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!

April May June July August September October

    APRIL

    4/14 : Easter Weekend

    Grab the Easter egg baskets and the paintbrushes; we’re ringing in Spring and kicking off the camping season with an Easter celebration that the entire family will enjoy!

    MAY

    5/5 : Scout Appreciation Weekend

    For this weekend in May, bring your troops and receive a 20% discount for the entire weekend! (Campsites only.) Contact us prior to coming, and we will work with you to plan some activities that your scouts would like to do and/or help your troops acquire some of those hard-earned badges!

    5/12 : Mother's Day Weekend

    FRIDAY: Be sure to sign up Mom for the gift basket we will be giving away! Winner is announced on Saturday night. SATURDAY: Kids, make Mom a Mother's Day gift & card at the pavilion on Saturday afternoon! Gift basket winners will be announced.

    5/19 : 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.

    5/26-29 : Memorial Day Weekend

    Parade time!! Bring your red, white, and blue decorations for your site and parade vehicles-- prizes will be awarded! And kids, be sure to enter our First-In-Pool Contest when you check in. Our pool opens at 10:00 AM on Saturday-- be sure to be there! If you are, you get to swim first and will receive a prize! SATURDAY & SUNDAY NIGHT: Glow wagon rides! Glow items are available for purchase at our store. Your ticket to ride is to wear something that glows!

    JUNE

    6/2 : 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!!

    6/9 : 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!

    6/16 : 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!

    6/23 : 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!

    JULY

    6/30 - 7/4 : Fourth of July Week

    Bring your red, white, and blue decorations for your site and parade vehicles-- prizes will be awarded! Activities during the week TBA-- you will be provided with a sheet when you check in. Glow Wagon rides, games, and more! And on Saturday afternoon, be ready to participate in our patriotic Red, White, and Blue Parade LED BY OUR VERY OWN FIRE ENGINE!

    7/7 : Happy Birthday Ziggy!

    Golf cart parade this weekend...so please decorate your cart if you want to participate! We will play all of Ziggy's favorite games to celebrate his birthday. And of course, there will be CAKE!

    7/14 : 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! On Saturday, enter your ship into our beach contest for best pirate ship-- prize will be awarded! Other games and activities will be happening too: Walk the Plank, Cannon Battle, and even a chance to pan for gems. And finally, the MAIN EVENT: FAMILY PIRATE TREASURE HUNT with a REAL pirate treasure map! Each family wins a treasure chest filled with goodies. You need to FIND THE TREASURE BEFORE THE PIRATES COME BACK FOR IT!! And be sure to wear your costumes-- prizes awarded for best girl and boy pirate!

    7/21 : Christmas in July

    Let’s make it look like Christmas at Mountain Lake!! Santa will be arriving on Saturday, and he will BE RIDING TO YOUR CAMPGROUND IN OUR SLEIGH WAGON....bringing goodies too! He will also be making his list for when Christmas comes around in December. Sing along to Christmas carols and let’s make it festive!!

    7/28 : 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! Saturday night, we’ll 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. We’ll also be awarding prizes for the best Hawaiian attire, one for the guys and one for the gals.

    AUGUST

    8/4 : Country Western Weekend

    Bring all your cowboy/cowgirl gear-- we have prizes for the best costume for kids and pets! On Saturday, 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. Other games include a quickdraw contest, and other cowboy/cowgirl related themes.

    8/11 : 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!

    8/25 : Campfire S'mores

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

    SEPTEMBER

    9/1 : Labor Day

    Bring your red, white, and blue decorations for your site and parade vehicles-- prizes will be awarded! On Saturday, it’s a Red, White, and Blue parade led by our very own Fire Engine! In the evening, we’ll be doing Glow Wagon rides, plus more fun activities over the weekend which will be detailed on a sheet upon check-in.

    9/8 : 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)

    9/15 : 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!

    9/22 : 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!

    9/29 : 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 campground! 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

    10/6 : 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 campground! 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!

    10/13 : 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 campground! 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!

    10/20 : 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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