Campsite #5. Photo courtesy of: D. Jonathan Paul
Another option for overnight visitors at the forest is the beautiful rustic camping area. This well designed campground consists of 10 large, secluded sites (one of which is wheelchair accessible) in a wooded setting, with picnic tables, level tent/trailer pads, and fireplaces. Virtually any size or type of camping unit can be accommodated, but the campground is especially well suited to tents. Click here to view photos of campsites.
Seneca's campground is often mentioned by tenters as being one of the best they've seen. A hand pumped well for drinking water and vault toilets are centrally located in the campground. Firewood is available for sale, and campers may use the coin operated shower and laundry facilities described under the cabins heading and which are ½ mile from the campground.
Campsites are cleaned after each use by forest personnel.
There is no RV dumping facility at Seneca.
The campground is open from April 1st to early December. Reservations are not accepted for the campground, but it does not often fill to capacity anyway.
Guests planning on arriving late on a summer weekend, particularly a holiday weekend, may wish to call ahead to check on availability and inquire about alternate campgrounds (there are several in the area) should Seneca fill up. Rest assured that there are always campsites available somewhere close by.
Groups may prefer to camp in the group campground/picnic area. This area consists of a dozen sites very similar to our regular campsites, as well as a picnic shelter, with a fireplace and grills, where you can gather for meals. A vault toilet and hand-pumped well are centrally located, and a small playground, field, and volleyball court are adjacent. The forest office and showers are 500 feet away. The group campground must be reserved in advance, and can accommodate upwards of 50 people.