By Sarah Plummer
A new campground is under construction in Summers County’s corridor of the New River Gorge’s National River.
Robin Snyder, chief interpreter for the National Park Service, said the National River received federal project funding to create a campsite 1.5 miles past the Sandstone Visitors center in Meadow Creek.
“This is going to be a lovely campground right on the New River featuring a boat launch. We expect to attract local and distant visitors,” she said.
The Meadow Creek campground will be the first in the New River Gorge to offer electric and water. The park is looking at the feasibility of providing sewer as well, she said.
In all, the campground will have more than 20 camping sites with at least 5 R.V. sites.
The rest of the sites will be “pull in” and visitors can camp in their vehicles or pitch a tent.
A comfort station with bathrooms and a dumping station is also under construction at Meadow Creek.
Construction on this campground began in October and is expected to be finished by the end of September 2013.
Snyder said the park service is studying the possibility of having a fee for the campground, which would be used to maintain the site.
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