Events Calendar

No matter what time of year you come, there’s always a party going on at Mountain Lake Campground thanks to our jam-packed Calendar of Events! Take a look at our events calendar to see if there’s a specific event you’d like to be here for, then head over to our Reservations page!

Select a month to view its events!

May June July August September October

    MAY

    5/4 - 5/6 : Scout Appreciation Weekend

    Troops can get a 20% discount on a stay with us this weekend! (Campsites only).

    5/11 - 5/13 : Mother's Day Weekend

    Make a special gift and card for Mom on Saturday! Also sign Mom up for our gift basket giveaway.

    5/18 - 5/20 : Hero's Weekend

    A thank-you to all our local heroes! Active or retired Armed Forces, Police, EMS, and Firefighters will receive a 20% discount on camping Friday and Saturday. (Must show valid identification when checking in.)

    5/25 - 5/28 : Memorial Day Weekend

    Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Decorate your site and win ZIGGY BUCKS! Our pool opens this weekend, and we’ll have a parade led by our fire engine, do glow wagon rides, plus games, crafts, and more!

    JUNE

    6/1 - 6/3 : Ice Cream Lovers' Weekend

    Bring old clothes or swimwear for adults and kids… this weekend, we’re going to do ice cream like you’ve never seen! Most activities involve ice cream-- it will be MESSY, but loads of fun!!

    6/8 - 6/10 : Chocolate Lovers' Weekend

    A whole weekend dedicated to chocolate-- it’s one of our most popular and most entertaining weekends of the year! Things WILL get messy… bring old clothes or swimwear, and be prepared for a Saturday filled with eating chocolate, swimming in chocolate, a chocolate Slip-n-Slide, chocolate finger-painting… get the idea?? Prizes are awarded for various competitions!

    6/15 - 6/17 : Father's Day Weekend

    We need a whole weekend dedicated to Dads to thank them for all they do… make sure you sign up Dad for the gift basket prize on Friday night, then on Saturday, take part in our crafts event to make Dad a card and a gift for Father’s Day. Gift Basket winner is drawn Saturday night!

    6/22 - 6/24 : Water Wars Weekend

    Attention, all Water Warriors! Bring your swimsuits, water guns, water balloons, buckets, hoses -- anything that carries water -- and prepare to do battle! Saturday is our annual Water War at Mountain Lake Campground, and we need boots on the ground for maximum fun and excitement! Hop in the back of our Water Wagon ride around campground(s). Our goal is to get you wet, so you should be prepared to fight back-- we show NO mercy! IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PARTICIPATE, please stay out of range or in your camper. Everyone within range is fair game to the folks on the wagon - kids and adults!

    6/29 - 6/30 : Happy Birthday Ziggy!

    Happy Birthday Ziggy! Come out and celebrate Ziggy the Bear's birthday! We will make Ziggy a present and play all his favorite games.

    JULY

    7/1 - 7/7 : Fourth of July Week

    It’s a week-long Fourth of July celebration at Mountain Lake! Bring decorations for you campsite and for the Parade. You’ll have the chance to win ZIGGY BUCKS! There will be games, movies, crafts, and of course, several Glow Wagon rides around the campground.

    7/13 - 7/15 : Pirate's Weekend

    AAARRRR, MATEYS! It’s a Pirate takeover at Mountain Lake, so be sure to bring site decorations, pirate costumes, and a floating homemade pirate ship! There will be a boat contest at the beach, a treasure, and more fun and games. You might even have to walk the plank!

    7/20 - 7/22 : Christmas in July

    Merry Christmas (in July) everyone! Bring decorations for your site and try for a chance to win ZIGGY BUCKS! Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit every camping area, and we’re pretty sure he will have his bag of gifts with him. Bring your cameras!

    7/27 - 7/29 : Hawaiian Luau & Talent Show

    Aloha! It’s a tropical celebration this weekend, so bring your site decorations for a chance to win a prize for the best decorated site! We’ll also have a Hawaiian Luau Pool Party with music, dancing, karaoke, talent contest (bring your talent and come prepared to compete for a prize!), and lots more.

    AUGUST

    8/3 - 8/5 : Country Western Weekend

    Bring all your cowboy/cowgirl gear-- we have prizes for the best costume for kids and pets! Get deputized and ride the hay wagon around the campgrounds-- we just might have to form a posse to catch the bandit who keeps stealing our marshmallows. Let’s put this outlaw back in handcuffs! We caught him last year and put him in jail, but he has broken out and is running loose again.

    8/10 - 8/12 : S'more Water Wars

    We’re doing it again-- it’s Water War 2! Bring your swimsuits and all your water weapons, and hop in the back of our Water Wagon ride around campground(s). Our goal is to get you wet, so you should be prepared to fight back-- we show NO mercy! IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PARTICIPATE, please stay out of range or in your camper. Everyone within range is fair game to the folks on the wagon - kids and adults!

    8/17 - 8/19 : Crazy Fun Weekend

    No one really knows what will happen on this weekend, but we can promise you one thing... it will be crazy fun!

    8/24 - 8/26 : Campfire S'mores

    S’mores Cookoff! Bring your favorite recipe for S’mores and compete with fellow campers to win a prize!

    SEPTEMBER

    8/31 - 9/3 : Labor Day

    Bring your red, white, and blue decorations for your site and parade vehicles-- prizes will be awarded and you’ll have a chance to win ZIGGY BUCKS! We’ll have a parade led by our very own Fire Engine, plus we’ll be doing Glow Wagon rides, games, and other crafts.

    9/7 - 9/9 : Potato Festival Weekend

    Come out on Potato Festival Weekend and stay with us at Mountain Lake! The Nicholas County Potato Festival celebrates friends, fun, and potatoes! Enjoy all the activities in downtown Summersville! (Call the Visitor’s Center for more information: 304-872-3722)

    9/14 - 9/16 : Kirkwood Wine Festival

    Come out and stay with us for Wine Festival Weekend, and enjoy some grape-stomping and all the fun activities at the Winery located only 15 minutes from Mountain Lake Campground!

    9/21 - 9/23 : Fall Extravaganza

    It’s a fall celebration at Mountain Lake! Help us make a scarecrow or bring old clothes and make your own. We’ll provide the hay! Magic Pumpkin Patch, games, crafts, and more!

    9/28 - 9/30 : Fall Spook-tacular Weekend

    Happy Halloween, campers! Bring decorations to decorate your site for Halloween, then the kids get to go Trick-or-Treating throughout the #2 Camping Area! Hope you all get lots of candy! Later on, we’ll run a special Costume Contest for kids and pets with prizes awarded, plus games, crafts, and more!

    OCTOBER

    10/5 - 10/7 : Spook-tacular 2/Columbus Day

    Happy Halloween and Columbus Day Weekend, campers! Bring decorations to decorate your site for Halloween, then the kids get to go Trick-or-Treating throughout the #2 Camping Area! Hope you all get lots of candy! Later on, we’ll be playing Halloween games and showing off costumes!

    10/12 - 10/14 : Spooks & Spirits Weekend

    You never know what will be lurking through the campground on Spooks & Spirits Weekend! Bring decorations to decorate your site for Halloween, then the kids get to go Trick-or-Treating throughout the #2 Camping Area! Hope you all get lots of candy! Later on, we’ll be playing Halloween games and showing off costumes!

    10/19 - 10/21 : Annual Bridge Day Weekend

    Camp with us and enjoy the beautiful fall colors in the campground. Then, plan on attending the annual Bridge Day events, just a short 15-minute drive south from us on U.S. 19!

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