Paddle, fish, swim on the pristine Cacapon River
Wildlife abounds at River Ridge
Nature surrounds you.
Serenity in these peaceful hills
Ahhh! A peaceful recluse!
About River Ridge
River Ridge is a community of rustic homes on 1,200 wooded acres located about 15 miles west of Historical Berkeley Springs, WV.
The community is divided into 187 lots. River Ridge is approached by a scenic drive along the Cacapon River and climbs up to higher elevations with spectacular views of nearby Sideling Mountain and Cacapon Mountain.
People are attracted to River Ridge by its quiet natural surroundings. River Ridge welcomes all of the seasons. The first weeks of Spring bring white clouds of Service Berry blossoms, followed closly by the vibrant red buds and dogwoods. Violets, blue bells, and phlox carpet the river banks and hillsides. Summer calls for swimming and boating along the scenic Cacapon River. The River Ridge park has boat racks, a bath house, and picnic tables for outdoor fun. In the fall, the oaks, maples, and hickories steal the show with the golden Paw Paws along the river persisting until the first snows. In Winter, snow blankets the hills while curls of wood smoke and roaming flocks of wild turkey provide a memorable backdrop for holiday gatherings.
Of the 187 lots, 13 are riverfront. Houses have been built on 129 lots, 26 of which are occupied on a full time or extended seasonal basis. The 20 miles of roads are maintained, and a central paved road extends from a security gate on Constant Run Road to another on Milo School Road. The upper gate entrance for River Ridge will be on your Left.
The USGS provides this site for current Cacapon River data. Scroll down to the graph showing the gage height / feet. Note that the gauge is positioned near Great Cacapon and may not accurately reflect flood stage in River Ridge.
If flood conditions are indicated or anticipated, plan to use the upper gate to enter River Ridge. From Berkeley Springs, drive through Great Cacapon, pass Detour Road and make a right turn on Nebo Road. Make a Left turn on Milo School Road. The upper gate entrance for River Ridge will be on your Left.