Seneca State Forest, Marlinton

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Seneca State Forest is a state forest located in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Created in 1924, it is oldest state forest in West Virginia. It is also West Virginia's second-largest state forest at 11,684 acres (47.28 km2).
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.
Public hunting and fishing is available in the forest. Visitors can boat on 4-acre (0.016 km2) Seneca Lake. The forest contains a section of the Allegheny Trail and other trails, and is near the Greenbrier River Trail.
A Civilian Conservation Corps camp was once located near the current Seneca State Forest office. CCC-related resources in the forest were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.
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  • Enjoyed a 2-night stay in the Fire Tower @ Seneca State Forest. This was our second time staying in the tower and we've already booked again for next year. It is such a fun adventure and the view...  more »
  • Every visit to Seneca is relaxing, calm, and peaceful. The staff are wonderful, the park is beautiful and it is like going back in time to a very special place. You can hike, fish, canoe, camp, or.....  more »
  • Stayed in cabin 8 and had a blast! Easy access to the Greenbrier river, very secluded and well kept cabin. Relaxing atmosphere and we were very pleased to find out we had access to the boats at the lake with the rental of the cabin. Would highly recommend!
  • I have always loved this forest a bit disappointed that it appears that they are timbering part of it.

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