West Virginia’s Oldest And Largest State Forest, Seneca Forest Is A Wild, Remote Paradise

Welcome to the little slice of Almost Heaven, West Virginia known as Pocahontas County. This beautiful mountain haven truly is wild and wonderful. It’s home to the scenic little town of Marlinton and some of the Highland Scenic Highway. It’s the location of the Greenbank Observatory and some of the National Radio Quiet Zone. Eight rivers have their headwaters here: the Cherry, Cranberry, Elk, Gauley, Greenbrier, Tygart Valley, Williams, and Shavers Fork of the Cheat Rivers.  And, on top of all that, Pocahontas County is home to West Virginia’s oldest, largest state forest, Seneca State Forest.

Have we convinced you to venture into the remote mountain paradise that is Seneca State Forest? Learn more about West Virginia’s oldest, largest state forest at the West Virginia State Parks website. For food options while you’re visiting this forest, try this popular little café in Marlinton.

Address: Seneca State Forest, West Virginia 24934, USA