Smoke Hole Caverns

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Location: On Route 28. 13km W Petersburg, 21km N Seneca Rocks.
Open: All year daily 9-17. Tours every 30min. [2005]
Dimension: T=13°C
Guided tours: D=45min.
Address: Smoke Hole Caverns, HC 59 Box 39, Seneca Rocks, WV 26884, Tel: +1-304-257-4442 or +1-304-257-1705, toll free 800-828-8478. E-mail: contact
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1940s opened to the public.


Smoke Hole Canyon is a gorge, where the south branch of the Potomac River squeezes between North Mountain and Cave Mountain. This canyon, with nearly vertical walls, is more than 32km long and 800 m deep. Where the name really came from is uncertain, some claim Indians used the caves for smoking meat. Smoke Hole Caverns are nearby and named after the canyon.