Potomac Ranger District

The Potomac Ranger Station is located in Petersburg, WV. Some of the district’s highlights include; Seneca Rocks and Spruce Knob which are both iconic places in West Virginia. Dolly Sods Wilderness offers a unique opportunity to visit a landscape more reminiscent of Canada.

If you just want to soak up the beautiful sites of this rugged region, venture into Smoke Hole Canyon. If you need somewhere to stay to enjoy the area, check out some of the available campgrounds.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, unless otherwise posted. If you need to purchase a pass or permit call ahead to make an appointment.
Closest Towns: Petersburg, WV

General Information


From Petersburg, West Virginia, take State Route 55 south for about 3 miles and the ranger station will be on your left.

General Notes:

For more information on recreation opportunities, please contact the Potomac Ranger District, 2499 North Fork Highway, WV 26847 (304) 257-4488, ext. 0.


Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Potomac Ranger District

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Potomac Ranger District

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Potomac Ranger District

Rock Climbing

Areas for Rock Climbing at Potomac Ranger District

Visitor Programs

Areas for Visitor Programs at Potomac Ranger District

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Potomac Ranger District

Visitor Centers

Areas for Visitor Centers at Potomac Ranger District


Areas for Picnicking at Potomac Ranger District

Group Picnicking

Areas for Group Picnicking at Potomac Ranger District

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Potomac Ranger District

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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