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 open spring through fall, weather permitting. Campsites must be reserved and all sites are reservable. Prior to occupying any campsite, campers must have a paid reservation.
Advanced reservations are recommended. Reservations may be made for no less than two consecutive nights on weekends (Fri-Sat) or for one night on Sundays through Thursdays.
The number of vehicles or units on a site, payment, cancellations, and refunds information is good to know prior to making a reservation. Read more.
Reservations may be made online or by calling 833-987-2757. You may also reserve a campsite or check availability at the campground office.
Visitors can book a maximum of 14 consecutive nights
Seneca has 10 large and secluded campsites. The maximum recommended length for RVs is 28 feet. Contact the forest office regarding larger units and adjacent sites. Campsites do not have hookups.
- 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
- Firewood is available for sale
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.