Tomlinson Run State Park is located near the top of West Virginia’s northern panhandle along the Ohio River. The park features a wide array of recreational activities including hiking, fishing, boating and swimming. With unique camping accommodations, this park is one of the best camping spots in the state. In addition to traditional campsites, Tomlinson Run’s campground includes camper cabins and yurts. 


Tomlinson Run State Park’s campground is open spring through fall, weather permitting, and has a contact station, convenience store, dump station and two bathhouses with showers and laundry facilities. The campground includes 48 traditional campsites, five camper cabins and yurts.

All campsites are suitable for tents and trailers, and include picnic tables and grills fire rings. The park also has a rustic camping area ideal for Scouts.

Camper Cabins:

Tomlinson Run State Park has five camper cabins available to rent between April-October. Four camper cabins have electricity. One camper cabin has electric and water. All camper cabins are furnished and include a picnic table and fire ring.


Though generally classified as a tent, the yurt is much stronger and weather-tight. Our yurts are a circular structure that consist of a durable fabric cover, tension band and a wood frame that includes a lattice wall, radial rafters, central compression ring and a framed door.

Yurt rentals are a unique offering only at Tomlinson Run and are perfect for the novice camper. You may rent a five-person yurt, complete with a cooler, a propane stove, lantern, picnic table and cookware, and one set of bunk beds. Two yurt sites are available at the park.


Need an area for a picnic or family get-together? The park offers four picnic shelters which can be reserved by the day for a modest fee. Otherwise, picnic shelters are available on a first-come, first served basis, so be sure to reserve in advance if you’ve got something special planned!



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  • Rhonda Maldonado
    Rhonda Maldonado
    9 months ago

    Rented a row boat for a couple hours. The lake is small but the perfect size for kayaking or rowing. The boat dock also rents out paddle boats. Very reasonable prices. Great service.

  • Melissa Shifflett
    Melissa Shifflett
    5 months ago

    Beautiful park with very well maintained hiking trails, easy lake access for kayaking, very clean bathrooms, friendly staff, multiple picnic areas, a playground, and a huge pool.

  • mark bell
    mark bell
    a year ago

    Booked site 43 for our first outing hauling our new camper . From the time we arrived and checked in we felt comfortable right away. The pleasant and helpful staff we talked to the whole weekend was just a bonus to how nice the campsites and surrounding areas where . Campsites : All seemed very spacious and far enough from neighboring sites to feel private , all seemed very level and well kept for any type of camping you wanted to do. Hiking trails: We covered three of the trails during our stay, all were very scenic and exciting , Big Foot and Poe trails were causal , Beech trail provided some unexpected challenges due to downed trees and moderately rough terrain , but was still a great time . We had a great and relaxing long weekend and didn’t have to leave the park property to get to trails . Even the furthest trail head from our site was just a few minute drive on nice paved roads to get to. Had such a good experience we booked another stay in a few weeks before we left . Campground store is also very nice and has gifts and just about all of the essentials that you may need . Looking forward to many more good experiences here .

  • Balaji Kandasamy (Bala)

    Really good place for a day trip. Lot of trails, family friendly, there is also a physically challenged friendly trail next to the mini golf. Pool is at the entrance of the park. The boat rentals had paddle, electric and pedal boats starting at 30min. That's plenty enough to do a full trip across the lake. The life jackets are cleaned and maintained after every ride. The place is known for their weekend breakfast that's mainly for campsite but open to public. Their campsites are good too. I personally will recommend this place.

  • Aaron Stevens
    Aaron Stevens
    6 months ago

    nice campground and park. general store staff are super friendly and willing to assist you if needed. Wood, ice and bottled water is available at reasonable prices. enjoyed the Poe, Big Foot, Half King hiking trails taking you along a quiet lake. the amount of litter along the trails was disappointing. Clean and functioning bathhouses. The camp sites are too close to each other, but that’s pretty common at state parks. There’s not a lot of restaurants and shopping nearby, with the exception of Dollar General (multiple) and a gas station in New Manchester.