Open Daily April through November
Seneca State Forest is an ideal place to enjoy tent camping or lodging in a rustic cabin, along with great outdoor recreation. The oldest state forest in West Virginia, Seneca borders the beautiful Greenbrier River.
Seneca is the name of an Indian tribe of the Iroquois nation, who inhabited the region in the mid-1700’s when white men began settling the area. More than 11,000 acres of lush forest woodlands is much like when the Indians inhabited the area – thick forests, plentiful ferns growing in the shade, bright spring flowers, and dozens of bird species who call the forest home.
Hiking enthusiasts will find over 20 miles of hiking trails varying from easy to difficult. The Allegheny Trail cuts through parts of the Seneca Forest and the Greenbrier River Trail, one of the state’s most popular rail-trails, runs through the Forest adjacent to the Greenbrier River.
Bicyclists will enjoy 40 miles of forest roads and trails that will challenge your skills. Most of the trails are derived from logging roads of long ago and so come equipped with bumps, dips, and mud holes.
The Greenbrier River runs along the edge of the Forest so bring your fishing pole. The River contains both Small-mouth bass and Rock-bass in the Seneca area. If you prefer, you can fish for Large-mouth bass or Bluegill in the lake.