Spruce Knob Lake

Spruce Knob Lake Public Access

Spruce Knob Lake, in West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands, proves that good things come in small packages. Only 23 acres, the little reservoir was created especially for recreation when a dam was built across Narrow Ridge Creek in 1952. Tucked into…

Alpine Lake

Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, Alpine Lake is a private, gated community located near Terra Alta in Preston County, West Virginia. The community surrounds a 148-acre lake fed by springs and mountain streams. Here, property owners and…

Sleepy Hollow Lake WV

Foggy (sleepy) hollow

Sleepy Hollow Lake is a sparkling, seven-acre private lake located near the town of Hedgesville in Berkeley County, West Virginia. The lake is an impoundment on the Cherry Run stream which forms the northern section of the boundary between Berkeley…

Stonecoal Reservoir

Stone Coal Lake

Stonecoal Reservoir is a 550-acre lake nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains between the cities of Weston and Buckhannon, West Virginia. The lakes sits within a 3,000-acre Wildlife Management Area and offers excellent boating, fishing, and hunting opportunities.…

Cheat Lake

Cheat River from Cooper's Rock

A dam built across the Cheat River in 1925 created the scenic reservoir of Cheat Lake. Originally called Lake Lynn, the dam sits nearly at the border between West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Located in West Virginia’s Mountaineer Country region, the…

Bluestone Lake

Bluestone Dam on the New River

Amidst the beautiful scenery of southern West Virginia lies the long, narrow Bluestone Lake. This reservoir, the third largest lake in West Virginia, is popular for its fishing and other recreational activities. Bluestone Lake was formed by a concrete dam…

Beech Fork Lake

Nestled in the verdant West Virginia hills off of Interstate 64 in Wayne County, Beech Fork Lake provides endless entertainment for visitors seeking a variety of fun outdoor activities. Located a few miles south of the City of Huntington, Beech…

Tygart Lake

Pleasant Creek Wildlife Mangement Area View of Tygart Lake

The wilderness song of Tygart Lake calls to fishing enthusiasts, boaters, campers, hikers, writers and artisans. Located near the beautiful Appalachian town of Grafton, West Virginia, the lake’s recreational offerings attract visitors from the Mountain State as well as from…

Stonewall Jackson Lake

Dam and Stonewall Jackson Lake

Stonewall Jackson Lake, a young West Virginia lake that only finished completion in 1990, was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood protection along the West Fork River, create hydroelectric power, and improve water quality for…

Summersville Lake

Summersville Lake near Dam

Scenic Summersville Lake is the largest lake in West Virginia. The reservoir was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control on the Gauley and Kanawha Rivers, and boasts one of the largest earthen dam east of…

Burnsville Lake

Burnsville Lake Marina at Visitor Center - January 2008

Beautiful Burnsville Lake was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to control flooding along the Little Kanawha River. The Corps began construction of the Burnsville Dam in 1972; the dam became operational in 1978. In addition to flood…