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Address: Route 39, Marlinton, WV

Oldest of West Virginia's state forests, Seneca borders the beautiful...

Oldest of West Virginia's state forests, Seneca borders the beautiful Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County. The forest offers pioneer guest cabins; four(4) acre lake for trout, bass and bluegill fishing; small campground and 11,684 acres of lush woodlands for hiking, hunting or communing with nature. The lake and forest are named after the Indian tribe which once roamed the area. Seneca's large size and modest development make it a great place to find peace and solitude.

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Beautiful, Peaceful and Friendly

We have stayed in Cabin 1, Cabin 2 and Cabin 3 (twice). This is a beautiful and peaceful park. The food tastes better, the coffee is better and the surrounding area is fantastic... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Dutch O
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

We have stayed in Cabin 1, Cabin 2 and Cabin 3 (twice). This is a beautiful and peaceful park. The food tastes better, the coffee is better and the surrounding area is fantastic. We loved the wild flowers of West Virginia. We will definitely return.

Thank Dutch O
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is a primitive campground nestled in the Greenbrier / Allegheny mountains and about an hour from anything. There are only ten tent sites and a handful of cabins - and they don't take reservations, but even in June we saw most of them were available. Coin operated shower and laundry available at the ranger station. The tent sites are... More 

Thank Chris B
Jesup, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

We happened on this campground and what a delight! Each site is secluded and separated by a creek that runs through the property. I don't know the elevation but it was very cool at night. Bring a flashlight because there are no lights and it was so dark it was disorienting to me. No facilities unless you drive a mile... More 

Thank KeriH750
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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved our stay. We were in cabin #6 and it was spacious and extremely clean. It was so peaceful and the views are beautiful. The only thing that I can say negative is that we weren't told in advance that the two showers available are coin operated. It was quite a drive to go back out for quarters. A... More 

Thank Kerrih381
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

The primitive cabin no. 5 was very spacious and clean. They have everything arranged to make it extremely convenient and our location was very private with a nice view of the lake. Extremely quite and peaceful, the cabin has a large screened in porch and wrap around deck. Not much close by for groceries or prepared food :)

1 Thank Maggie C
Conyers, GA
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

Local state park. Has camping and cabins and recently added a fire tower you can rent. There is a small lake, but not a lot to do. It is a great place to get away and have some privacy. But not a lot of activities as far as I can tell.

Thank travelwriter52
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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed in the fire tower and all I can say is you have to do this. View is the most awesome thing and so pieceful

Thank Chip T
Hurricane, West Virginia
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

I love Seneca State Forest. One of the best Camp Grounds in the State. It is wooded, for the hot summer days, and completely quiet. Sites are spaced out but there are only 10 first come first serve sites. No Electric, no bathhouse, and only primitive bathrooms. There are showers at the main office just down the road but you... More 

1 Thank WildWonderfulWander
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

We stopped here having bought a picnic in Marlinton and found a well appointed picnic area just off the road kitted out with some undercover areas, BBQs and proper parking bays. There was the occasional vehicle going up the road but that was the only noise apart from the birds in the forest - sounded to me like turkeys. There... More 

Thank Sybil_Fawlty
West Virginia
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary by staying at Seneca State Forest. It was nice to spend some quiet time in nature. Pocahontas County has no cell phone service, so it was easy to break away from work responsibilities and be in the moment. The cabins were clean and did have some creature comforts such as gas lights... More 

1 Thank Mountaineer2015

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