Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area

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Coordinates: 38°50′02″N 79°22′04″W / 38.83389°N 79.36778°W / 38.83389; -79.36778
Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area
Part of Monongahela National Forest
National Recreation Area
Seneca Rocks West Virginia USA.jpg
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties Grant, Pendleton
Location Seneca Rocks
 - elevation 1,923 ft (586.1 m)
 - coordinates 38°50′02″N 79°22′04″W / 38.83389°N 79.36778°W / 38.83389; -79.36778
Highest point Spruce Knob
 - location northwest of Circleville
 - elevation 4,863 ft (1,482.2 m)
 - coordinates 38°41′59″N 79°31′58″W / 38.69972°N 79.53278°W / 38.69972; -79.53278
Lowest point South Branch Potomac River
 - location west of Petersburg
 - elevation 968 ft (295 m)
 - coordinates 39°00′05″N 79°09′46″W / 39.00139°N 79.16278°W / 39.00139; -79.16278
Area 100,000 acres (40,468.6 ha) [1]
Established 1965-09-28
Management Monongahela National Forest
Owner US Forest Service
Nearest city Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
Location of Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area in West Virginia
Website: Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area

Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area is a U.S. National Recreation Area (NRA) located within the Monongahela National Forest of eastern West Virginia, USA.

The National Recreation Area protects three prominent West Virginia landmarks:

Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks NRA was established by an act of the U.S. Congress on September 28, 1965 as the first National Recreation Area in a United States National Forest. It is therefore administered by the US Forest Service rather than the National Park Service, as most other National Recreation Areas are.

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