Seneca State Forest Camping

Seneca State Forest is West Virginia’s oldest and largest forest. Surrounded by nature in rugged Pocahontas County, Seneca offers peace and solitude for guests searching for a quiet getaway. Campers can enjoy hiking, biking, boating in Seneca Lake or the Greenbrier River. Also, you can’t miss the 65-foot tall fire tower, which provides amazing panoramic views of the vast forest.

Campground Seasons & Dates

The campground is spring through fall, weather permitting

Campsites can be reserved online at any time, by phone or at the campground office

Reservations may be made for no less than two consecutive nights on weekends (Fri., Sat.) or one night (Sun.-Thurs.)

Visitors can book a maximum of 14 consecutive nights

Campsite Amenities

10 large, secluded campsites

Each campsite features level tent and trailer pads, picnic tables and fireplaces

Coin-operated laundry machines and free showers are available at the forest office

Stay in the Fire Tower

The Thorny Mountain Fire Tower is one of West Virginia State Parks most iconic attractions. The 65-foot tower provides 360-degree views of the forest and unobstructed views of the night sky. The tower may be reserved for overnight stays, between May and October. The tower has two cots but can accommodate up to four guests. Make your reservations up to a year in advance because this unique attraction books up fast.

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