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“Great location, attentive owner” 4 of 5 stars
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Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty lodging in Hico
Columbus, OH
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great location, attentive owner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2008

I have stayed at Ray's Campground every year for the last 6 or 7 years. I usually travel there as part of a large group that visits from Columbus, OH to raft the New River. But I have also used Ray's Campground when travelling alone or in a small group on several visits to WV for the Bridge Day celebration in October. The campground is less than 15 minutes from the New River Gorge Bridge.

I have always found Ray to be an attentive owner, who happily responds to even late night requests for things like firewood, soap/supplies in the restroom, etc. He is also a storehouse of local knowledge and has directed me to some of the most beautiful trout streams I've fished in many years.

The cost to stay at Ray's is extremely reasonable, whether you stay in a cabin or use one of his many tent sites. Grocery stores and service stations can be found less than 10 minutes away.

The facilities there include a communal bath house, where you can get a hot shower, wash up in the sink, or use the toilet facilities.

Finally, the campground's location, high on the ridge line affords great views of the night sky and works well for stargazing.

Ray Fusco
Columbus, Ohio

  • Liked — The attentive owner
  • Disliked — gets a bit muddy when it rains
  • Stayed May 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oberlin, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2006

Ray's was recommended to us by the staff of the rafting company that helped arrange our trip down the New River. While some of the sites at Ray's were beautiful and the owners were friendly, we should have suspected something when we saw the only campground rule was "Quiet Hours: Midnight to 7 a.m." One camper rode his ATV up and down the campground paths, others played radios loud enough that you could identify the exact song 100 yards away. The owners seemed unwilling to intervene regarding the ATV, even after we asked. We offered to move to Ray's lower campground away from the noise, and were awakened late that night by a camper, roaring drunk, having a conversation with his friends at the top of his lungs - we could hear him loud and clear from the upper campground. The good news? He quieted down around midnight, but by that time we had decided to ask for a refund - we wouldn't be staying a second night.

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Address: Hico, WV 25854
Location: United States > West Virginia > Hico
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Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty lodging in Hico

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