other campers at the sites.

One of the campground associates comments that they want guests to enjoy the "quiet space and family-oriented" character of the property. In an attempt to provide this experience for guests, the owners put effort into interacting with patrons. "We try to walk around and talk to our guests," the campground associate explains. One camper who previously stayed at the property said in a review, "Secluded yet close to anything you want to see or do. Beautiful wooded sites, a great walking trail, and the most friendly staff. They even called after we left to say they’d found a pair of reading glasses at our site."

RV camping is available year-round; however, the cabins close from April 1st to November 1st. The best season of operation for Rifrafters Campground typically occurs during the months of July and August, respectively. Holidays also tend to be generally busier for the business, and the campground receives a fair amount of repeat guests. People from various parts of the United States and Canada constitute the demographic of those who visit the campground, as reported by a member of the campground's staff.


The Rifrafters Campground was first built by the Robertson family who owned the property for nearly 20 years. In 2017, the Kreger family purchased the acreage and became the current owners of the campground. The family was led to enter the lodging industry because "it was time for a change," according to an individual who is associated with the business. A number of upgrades had taken place after the Kreger family took ownership, most primarily to the infrastructure. Standard maintenance was done to the buildings that are situated on the acreage as well. As for future plans, the owners hope to refurbish the cabins. An associate of the property mentions that his favorite part of assisting with operating the campground is "hearing stories from people from all over the United States."

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286 Rifrafters Campground Dr
Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840
United States



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