Camden Park

Camden Park, Huntington: Hours, Address, Camden Park Reviews: 3.5/5

Camden Park
3.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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caidenreviews
1 contribution
You Need To Go At Least Once.
Jun 2021 • Family
It is a fun trip, the park has been there for a very long time and is still very fun. The rides are okay, the Big Dipper is basically the main ride. The only problem is the snow cones, last time we went the snow cones were awful.
Written June 7, 2021
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dar4040
Huntington, WV4 contributions
Disappointed.
Sep 2020 • Couples
The food is great but some of the rides aren’t opened. The train and sky lift hasn’t been running since they opened back in July.
Written October 10, 2020
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Hokiechip
Roanoke, VA1,506 contributions
Nice Old Fashioned Park
Jul 2020
In some ways, a visit here is a step back to a simpler time. It's a smaller park, but the employees are very friendly and seem to appreciate your visiting. Very reasonable admission and parking. It does show some wear, but that's almost part of the attraction.

It has a roller coaster classic - the Big Dipper which was built in 1958. It still gives a great ride. There's also a spinning coaster, the Slingshot, that gives a good ride, along with a smaller coaster - the Little Dipper. There's also one of the first Whips that came from Coney Island and a number of flat rides.

Masks are required when entering the park and while inside, and the ride operators always wore theirs. Guests were doing a nice job of social distancing.

Well worth the visit.
Written August 13, 2020
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tumbleweedchris
Asheville, NC724 contributions
Fun times at a fading park
Aug 2020
Camden Park has seemed like it has been teetering on the edge of existence for years now. I didn't think I'd make it by here before it fell over, but I recently managed to visit. The giant clown sign welcoming you to the park is iconic and charming. The admission is super cheap and worth visiting, even if it is only for a couple hours. Now, I will say that there is a lot wrong with the operation. General upkeep seems to be hanging on by the skin of its teeth. The Big Dipper, the best attraction in the park, has vines creeping up its faded structure. The sky lift looks like it hasn't operated in years. And many things just look like they are pieced together the best they can. That being said, I find there's still a lot of charm left in these classic attractions. The Big Dipper was a lot more fun than I was anticipating. Rides in the third row or back car produce a lot of unexpected airtime, the track is so uneven that you shimmy on straightaways, and one employee runs the handbraked coaster. It's impossible to ride and not come off laughing, which is more than you can say for a lot of modern rides. The Haunted House is a rare relic. One of the only gravity powered Pretzel haunts left in existence. All of the light up stunts still work as you whirl through the dark halls of this haunt. Besides the big two, The Whip and Flying Scooters are fun classics, the flume is a nice break from the weather, and the two small coasters aren't bad. Camden Park has seen better days, and I hope they are able to keep chugging along and making improvements, but that doesn't stop the back-in-time fun and value that it can still provide. Go and enjoy while it's here.
Written August 9, 2020
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Chenoa W
1 contribution
false advertisement
Jul 2020
Hours have changed on Sunday, it's actually 11-5, made a wasted trip last Sunday, got there at 4p just for them to tell me that the park was closing at 5, my kids were disappointed and so was I, the times on the internet said 11a-7p, they need to change that so people know. Plus the prices are ridiculous, it's 19.99 plus tax, not to mention you have to pay 5.00 for parking, and some of the rides are shut down, it's like your going to a fair, after researching other amusement parks, i found that if you pay 10.00 more dollars at Kenny Wood Amusement park in PA your getting your money worth, their are tons of rides, well worth the drive. Camden Park has went way down hill, and is to expensive.
Written August 1, 2020
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Amusementparkguy
Pataskala, OH1,159 contributions
Going Downhill.....what is happening?
Jul 2020
Wow! Going downhill! A couple friends and I make at least one visit to this little park every year. They are small, and the park certainly needs the support as it is the last surviving park in West Virginia. I am one who likes to support ALL parks, big or small, family-owned or corporately- owned.

Camden Park has changed ownership hands a few times over the past several years. Some management teams have done a better job than others. After this visit, I can honestly say that I am concerned about the future of this park. It is not a huge park, but it is generally well-maintained. They have a good selection of rides, and they are usually in good condition.

On this visit, a few of the rides were not operating. I understand that things are different with the coronavirus delays and new regulations required for employees and patrons. But I have a feeling things here are more than just that on this visit. Several of the rides kept breaking down. The chair lift ride did not even have the chairs attached to the cable. Not sure if that was due to a delay in the opening of the park or what.

The park was fairly clean. The employees were mediocre. They weren't necessarily rude, but they were not very friendly either. I am not expecting full length conversations with them, but a SMILE would go a long way.

The management has decided to reduce food options to just hot dogs or corn dogs as the main course. Really? What happened to hamburgers, chicken, and pizza? Not everyone can have hot dogs, either for dietary or religious reasons. I inquired about that, and I was told I could have corn dogs or pronto pups. I told the lady I was speaking with that those are hot dogs with breading on them. She then suggested I eat a pretzel or popcorn. I want something more than that for lunch.

I know. It seems as if I am just complaining, but what amusement park doesn't serve burgers or pizza? What about your vegetarian patrons? And as mentioned above, what about those who can't eat hot dogs? I told the lady in the guest services building these things. She just looked at me and said some of the vendors are not supplying the food yet. I suggested that management find a better and creative way to get more food options. How about buying hamburger meat from a local Kroger or other grocery store? As a result, I did not buy food there. Many other patrons seemed to be doing the same thing. I did not see very many people purchasing food there. That is money the park did NOT get from us. Sad. We left early and went out to eat elsewhere.

I do hope management gets their act together soon before they run off your loyal customer base and those who may be visiting for the first time.
Written July 8, 2020
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twhiffen
Windsor, CT77 contributions
Camden Park has so much potential!
Jul 2020 • Solo
I went to Camden Park because they have 3 rollercoasters...4 if you count to the Hawnted House Pretzel ride.
From what I’ve read and heard this park was quite popular years ago. Unfortunately, a lack of serious upkeep for many years has left this place looking a bit rundown. The front sign, although iconic, is a bit creepy. A number of areas could use a good paint job and there are a few rides that need some serious TLC (I’m looking at you Big Dipper!)
All that being said I found there to be some old time amusement park charm to the place. You can definitely see some new flat rides have been added and the staff were all very accommodating and friendly.
The SBF spinning coaster and Lil Dipper were just coaster credits but the Big Dipper did not disappoint! From the cool coaster trains to Buzz bars!!! My first ride was in the front train and although it was a pretty good ride for a 60+ year old coaster...the back train was amazing! I left my seat at least 3 times and experienced some of the best airtime ever.
This park (from the top of the Big Dipper) has some beautiful land to work with and I hope the owners give it the love it needs.
If you are a coaster enthusiast you owe it to yourself to take a ride on the Big Dipper!
Written July 6, 2020
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Randy S
Ashland, KY30 contributions
local amusement park
Aug 2019
So this place is old and it's a local park. Don't expect "Disney world" With that being said it's fun and a great tourist stop.
Written March 6, 2020
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motherwv
36 contributions
A 100+ year-old amusement park!
Sep 2019
If you love vintage, it doesn't get any more vintage than Camden Park, although the super-wobbly wooden roller coaster derives its thrill factor more from age than high-speed technology! Old-school and charming.
Written November 22, 2019
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Krissy M
2 contributions
Great for littles.
Sep 2019
The people were great, the lines were short and the ticket price was perfect. They need to invest a little money in the upkeep as it is starting to look a little worn down.
Written September 8, 2019
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  • Tue - Sun 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM