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Spruce Knob/Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area - Seneca Rocks, WV
Spruce Knob/Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area
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The Spruce Knob–Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area sits at the headwaters of the Potomac River, where water first starts to flow from West Virginia to the Chesapeake Bay. Encompassing 100,000 acres, the scenic National Recreation Area (NRA) contains the highest peak in West Virginia, some of the best rock climbing on the east coast, outstanding views and a chance to enjoy a premier site in the Bay watershed.

From the rugged peaks, you can view grassy openings and pastures or look down on forested ridges and envision the long route to the Chesapeake. In late spring through summer, the flowers of azaleas, mountain laurel, and rhododendron appear. Use your imagination to see how the area may have looked to early settlers, as they crested the mountain ridges or moved up the river. Imagine living a self-sufficient life on a high hillside farm. Envision the Native Americans gathering food on hunting forays. You will discover not only beauty, but a sense of history at the western most point in the Bay watershed.

Hours: The National Recreation Area is open year round. The Seneca Rocks Visitor Center is open: April 1 through October 31 - daily from 9 am to 5:30 pm; November 1 through March 31 - weekends only, from 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Fees: There are fees for use of designated campgrounds.
For more information about Spruce Knob/Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area call (304) 567-2827 or visit the following website: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/mnf/sp/sksrnra.html.

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