West Virginia State Parks to Give Away Three Stays at Highly Sought-After Thorny Mountain Fire Tower

Winners will be randomly selected from those who book camping stays online

South Charleston, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced that West Virginia State Parks is giving campers an opportunity to win a free night in its most highly sought-after lodging, the Thorny Mountain Fire Tower at Seneca State Forest. The fire tower was restored in 2012 and has remained the park system’s most popular lodging option ever since, typically booked a year in advance. Earlier this year, the tower was recognized by National Geographic as a top spot for outdoor stays.  

Entering the giveaway is easy. Three lucky winners will be randomly selected from those who book camping stays at any West Virginia State Park between July 26, 2023 and December 31, 2023. Stays must be booked online at WVstateparks.com. The winners, chosen on August 31, 2023, can enjoy their one-night fire tower stay on September 12th, 13th or 14th.  

“This iconic structure, with its breathtaking views and recent National Geographic recognition, is something everyone should experience at least once,” said Brad Reed, Chief of West Virginia State Parks. “Seize this opportunity!”

Seneca State Forest is located in rugged Pocahontas County with 12,884 acres of lush woodlands to explore. 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 has two cots but can accommodate up to four guests.

For more information about the contest, please visit wvstateparks.com/win-a-one-night-stay/

About West Virginia State Parks

West Virginia’s state parks and forests are the vacation destination of choice for more than 7 million people each year. Made up of 35 parks, 9 forests and two rail trails, the West Virginia State Parks system provides endless opportunities for family fun and adventure. Make memories that last forever. Book your adventure at www.wvstateparks.com.

West Virginia State Parks is managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, a division of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.