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

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Cooper's Rock Overlook

Photo taken by Jim Allen in May 2014

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Description 

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 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1991
Reference number
91000545
Architectural style
Other architectural type; NPS Rustic
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Conservation; Entertainment/Recreation; Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic function
Outdoor recreation
Current function
Outdoor recreation
Period of significance
1900-1924
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

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