Win A One-Night Unique Stay

Want to win a one-night stay in the Thorny Mountain Fire Tower at Seneca State Forest?

Simply book an overnight camping stay occurring anytime before December 31, 2023 and you’ll automatically be entered to win a free one-night fire tower stay at Seneca State Forest. Stays will be valid September 12 – 14, 2023. Winners will be announced on August 31, 2023 so stay tuned to see if you’re one of the three lucky winners!

The Thorny Mountain Fire Tower is a popular attraction and books up fast. Typically due to demand, it is recommended that you make your reservation up to a year in advance. So don’t miss out on your chance to win a one-night stay in this highly coveted accommodation!

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Discover The Thorny Mountain Fire Tower

The Thorny Mountain Fire Tower is one of West Virginia State Park’s most iconic attractions and was named a top unique stay by National Geographic. The 65-foot tower provides 360-degree views of the forest and unobstructed night sky views.

Getting Here: The journey up the mountain to the Thorny Mountain Fire Tower is best tackled in a four-wheel drive vehicle. Once you arrive, begin your trek up the 69 rugged steps to be rewarded with unbeatable views of the surrounding Seneca State Forest, which are definitely worth the sweat.

History: This fire tower was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1920s to help observe and prevent forest fires in the lush mountains of West Virginia. After being rebuilt over a decade later, this fire tower continued to house observers until satellites and airplanes began to be used to observe fires in the 1970s. Today the fire tower provides visitors with a unique camping experience in the stunning Seneca State Forest.

Get To Know the Seneca State Forest

One of the oldest in the state, the rolling 12,884 acres of Seneca State Forest borders the beautiful Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County. Visitors can expect stunning views, exceptional fishing, roomy campgrounds, exhilarating hiking and more.

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