Camp Success is located on State Route 68 (Princeton Lane) at the confluence of Wolf Creek and New River. This primitive campground is eight acres of land that offers many camping sites, bank fishing, and a boat ramp.
It boasts approximately a quarter of a mile of frontage along New River and 500 feet along Wolf Creek. Small Mouth Bass are predominate as the major sports fish caught along the shore.
Because Camp Success is a primitive campground, only tent camping is allowed. All campers are required to obtain a permit at the Narrows Town Office prior to their stay at the campground. For more details regarding the rules and regulations, please click on the link below.
Camp Success is named for the Civil War Confederate Army encampment that was located near the grounds from 1862 to 1865. Confederate forces, some garrisoned at this site, successfully guarded the narrows of the New River from incursion by Union Army forces until early 1865.
However, the camp won its name after a major skirmish occurred near this site on May 10, 1862, when Confederate forces under Brig. General Henry Heth held off the retreating Union forces under Lt. Col. Rutherford B. Hayes (later president of the United Sates), preventing Hayes' troops from passing through the Town of Narrows on their retreat to Princeton, West Virginia from the "Battle of Giles Court House" in nearby Pearisburg.
The Town asks that all visitors be respectful of their surroundings and remove all litter upon leaving the area.