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Welcome to Jackson's Mill

A rustic-style event facility rooted in Appalachian history.

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WVU Jackson’s Mill is open to scheduling events and activities subject to limitations and restrictions. For more information, visit the Upcoming Events page or call 304-269-5100.

A special-mission campus of West Virginia University – owned and operated by WVU Extension – WVU Jackson’s Mill represents the historic home of West Virginia 4-H camping in the United States as the site of the first statewide 4-H camp in the nation. Today, Jackson’s Mill continues to serve thousands of 4-H’ers each summer and throughout the year. The historic location is also home to the West Virginia Fire Academy, a one-of-a-kind training facility for volunteer and professional firefighters from around the state and across the country.

When not serving as home to West Virginia 4-H, WVU Jackson’s Mill is available for group rental by private and public groups. The facilities make for an excellent conference location and with amenities like on-site dining, ADA accessible facilities, campus wide Wi-Fi, seasonal swimming pool and athletic fields as well as private, semi-private and cabin-style room options, it’s easy to understand why groups like American Legion Mountaineer Boys State and others like to call WVU Jackson’s Mill home.

Upcoming Events at Jackson's Mill

Upcoming events at Jackson's Mill

WVU Teams with Barnwood Builders

construction of new building on left near an existing log cabin on right

West Virginia University alumnus Mark Bowe tells why he's passionate about heritage and history, something he and his team strive to preserve on the popular DIY network show, Barnwood Builders.

Youth Education

  • STEAM Programs
  • Outdoor Education
  • History Education


  • ATV Safety
  • Leave No Trace
  • Swimming
  • Disc-Golf
  • Rock Wall

Historic Area

  • Historic Buildings
  • Group Tours
  • Special Events
  • Educational Opportunities


  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dining
  • Other Facilities


  • Suites
  • Lodge Rooms
  • Private Rooms
  • Cottages

Weddings & Receptions

Wedding Reception Packages
  • Bronze Package
  • Silver Package
  • Gold Package