As we began our travels across U.S. Highway 50 heading west, we decided to make our first stop here at the Wapocoma Campground. It is 4 miles south of Hwy. 50 near the town of Romney. Certainly off the beaten path.
We found this campground listed in the Trailer Life Directory. It is open from April 15 to October 31. We arrived after driving a narrow and winding country road and found a large sign at the entry drive. It was the only sign we found....there was no posting of signs out on Hwy. 50 advertising their campground.
We were given a map and off we went to find our assigned space. We met a guy in a golf cart down by the RV sites and he had Bruce leave the RV in the road and ride with him to find a better site than the lady had issued us. He was the campground manager and he knew what he was doing. After we saw the site he suggested, Bruce drove the RV to it and we hooked everything up. Since Wapocoma had just recently opened, it was almost empty. The campground manager told Bruce that they were sold out for Memorial weekend and that a lot of their spaces will be taken up by seasonal folks for the summer. We have stayed in a lot of campgrounds like this back in the eastern part of the country. Folks use the campgrounds like a summer vacation home and bring their RV's.
They have a very large playground here and I know kids will enjoy it. The restroom building is near the playground and the ladies room looked neat and clean.
The Potomac river runs right next to the Wapocoma Campground and they have a boat ramp here if you need it. There is a gravel beach and swimming is allowed. This afternoon when we checked it out, we could see some cows across the river wading. Maybe they were hot and needed to cool off.
This is a nice campground. I'm not sure I'd want to spend an entire summer here, but you have to be somewhere! They have a total of 300 spaces. This is a very large campground that used to be a farm. The mountains around the campground are beautiful and green and it makes for peaceful living. They have limited groceries and RV supplies up in the office. You can buy firewood, too. They have organized games during the summer months. The interior roads were gravel, and in very good condition. And our AT&T wireless worked just fine here....even out in the boonies.
Tomorrow we are planning to leave before breakfast and continue on our journey west.
Until next time.....so long for now!