Memorial Day Opening Set for New W.Va. Park
With today’s economy, people are looking for vacation opportunities closer to home.
And Garry Peck, Point Pleasant, W. Va., resident and owner of Kanawha River Campground, is hoping to provide that opportunity to area residents.
The new campground, which is located along W.Va. 62 between Point Pleasant and Leon and 40 miles northeast of Huntington, will provide 112 campsites with full hookups when completed, according to the Point Pleasant Register.
In addition, the campground will house a five-acre lake stocked with fish; a store with camping supplies, food and propane exchange; laundry and shower house; and a pavilion. There also will be tenting, a beach and playground, walkways along the lake and riverside and entertainment during the summer.
Peck said he decided to build a campground because he realized there was a need for one in the area.
“I saw a demand for campers in the area because of the high gas costs and vacation costs,” Peck said. “There is a lot of tourism coming to the area, and I am trying to help everyone I can.”
He added that the campground will operate year-round and that sites will be available by rental only.
Peck described the campground as being very family-oriented.
“I am excited about helping families in the community to have a place to come and enjoy with their kids and their neighbors,” he said.
In addition, Peck has plans to expand the campground in the future by adding another lake, 150 additional sites as well as boat docks and a boat ramp. He also said he intends to build an 18-hole themed putt-putt golf course, which would feature the history of Mason County.
Peck added that he intends to hire seven employees.
According to Peck, the campground is expected to officially open Memorial Day weekend in May.