Camp Rhododendron

Also known as: Camp Rhododendron Recreational Historic District
off US 48, 8 mi. E of Morgantown, Morgantown, West Virginia

Historic buildings in Coopers Rock State Forest


Cooper's Rock Overlook

Photo taken by Jim Allen in May 2014



Street Views 


The Camp Rhododendron Recreational Historic District, located within the Coopers Rock State Forest near Morgantown, Monongalia County, W.V., consists of ten related buildings, structures, and objects clustered within a heavily forested tract above a deep gorge. The nearby gigantic Coopers Rock, the overlook, and the valley present one of West Virginia's most spectacular panoramas. - from the nomination form.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1991
Reference number
Architectural style
Other architectural type; NPS Rustic
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Conservation; Entertainment/Recreation; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Outdoor recreation
Current function
Outdoor recreation
Period of significance
Significant years
1936; 1939; 1940
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 7
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing objects: 2
Non-contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • January 7, 2015: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • June 10, 2014: Updated by Jim Allen: Added description
  • June 10, 2014: New photos from Jim Allen