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Camping

Babcock State Park features a 52-unit campground  (28 sites with electric only and 24 sites that are non-electric)  (includes 4 accessible sites with electric), complete with tent or trailer campsites, picnic tables, ground grills and a central bathhouse with toilet facilities, hot showers and coin-operated washers and dryers. Two potable water fill-up stations and two sewage dump stations are available for campers and RV's.  Firewood and ice are available for purchase.

The campground opens in mid-April and remains open until October 31st (weather permitting). When considering dates in April or October, please contact Babcock State Park office for actual opening and closing dates. (23Mar15)

50% of the campsites at Babcock are available for reservations, while the remainder are rented on a first come, first served basis. Reservations begin the Friday before Memorial Day and ends Labor Day.  Only mail-in reservations will be accepted from February 15-March 14.  Mail-in reservations must be postmarked on or after February 15, or they will be returned.  A maximum of three reservation forms per envelope will be accepted; any more and all requests will be returned.  You may also call in for a form to be sent to you and to be mailed back to the park.  After March 15 Reservations may be made by mail, phone, or in person, and must be secured by payment of a deposit for the entire rental fee, plus a $5 handling charge. Phone Reservations are the best way to reserve after March 15.  (304) 438-3003

Reservations, which must be secured by payment, must be made at least two (2) days prior to arrival. Credit card will be charged at the time of the reservation booking.

Reservations may be made for no less than two (2) consecutive nights on weekends (Friday and Saturday) or one night Sunday through Thursday and for no more than fourteen (14) consecutive nights.

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Basic Wi-Fi service is available at both the Campground and the parking area around the Administration Building.

Most cellphone carriers have decent coverage at Babcock State Park. AT&T has better than average signal in the campground and the majority of the park property. Verizon, U.S. Cellular, T-Mobile, Strait Talk, etc.  have phone service but the data availability is more limited in the campground area of the park. Some of the higher elevated areas of the park, especially the overlook areas, have decent phone coverage with most all carriers that park employees have tried. 

The employees at Babcock State Park hope this answers visitors questions regarding Wi-Fi and cell coverage questions.

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