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COUNTRY ROADS

Get Remote
at New West
Virginia Cabin

The Ranger's Outpost Cabin:
It's a three-mile hike in to
escape civilization, including
electricity and running water.

A

new cabin recently opened on a mountain in southeastern West Virginia's Camp
Creek State Park and Forest provides the perfect place to get away from it all. The park's Ranger Outpost
Cabin, which features rustic accommodations and a primitive, off-the-grid experience, started taking reservations this
fall (2020).
Overnighters bound for the remote cabin hike a zigzagging
trail more than three miles up a mountain, earning a social
distancing adventure experienced by few others in modern
times. Though the park entrance stands less than two miles
from Interstate 77, Camp Creek State Park Superintendent
Frank Ratcliffe says the Ranger Outpost Cabin is ideal for people looking to escape civilization.
"This cabin is perfect for people who want to experience
what cabin life was like more than a century ago," Ratcliffe
says. "When you get up on that mountain, breathe in the
fresh air and hear nothing but silence, you won't want to
leave."

Before making a reservation, guests should note that the
cabin doesn't have electricity, running water or a kitchen.
The cooking grate, fire ring, toilet, and picnic table are located outdoors. The studio-style cabin sleeps six, with four
main floor bunk beds and a more private loft with a twin bed.
Guests pack in their own bedding, light source, water and
other items needed for an overnight stay.
Camp Creek State Park and Forest is known for its two
beautiful waterfalls, sunflower fields and remote wilderness
areas. With nearly 6,000 acres of forest, 35 miles of hiking and
biking trails, four campgrounds, and seven miles of seasonally
stocked trout streams, the park appeals to outdoor lovers.
The Ranger Outpost Cabin is open year round and
can be reserved by calling the West Virginia State Parks at
1-833-WVPARKS.
-SU CLAUSON-WICKER

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Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Eye Contact
Jul. 15 - Dec. 19

Backyard Escape
Sep. 8 - Dec. 19

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Oct. 6- Dec. 19

Worldwide Threads:
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Oct. 27 - Dec. 19

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