Rules & Regulations


Effective February 01, 2016

Campsites shall be rented on a first come, first served basis. Campers shall register before occupying a campsite, unless otherwise instructed by posted signs or by other clear means. A campsite is reserved when the rental fee for the site hasbeen paid, which shall be indicated by a camping permit affixed to the numbered campsite post.

One responsible person who has passed his or her eighteenth (18th) birthday and who is answerable for the actions and safety of the campsite occupants and liable for any damages caused by them shall be at each rented campsite.

No person may camp in any manner in Mountwood Park, except at numbered sites in areas designated for camping. Campground facilities are provided for the exclusive use of registered campers.

Not more than two (2) motor vehicles are permitted on a campsite at any time. A non-family camping group may have only one camping unit (tent, trailer, motor home, camper van, etc.) on its campsite. A family camping group, at the discretion of the Director, may be permitted to have one (1) or two (2) small tents on its campsite in addition to the main camping unit, but in no case may the additional units be ecologically detrimental to the campsite. A family is defined as parents or guardians and their dependent children.

Campsites shall be vacated by 12:00 noon on the day the campsite rental permit expires

No outside firewood can be brought to Mountwood Campground; all firewood must be purchased from the Mountwood Campground camp store.

Fireworks, explosives, incendiaries, flammables and other dangerous substances are prohibited in Mountwood Park.

Dogs and cats are the only pets permitted Mountwood Park. In and around campgrounds, picnic areas, playgrounds, designated roads and trails and other similar intense public use areas, they shall be restrained at all times on a sturdy leash not to exceed ten feet in length, the owner or master shall clean up the pet’s excreta, keep it quiet and from disturbing other guests, and is responsible for all damages it causes.

Fires may be lighted only in fire rings or grills provided Mountwood Park. Those persons responsible for a fire shall extinguish it completely before leaving it. Ashes, charcoal briquets and other materials used for a fire shall be left in the fire ring or grill and shall not be strewn over the ground.

Except as authorized in writing by the Wood County Parks and Recreation Commission for group functions, no person shall have in his or her possession beer, wine, liquor, or other alcoholic beverages within the boundaries of Mountwood Park.

The campsite rental fee does not include the use of any other facilities or services for which a fee or rental is charged.

No person may wash any equipment, paraphernalia, clothing, pet or human body at water fountains and water pumps, and in lakes, ponds, pools and streams. No person may wash cooking utensils, tableware, flatware or any other cooking or eating paraphernalia at water fountains and water pumps, and in comfort stations, bathhouses and washrooms.

All grey water, food debris and human waste shall be disposed of at dump station.  Any dumping of this matter on ground will be grounds for immediate eviction without reimbursement of payment.

No object may be driven into any tree, shrub, rock, sign, building or other object or structure in Mountwood Park campground. Trenching or digging in a campsite is prohibited.

Quiet hours are in effect, and they shall be observed and enforced from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Generators shall not be operated during quiet hours. 

Motorbike and ATV riding is prohibited in camping areas.

No bicycle may be ridden in a campground after dark, unless it is equipped with lights on both its front and rear and the lights are turned on while it is being ridden.

Contact Info

1014 Volcano Rd
Waverly, WV 26184 (Near Deerwalk)
10 mins east of Parkersburg Off Route 50.


Administration Building

Campground Info

Lakeside House, Shelter and Building Reservations
(Make Reservation: 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F)


Fax: 304-679-3612

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