Seneca Shadows Campground, West Virginia

Seneca Shadows Campground

Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area \ Monongahela National Forest, WV

 Seneca Shadows Campground entrance

Seneca Shadows Campground entrance

If you're looking to escape the pressures of Washington DC, the Monongahela National Forest is the place to visit. Located in the highest mountains of east central West Virginia, the vibrant colors and spectacular views of this rugged forest will take your breath away. Use Seneca Shadows Campground as your base camp to explore the beautiful and diverse Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area.

 Immerse yourself in nature in Seneca Shadows Campground, WV

Immerse yourself in nature in Seneca Shadows Campground, WV

Situated in a mixed hardwood forest with a view of Seneca Rocks, the campground has 80 single sites and 3 group sites.  Thirteen of the single sites are premium sites with electric hookups.  Walk-in tent camping is also available.  The group sites will accommodate up to 40 people.  Amenities at the campground include paved roads, showers, and flush toilets.  Firewood is available for purchase on site.  Some sites may be reserved up to 6 months in advance of arrival; others are for first-come-first-served customers.

 Seneca Shadows Campground map

Seneca Shadows Campground map

Campers come to Seneca Shadows to hike, rock climb at Seneca Rocks, ride the local scenic trains, fish in the nearby North Fork River, and enjoy the beautiful scenery and diverse wildlife.  At the base of Seneca Rocks, just one mile from the campground, you’ll find Seneca Rocks Discovery Center.  This intriguing facility offers interpretive programs every weekend during the summer, demonstrations of traditional crafts, and tours of an 1839 log cabin.  Smoke Hole and Seneca, two commercial caverns located nearby, offer tours to the public daily. Tours are also available at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, located 45 miles to southeast at GreenbankThere is plenty to do and see all summer long.

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