Seneca State Forest

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Coordinates: 38°19′39″N 79°56′08″W / 38.32750°N 79.93556°W / 38.32750; -79.93556
Seneca State Forest
West Virginia State Forest
Seneca State Forest.jpg
Seneca Lake
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Pocahontas
Elevation 3,245 ft (989.1 m)
Coordinates 38°19′39″N 79°56′08″W / 38.32750°N 79.93556°W / 38.32750; -79.93556
Area 11,684 acres (4,728.3 ha) [1]
Established 1924 [2]
Management West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and West Virginia Division of Forestry
Owner West Virginia Division of Forestry
Nearest city Marlinton, West Virginia
Location of Seneca State Forest in West Virginia
Website: Seneca State Forest

Seneca State Forest is a state forest located in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Created in 1924, it is oldest state forest in West Virginia.[2] It is the second-largest state forest at 11,684 acres (47.28 km2).[1]

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources rents eight fully equipped pioneer cabins. As of 2013, the Thorny Mountain Fire Tower is also being renovated and will be available for overnight rentals. [3]


Public hunting and fishing is available in the forest. Visitors can boat on 4-acre (0.016 km2) Seneca Lake.[1] The forest contains a section of the Allegheny Trail and other trails, and is near the Greenbrier River Trail.[4]

A Civilian Conservation Corps camp was once located near the current Seneca State Forest office.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Seneca State Forest". West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Seneca State Forest". West Virginia Division of Forestry. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  3. ^ Steelhammer, Rick (2013-04-25). "Want to get away from it all? Rent a fire tower". Charleston Gazette. Archived from the original on 2013-04-26. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  4. ^ "Things to Do". West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 

Hunting and fishing are available for no additional user fees.