Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area
|Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area|
|Location||West Virginia, United States|
|Area||100,000 acres (400 km2)|
|Elevation||1,923 ft (586 m)|
|Operator||Monongahela National Forest|
|Website||Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area|
The National Recreation Area protects three prominent West Virginia landmarks:
- Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia (and the highest of the Allegheny Mountains) with a summit elevation of 4,863 feet (1482 m).
- Seneca Rocks, a 900 foot (270 m) high quartzite crag popular with rock climbers.
- Smoke Hole Canyon, a canyon along the South Branch Potomac River.
Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks NRA was established by an act of the U.S. Congress on September 28, 1965 as the first National Recreation Area in a United States National Forest. It is therefore administered by the US Forest Service rather than the National Park Service, as are most other NRAs.
- Monongahela National Forest: Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area, accessed July 23, 2013.