Welcome to Taylor County Schools

Camp Towles is located in a beautiful secluded valley along the Tygart River. It provides picturesque scenery, closeness to nature, and peacefulness to all who visit. There is a two story dinning/assembly hall with a large fully equipped kitchen for food preparation and a dining

hall that will accommodate up to 100. There are

six (6) cabins available with sleeping

accommodations for 130. There is a large shower

house with restroom facilities, a pavilion, a football

size play field, a pond for fishing, access to the

Tygart River for canoeing and fishing, and wooded

areas for hiking and nature walking. Activities

occur year round but the one of most pride is the

annual 4-H camp provided every June. Through

the largess of community grants and the Taylor

County Board of Education the facility is kept in

pristine condition so that many can enjoy its beauty.

Much has been done over the years to maintain

and improve the site for optimum accessibility by

school groups and the public.


The site was willed to Taylor County Schools by Ralph Towles in 1938 and additional acreage willed by B.J. Hill in 1981.


Private citizens and community groups may rent the facility for retreats, weddings, reunions, and social gatherings. Those interested in utilizing Camp Towles can contact the Taylor County Extension Office at 304-265-3303.

Camp Towles