An improved rustic campground with six campsites is located beside the beautiful, trout-stocked Panther Creek. The six sites have electrical hook-up, fireplace, and picnic table. Pit toilets are conveniently located for campers to use. Water access is at the park office that is approximately 2.5 miles from the campground.
The Panther Group Camp consists of a 60-person barracks-style housing building with a main building that includes a modern kitchen complex, large open area with a fireplace for meetings, banquets and activities.
In between the two buildings is a large open field with a volleyball and basketball court. Secluded in the woods is a large campfire ring with benches and hiking trail access to the fire tower and swimming pool. Reservations are required and weekly rentals are from Monday afternoon till Sunday afternoon. Panther Group Camp is available for rent in April, May, June, July, August, and September only.
Site inspections and Group Camp Tour is available by calling the office at 304-938-2252.
Panther State Forest accepts reservations on a first come first serve basis and reservations will only be accepted in person, or by phone. Reservations may be made up to one year in advance from the first day of the month starting at 8:00 AM. During the months of June, July, and August, we reserve the Group Camp for a period of one week (Monday at 12:00 P.M. to Sunday 12:00 P.M.).
For the Group Camp reservations, an advance deposit of half the amount is required within ten days from when the reservation is made. This advanced deposit will guarantee the reservation, the balance is to be paid within thirty days of arrival.
During the months of May and September, the Group Camp is reservable for a minimum of two nights. An advance deposit of the full amount is due at the time of reservation .
Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to the arrival date to receive a full refund minus a twenty dollar handling fee. All other reservations (picnic shelters, swimming) must be paid in advance and no less than ten days prior to the rental date. Reservations cannot be guaranteed without an advanced deposit or payment. Please contact the Park Headquarters between 8:00am-4 :00pm Monday through Friday at 304-938-2252 for more information .