Seneca Rocks Discovery Center

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Seneca Rocks Discovery Center, located at the base of Seneca Rocks, has a majestic view of the vertical wall of Seneca Rocks. This is the best place to start your visit to to the area.

The Discovery Center is also within walking distance of the Sites Homestead.  The home was originally constructed as a single-pin, log home in 1839 by Jacob Sites, who moved into the North Fork of the Potomac Valley during the 1830's. Additions were made in the 1860's by Jacob's son William. Exterior renovations and preservations remain to testament to local materials and skilled craftsmen. The grounds of the Homestead and heirloom gardens are open during daylight hours any time. Tours of the home are available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays during the summer season, and weekdays by special request at the information desk.

Within a short commute are three state parks, Cass Scenic Railroad, 55 miles, Blackwater Falls, 32 miles, and Canaan Valley, which is only 24 miles away.


At a Glance

Operational Hours: The Discovery Center hours are 9am to 4:30pm Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday March 30 until April 29. Open daily from May 3 – September 3. Open Wednesday through Sunday from September 5 – October 28.
Open Season: End of March - end of October.
Restrictions: Camping is prohibited within the visitor center and picnic area grounds.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: For more information please contact the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center at (304) 567-2827 or the Cheat Potomac Ranger District at (304) 257-4488.

General Information


At Intersection of Route 33 and Route 55

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