"Camp Extreme" Canaan Valley State Park by Foundryman1

Canaan Valley State Park Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 14 photos

Let's go camping.....

It's been a week since the big blizzard-they should be dug out by now.......................... or so we thought.We had a need to ski though and a low budget.$16 a night for the campground seemed liked the best option and off we went.Andy was itching to try his new chains out on his front wheel drive pickup -we never got stuck .

The cabin tent

It was pretty cold up there.It didn't really hold the heat the stove put out very well but it keeps the weather out.After digging out the campsite the first day and setting up we thought this was gonna be sweet.There was 4 feet of snow on the ground and the plowguy who helped us out piled the snow about 8 feet high around the parking spot.But around 2am it started to rain-about a half an inch in the course of the night. The ground was frozen still so the water ran through the floor of the tent to the depth of about 3 to 6 inches.The storm finished off as a blizzard the next day with horizontal snow and 30 knot winds.

Ski We Did

This is the base station for the ski slopes at the state park.There are two ski areas in Canaan Vally -
The State Park - It's on the other side of the highyway from the lodge/hotel complex
Timberline four Seasons-This is where we normaly would rent a slopeside home for a weekend or so

We did both over the weekend .This is a very uncrowded ski area-the trails are narrow in spots but there are times when you have the mountain to yourself.The seasons short so try to come here in Feb

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