Paddle, fish, swim on the pristine Cacapon River


Wildlife abounds at River Ridge


Nature surrounds you.


Serenity in these peaceful hills


A Quiet Place To Relax and Unwind

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About River Ridge

River Ridge is a gated community of mountain homes on 1,200 wooded acres located in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, about 15 miles west of historic Berkeley Springs in Morgan County.

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 brings white clouds of Serviceberry blossoms, followed closely 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. Vacant lots and lots with houses are both for sale from time to time. There are 11.5 miles of roads. A 2.25 mile central paved road extends from a security gate on Constant Run Road to another on Milo School Road. The rest are well maintained gravel surface.

Long time River Ridge resident Helen Herlocker has compiled an extensive history about our community.  Click here to learn more about this very special part of West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle.

The USGS provides a website for current and projected water levels of the Cacapon River. Scroll down to the graph showing the gauge height in feet. Note that the gauge is located near Great Cacapon and may not accurately reflect the water level in River Ridge. If a water level of 9-feet is indicated or anticipated by USGS, or if water is covering Constant Run Road, you should assume that the lower gate into River Ridge has been closed. To access the community, use the upper gate on Milo School Road. 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 will be on your left.