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Seneca State Forest

Route 39, Marlinton, WV
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Seneca State Forest

Seneca State Forest is WV's oldest state forests and it definitely off the beaten path but is a... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Margareta P
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Charleston
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Beautiful, Peaceful and Friendly

We have stayed in Cabin 1, Cabin 2 and Cabin 3 (twice). This is a beautiful and peaceful park. The... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Dutch O
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Oldest of West Virginia's state forests, Seneca borders the beautiful Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County. The forest offers pioneer guest cabins; four(4) acre lake for trout, bass and bluegill fishing; small campground and 11,684 acres of lush woodlands for hiking, hunting or communing with nature. The lake and forest are named after the Indian tribe which once roamed the area. Seneca's large size and modest development make it a great place to find peace and solitude.
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“small lake” (2 reviews)
“easy access” (2 reviews)
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Route 39, Marlinton, WV
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Seneca State Forest is WV's oldest state forests and it definitely off the beaten path but is a must do adventure! We stayed in the pioneer cabin number six and number eight. Both have easy access, with a short hike to the river, for kayak...More

Thank Margareta P
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We have stayed in Cabin 1, Cabin 2 and Cabin 3 (twice). This is a beautiful and peaceful park. The food tastes better, the coffee is better and the surrounding area is fantastic. We loved the wild flowers of West Virginia. We will definitely return.

Thank Dutch O
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is a primitive campground nestled in the Greenbrier / Allegheny mountains and about an hour from anything. There are only ten tent sites and a handful of cabins - and they don't take reservations, but even in June we saw most of them were...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We happened on this campground and what a delight! Each site is secluded and separated by a creek that runs through the property. I don't know the elevation but it was very cool at night. Bring a flashlight because there are no lights and it...More

1  Thank KeriH750
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved our stay. We were in cabin #6 and it was spacious and extremely clean. It was so peaceful and the views are beautiful. The only thing that I can say negative is that we weren't told in advance that the two showers available...More

Thank Kerrih381
Reviewed 10 October 2015

The primitive cabin no. 5 was very spacious and clean. They have everything arranged to make it extremely convenient and our location was very private with a nice view of the lake. Extremely quite and peaceful, the cabin has a large screened in porch and...More

1  Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Local state park. Has camping and cabins and recently added a fire tower you can rent. There is a small lake, but not a lot to do. It is a great place to get away and have some privacy. But not a lot of activities...More

Thank travelwriter52
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed in the fire tower and all I can say is you have to do this. View is the most awesome thing and so pieceful

1  Thank Chip T
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I love Seneca State Forest. One of the best Camp Grounds in the State. It is wooded, for the hot summer days, and completely quiet. Sites are spaced out but there are only 10 first come first serve sites. No Electric, no bathhouse, and only...More

1  Thank WildWonderfulWander
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We stopped here having bought a picnic in Marlinton and found a well appointed picnic area just off the road kitted out with some undercover areas, BBQs and proper parking bays. There was the occasional vehicle going up the road but that was the only...More

Thank Sybil_Fawlty
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