FOC Campground


Special FOC Campground Water Campaign!  Help us bring water to the people! FOC is raising funds to install water lines and spigots at our primitive campground located at the Beech Run entrance to the Cheat River Festival grounds – with the goal of extending the water lines into the festival grounds, themselves.


Our goal for the first phase of this project is $2500 – with a $500 match already provided by an enthusiast donor! Phase 1 will result in a water spigot near the entrance to the campground, and another at the self-pay kiosk by the gate. To pull this off, FOC will use volunteer labor to dig approximately 600 feet through the left field of the campground to lay the water lines. Work will occur in April, so the campground will be ready for regular use come May.

Friends of the Cheat Campground is OPEN!

FOC’s newest venture is now open for business! The Friends of the Cheat Campground is the perfect spot for Cheat Canyon paddlers, Allegheny Trail hikers, and anyone looking to spend a night (or a few) in central Preston County beside the Cheat River.

These primitive camping sites run $20 a day for 4 occupants – FOC members pay $10!  A self-service pay station is located beside the back gate to the Cheat River Festival site. Camping is not allowed beyond the gates. Vault-style toilets are available – no electricity or water hookups. 

The FOC Campground is located at 139 Beech Run Rd, Albright, WV 26519. Support FOC and plan a visit, soon!