Seneca Shadows Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is 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

Reservations: Reservations can be made by visiting Recreation.gov.  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.
Fees
  • 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: Beginning of April - end of 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

Directions:

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.


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