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Anyone stayed at the new AAC campground @ New River Gorge?
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By lucander
From Stone Ridge, NY
Jun 28, 2013
Lucander off the GT Ledge on p. 2 of Keep on Struttin.

Brian is the shit. His rules might be obnoxious to privileged middle class folks who haven't grown up with cops or social workers telling them what to do, but give him credit for running a tight ship. Clean, quiet, well-maintained, and very secure.


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By Drew Hayes
From Charlotte, NC
Jun 28, 2013
Lost in Space

I've never met the dude at chestnut, but the signs alone were enough to stop me from camping there. "For the 90% of you WHO DON'T KNOW you're supposed to bring your own towel, you'll be LUCKY if I refill the paper towel dispenser." What a jerk.


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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Jun 28, 2013
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.

It is clean, and well-maintained. When I was there over Memorial Day though, I was in the back corner at one of the group sites. The group site next to us filled up with what seemed to be high school kids telling "black jokes" and laughing their asses off at every punchline until one in the morning. My buddy's gf who happens to be black didn't appreciate it at all.

I wonder where Brian was then. I'm all about running a tight ship. You don't have to be a dick to do it though, and when someone actually needs you to enforce your anal retentive rules, you should be consistent and do so.

To each his own. If you like him, and you enjoy the place, more power to you. He'll never get another dime from me, and I'm far from priveleged middle class.

  • edit- sorry for the drift. The AAC campground is somewhere I'd definitely stay again in warm months. Until they get hot showers in though, I'll probably stay at Ray's during the fall and early spring if I'm up there.


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By csproul
From Rancho Cordova, CA
Jun 28, 2013
Summit of Wolf's Head with Pingora in the background

Drew Hayes wrote:
I've never met the dude at chestnut, but the signs alone were enough to stop me from camping there. "For the 90% of you WHO DON'T KNOW you're supposed to bring your own towel, you'll be LUCKY if I refill the paper towel dispenser." What a jerk.

If you find his signs obnoxious, meeting him in person will not do anything to make you think better of him.


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By David Barbour
From Longmont, CO
Jun 28, 2013

chestnut creek is great if you fantasize about living in an orwellian nightmare


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By camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Jun 29, 2013
You stay away from mah pig!

Heh, sorry to hear about the noise complaints. I'm hoping we can get some signs in soon laying out quiet hours, etc. Also, the last couple weekends, I've heard thumping music until like midnight, gotten all pissed and walked the campground to shut down the assholes who are blasting it, and the campground has been quiet. It turns out that a lot of the noise has been echoing off the gorge from the Ace campground, which has weekly concerts that are LOUD. So, not all noise is necessarily from campers at the AAC, unfortunately. I've been trying to be pretty aggro in keeping music down on late nights.

Can't say I'd do anything about the girl being railed, though.

And jake, yeah, I remember you. Hope to see y'all again! temps and conditions were surprisingly good today.


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By Phoffmann
Jul 1, 2013

That goddamned hound howling its head off at 5 am was a real bummer though. Looks to be a very nice joint when it's all finished. All told, it's not a bad place to stay now, and super convenient. Just stay as far from the entrance as possible so as to avoid the four-legged alarm clock. I have NEVER IN MY LIFE heard a chick so loud whilst being railed on the night of 6/22. Seriously, it was pretty impressive.quote>


Sounds like the good ole days at Rogers.


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By NC Rock Climber
From The Oven, AKA Phoenix
Jul 1, 2013
tanuki

Good to hear that the AAC campground is up and running. What a great use of AAC funds. You guys rock!

As far as Chestnut Creek goes, Brian has a ton of rules, is VERY socially awkward and can be a dick. Then again, it is his place, and it is neat and clean. I don't need him to cup my balls and tell me I am special in order to feel good about myself, and I am willing to deal with his anti-social behavior in order to stay in a clean and quite campground. In 2011 Chestnut Creek was far and away better than any other campground at the new, IMHO. Roger was great, but his facilities were not the best. My money went to Brian, and his rude behavior always gave me something to laugh about...

Again, good on the AAC! I am looking forward to staying in the new campground next time I am in the NRG.


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By BrandonB
From Cincinnati, OH
Jul 9, 2013
Me

Just a side note on the water.
As far as finding it goes, CLASS VI has a great facility right down the road that has spigots on most of the buildings and out in the open for their many guests. If running water is the only thing keeping you out, bring a jug and fill it up right around the corner. Possibly have dinner there to make it feel like u paid for it.

I was there this weekend (The 4th) and camping on the lower half of the campsite was quiet, and as always a great time. I cant thank AAC enough for putting a great facility out within walking distance of bridge and junkyard.


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By camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Jul 29, 2013
You stay away from mah pig!

Just a quick update: we are still working on the water line, but we do have a water tank here now for campers to fill up from.


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By Mark Paulson
Mar 12, 2014

Any updates with regards to water/construction at the AAC campground?


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