Tent Camping Heaven
Pocahontas is a great destination in many ways: it is an extremely pretty campground set in a forest of giant white pine beside a valley stream; it is little used, inexpensive, and has quiet, yet well-maintained, mountain biking and hiking trails leaving directly from the campground.
So why the unpopularity? The campground is a little too close to West Virginia 92. WV 92 is not heavily traveled, but you can hear every car that passes by. If you can't overlook this fact, then read no further.
I was skeptical about Pocahontas myself, until I gave it a try. It was raining when I arrived, so I set up the tent, then fell asleep to the raindrops on the tent fly. Around 4 p.m. I awoke, and the rain had stopped, though the skies were still cloudy. After powering down some coffee, I took off up the Two Lick Run Trail, taking in the tranquil scenery. Later that night I sat beside the campfire, feeling sorry for all those passing by Pocahontas in their cars. By the way, it was a Friday night and I had the campground all to myself.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication