Seneca Shadows Campground

Area Status: Open
Rockview from Senecar Shadows Campround

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.

Seneca Shadows is the newest campground in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area. Many sites offer outstanding views of the 900 foot Seneca Rocks. This 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.

Rockview from Senecar Shadows Campround View of Rocks from Seneca Shadows Seneca Shadows Showerhouse

At a Glance

Current Conditions: April 12 is first night of camping.
Reservations: Reservations can be made by visiting  Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 months in advance for standard sites or 12 months in advance for group sites.
  • Loops A & B (Single)- $22
  • Loops A & B (Double)- $35
  • Loop C (Single)- $30
  • Loop C (Double)- $50
  • Group Sites (up to 60 people)- $65
  • Walk-in (Single)- $17
  • Walk-in (Double)- $28
All fees listed are per each night of stay.
Open Season: April - October
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Seneca Rocks, WV
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush Toilets
Information Center: Seneca Rocks Discovery Center or Potomac Ranger District

General Information


From the village of Seneca Rocks take State Route 33 south for one mile. The entrance to the campground will be on the right. 

General Notes:

Camping Notes

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. This campground has first-come, first-served sites. Limit two vehicles per single site; a daily fee is charged for extra vehicles.

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. 

About the Area

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.

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.

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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Seneca Shadows is a modern campground with flush toilets, lantern posts, picnic tables and campfire rings.  Forty walk-in sites that offer a great view of the rocks are available at the north end of the campground. Loop C has electric hookups. Firewood is available for sale on-site.

Campsites 1-10 in Loop A, sites 32, 34, 36 in Loop C and walk-in sites 60-69 are not reservable and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check in with campground host upon arrival.


RV Camping

There are 25 conventional drive-in campsites in Loops A & B. The 13 sites in Loop C include electric hookups. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, tent pad, lantern holder and paved parking large enough to accommodate two vehicles and 8 people. Some double sites are offered that can accommodate 4 vehicles and 16 people. All loops have modern flush toilets with showers.

No. of Sites 13
Dump Stations One available
Hookups - Electric Yes

Group Camping

Group Sites D, E, and F can accommodate groups up to 40 people per site. Each group site has five tables and tent pads, a barbecue, fire ring and separate parking areas.

A wheelchair friendly bathhouse is available and an outdoor amphitheater is on hand for group meetings at no additional cost.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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