Are you looking to get away from it all for a day or two?

Want to disconnect from the world? If your answer is yes, then look no further.

Seneca State Forest in Pocahontas County offers overnight accommodations in its Thorny Mountain Fire Tower.

Talk about a room with a view! The fire tower was built in 1955 on a platform that rises 55 feet into the air above the top of a 3,415- foot peak. The view from the fire tower explains exactly why they call West Virginia “Almost Heaven.”

The Thorny Mountain Fire Tower has been completely renovated for its new job as a backcountry retreat.

It is one of the highest standing towers in West Virginia. There are 69 steps from the base to the overnight cabin. Visitors will sleep in comfort while taking in views that will take their breath away.

West Virginia State Parks

West Virginia State Parks

Beds, water and firewood are all provided. There is also a picnic table, fire pit, grill and a pit toilet at the base of the fire tower.

Seneca is West Virginia’s first state forest, created in 1924. In the 1930s Seneca Forest was home to the biggest array of wildlife in all of West Virginia. There is no shortage of wildlife today either. Lucky visitors have had the opportunity to look down on deer, black bear and soaring bald eagles.

The Thorny Mountain Fire Tower has become a popular destination so you’ll need to call ahead for reservations.

This is a  getaway that you will never forget!

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