Holiday
Highlights...
[x]
Find Sites





Find your spot

Find other facilities on map

For more information on Forest
Safety click here

 

SENECA SHADOWS, WV

part ofMonongahela National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SENECA SHADOWS
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 02 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Seneca Shadows Campground overlooks Seneca Rocks and is surrounded by mountains on both the east and west. Hiking and nature study at Seneca Rocks are just a couple of the popular activities in the area. The North Fork South Branch Potomac River is nearby, making fishing a popular pastime.

Two local caves beckon ambitious explorers, and the 900-foot high Seneca Rocks can be viewed from most campsites.

Natural Features:

The campground sits in the river valley within the Monongahela National Forest, which extends over the north central highlands of the state, straddling many of the region's highest peaks. Elevations range from 1,000 to 4,863 feet above sea level.

Variations in terrain and precipitation have created one of the most ecologically diverse national forests in the country.

Recreation:

Rock climbers and hikers adore Seneca Rocks. Both sports will take visitors to the top of the impressive rocky tops with rewarding views of the mountains and valleys beyond. The hiking trail can be accessed across the street from the Seneca Shadows Campground.

Seneca Rocks Visitor Center provides a catch-and-release fishing area, viewing platforms, educational displays and a gift shop.

Facilities:

Seneca Shadows is a modern campground with flush toilets, lantern posts, picnic tables and campfire rings. The large facility has a selection of walk-to tent sites, standard RV sites and tent-only group sites. Loop C has electric hookups. Firewood is available for sale on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

Campers make Seneca Shadows a convenient base camp while traveling through the Potomac Highlands. Explore the scenic roadways, especially when fall colors are at their peak.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Programs
  • Electric Hookups
  • Firewood
  • Flush Toilets
  • Parking Area
  • Scenery
  • Showers
  • Water
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Rock Climbing
  • Visitor Center
Within 10 Miles
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Be sure to reserve a site that will accommodate your equipment. The site you reserve is your site. You may not move to another site.
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from the area after eating
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • Limit two vehicles per single site; a daily fee is charged for extra vehicles
  • Click here to learn more about the Monongahela National Forest
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.82222, -79.38722
38°49'20"N, 79°23'14"W

From Elkins WV, take US 33 east 34 miles. Turn right into the campground.

From Petersburg, WV, take State Hwy 28 south 22 miles. Turn right into the campground.

From Franklin, WV, take US 33 west 24 miles. Turn left into the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SENECA SHADOWS
MONONGAHELA
  WV 

Phone Number:

Information:  (304)567-3082
Recreation.gov helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
Learn more about us, or about any of our agency partners below:
Bureau of Land Management Federal Highway Administration National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration Smithsonian Institution USDA Forest Service US Army Corps of Engineers US Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tennessee Valley Authority Bureau of Reclamation National Archives Records Administration

Agency Partners