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Perilous Plants Fairmont WV

If you’re careful about where you walk, stand and sit, and mindful of what you touch, many of these hazards can be avoided. Plants can’t run away. In order to protect themselves from being eaten by deer and other animals, they have to be more creative in their defenses. Some produce dangerous toxins to keep from being eaten. Others grow sharp thorns to protect their fruits and flowers.

Tygart Lake SP*
(304) 265-6144
Rt 1
Grafton, WV
Campground Availability
mid Apr-mid Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Mt. Morris Travel Trailer Park
(724) 324-2432
Mount Morris, PA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion

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Bluestone State Wildlife Mgmt. Area*
(304) 466-3398
HC 65
Indian Mills, WV
Campground Availability
Mid Apr-Oct
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Stream Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Sand Springs Camping Area
(304) 594-2415
Morgantown, WV
Campground Availability
1-May thru 1-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Greenbrier SF*
(304) 536-1944
HC 30
Caldwell, WV
Campground Availability
Mid Apr-Nov 30
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Pool, Play Equipment, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Sand Springs Camping Area
(304) 594-2415
Morgantown, WV
Campground Availability
1-May thru 1-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Watoga SP*
(304) 799-4087
HC 82
Marlinton, WV
Campground Availability
Apr 01-End of deer season in Dec
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Boating, Float Trips, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Tennis, Basketball, V

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Mountwood Park Campground (Wood County Park)
(304) 679-3694
Parkersburg, WV
Campground Availability
May thru Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Play Equipment, Mini Golf, Hiking Trails

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Beech Fork SP*
(304) 528-5794
5601 Long Branch Rd
Barboursville, WV
Campground Availability
Apr 15-Oct 15
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Clubs Welcome
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Audra SP*
(304) 457-1162
Rt 4 Box 564
Buckhannon, WV
Campground Availability
mid Apr-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
River Swimming, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Perilous Plants




Poison IvyPlants don’t often top the list when we think of dangers awaiting us outdoors, but they can carry defenses ranging from annoying thorns to dangerous poisons. If we don’t treat some plants with the respect they deserve, the consequences can range from uncomfortable to deadly. As your outdoor activities heat up this summer, keep these tips in mind to help ensure your outdoor fun remains happy and safe.

If you’re careful about where you walk, stand and sit, and mindful of what you touch, many of these hazards can be avoided. Plants can’t run away. In order to protect themselves from being eaten by deer and other animals, they have to be more creative in their defenses. Some produce dangerous toxins to keep from being eaten. Others grow sharp thorns to protect their fruits and flowers.

POISON IVY
Poison ivy, western poison oak and poison sumac are the leading contenders in the annoying plant competition. These related plants contain a poisonous sap called urushiol, which inflicts a painful rash in 90 percent of the people who touch them. Other plants, such as Virginia creeper and milkweed, can also cause allergic reactions, although they’re rarely as serious.

There are many myths about poison ivy, oak and sumac. Let’s dispel some of them so you can have an accurate understanding of the dangers.
      •  The rash is not contagious. You cannot get or spread it without touching the sap directly.
      •  Scratching the rash and popping blisters will not spread the rash, unless you haven’t washed off
         all the sap. By breaking open the skin, however, scratching can lead to infection. Try to resist
         the itch.

PREVENTION
      •  Learn to recognize these plants in order to avoid contact. “Leaves of three, let them be” is a helpful
         saying to remind you to avoid poison oak and poison ivy. Poison sumac has from six to 10 parallel
         leaves on each branch, with a single leaf at the end. Check out www.poisonivy.aesir.com for
         good photos and more information about these plants.
      •  Wear long pants and sleeves to prevent the sap from contacting your skin. Run the clothes through
         the laundry if there’s a chance urushiol may be on them.
      •  Hose off your dog before petting her, if she’s been romping through areas where these plants
         grow. Oil on her fur can transfer to you.
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