Directions

From I-81 take Route US 33 west exit at Harrisonburg, following 33 west to Franklin.

Continue west from Franklin on 33 over North Fork Mountain to Judy Gap.

Turn left (south) on WV Route 28 and continue through Circleville to the hamlet of Cherry Grove. Cherry Grove, approximately 17 miles directly south of Seneca Rocks, 6 miles south of Judy Gap, and 3 miles south of Circleville on WV 28, can be found on any West Virginia road map.

Starting from the junction with Snowy Mountain Road in downtown Cherry Grove, drive southwest on WV 28 for 2.7 miles to Sawmill Run Road. Here one turns right.

Within a hundred feet signs read “Spruce Knob Lake 10, Spruce Knob 17, Mountain Institute (the old name for Experience Learning) 6 mi.” Sawmill Run Road is narrow with several blind curves, so be aware of oncoming traffic.

From WV 28, ascend Sawmill Run Road for 2.4 miles to a T-intersection. Turn left and continue for about 3.3 miles to the entrance of Experience Learning on the right. Keep left immediately after entering the site. The camping area is about one mile from the entrance.

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