PO Box 368
A small picnic area is
located at the Bear Heaven Recreation Area along Stuart Memorial Drive
near the Otter Creek Wilderness. Rock outcroppings offer unique
Located approximately 14
miles northeast of Elkins, West Virginia, on Stuart Memorial Drive
(Forest Road 91).
From Elkins, go east on
State Highway 33 for approximately 11 miles, turn left on Forest Road
91 at the top of Shaver's Mountain. Follow Forest Road 91 for
approximately 3 miles. Bear Heaven Picnic area will be on the left.
Open year round,
however, Forest Road 91 is not plowed in the winter time and may be
icy or snow-covered.
There are 7 sites
Each site has a
table and fire grill.
Vault toilets and a
handpump for drinking water are available.
are located in the parking area.
Middle Point Trail, #140, which is 5.2 miles in length, is located
along Stuart Memorial Drive west of the picnic/campground area. There
are several trails in the Otter Creek Wilderness that offer more
challenging experiences because the trail junctions are not signed and
there are no bridges over stream crossing. Topo maps are recommended
for wilderness adventures.
Fishing is allowed along Otter Creek. A valid West Virginia State
Fishing License is required, along with a National Forest stamp and a
trout stamp. Please contact the West Virginia Division of Natural
Resources for more information on fishing and hunting licensing
There are 8 single sites available at the Bear Heaven Campground.
are no fees for use of the picnic area.
- No. Sites are on a first come, first served basis.