Our favorite way to enjoy Cheat Fest is camping on the banks of the river for the whole weekend. General Admission Festival tickets do not include camping, but there are many excellent accommodations nearby!


The following campgrounds are within walking distance of the festival site and are available on a first-come first-served basis:

Friends of the Cheat Campground | First Come First Serve  |  139 Beech Run Road Albright, WV 26519

Friends of the Cheat Campground is the closest camping area, just outside the Back Gate. This includes primitive camping from Beech Run Road to the festival’s “back gate”, previously managed by Teter’s Campground.

  • $30/person for Cheat Fest weekend (includes May 3rd & 4th)=$15/person/night starting Monday, May 1 through Cheat Fest weekend.
  • Located directly adjacent to the festival-Access to Festival through back gate.
  • Primitive/car camping only. NO RVs.
  • Portable toilets provided
  • Potable water available
  • The campground is first come, first served; typically full by Friday afternoon prior to festival, so please plan accordingly
  • No pets

Cheat Canyon Campground | 304.329.6522

  • $15/person/night.
  • First come, first served.
  • Limited RV spots available-$30 one time fee-no hookups.
  • Approx. 1/2 mile down Rt. 26 from the festival in a large open field by the river-Access to Festival through Front Gate.
  • Toilets and pay-per-use showers.
  • No Pets

FYI-Teter’s Campground is closed.

Further afield:

Preston County Inn | 304.329.2220 | Kingwood, WV

The Appalachian (304) 329-7829 | Kingwood, WV

Dream Mountain Ranch | 304.379.3098 |  Albright, WV

River House Lodge |304-454-2097| Rowlesburg, WV

Maple Leaf Motel | 304.379.4075 | Bruceton Mills, WV

Modern Homestead Guest House | 304.864.4333 | Reedsville, WV

Microtel Inn and Suites | 304.379.7900 | Hazelton, WV

Mountain Creek Cabins | 304.379.8908 | Near Cooper’s Rock State Forest

For more options, check the website of the Morgantown Visitor’s Bureau.