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Camp Towles

About Camp Towles

Camp Towles is located in a beautiful secluded valley along the Tygart River. It provides picturesque scenery, closeness to nature, and peacefulness to all who visit.

Facilities include a two story dinning/assembly hall with a large fully equipped kitchen for food preparation and a dining hall that will accommodate up to 100. There are six (6) cabins available with sleeping accommodations for 130. There is a large shower house with restroom facilities, a pavilion, a football size play field, a pond for fishing, access to the Tygart River for canoeing and fishing, and wooded areas for hiking and nature walking.

Activities occur year round but the one of most pride is the annual 4-H camp provided every June. Through the largess of community grants and the Taylor County Board of Education the facility is kept in pristine condition so that many can enjoy its beauty. Much has been done over the years to maintain and improve the site for optimum accessibility by school groups and the public.

The site was willed to Taylor County Schools by Ralph Towles in 1938 and additional acreage willed by B.J. Hill in 1981.

Camp Towles Information Sheet

Camp Towles Rental Information

Private citizens and community groups may rent the facility for retreats, weddings, reunions, and social gatherings. Those interested in utilizing Camp Towles can contact the Taylor County Extension Office at 304-265-3303.  

Updated Camp Towles Rules & Regulations Application for Use of Facilities