Lakes in West Virginia


West Virginia's lakes, many of them quite large, total 20,118 acres of water perfect for boating and fishing. Over 100 lakes in West Virginia are public fishing venues that provide year-round sport, including an open season for trout. These lakes are stocked by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources (WVDNR) with a variety of trout - brook, brown, rainbow and West Virginia golden rainbow. Channel catfish, largemouth bass, musky, smallmouth bass and walleye are also common catches. The type of fishing allowed varies from catch-and-release, fly fishing and shoreline fishing to angling on the water. Many public lakes provide special accommodations for the handicapped.

Popular boating and fishing sites in West Virginia include Burnsville Lake and Sutton Lake in Braxton County, Stonewall Jackson Lake in Lewis County, Summersville Lake in Nicholas County and Bluestone Lake in Summers County.


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Featured lakes in West Virginia


Beech Fork Lake

Beech Fork is located in Wayne County. Boating, fishing, hiking, camping and picnikcing can be done at this lake. The Beech Fork State Park is also an excellent location for bird watching.

Summit Lake

Summit Lake is located in Greenbrier County. This lake is a popular destination amongst fisherman. Low-horsepower motor boats and row boats are permitted on the lake.

 

Popular West Virginia lakes

Appalachian Lake
Beech Fork Lake
Bluestone Lake
Cheat Lake
Flat Top Lake
Forest City Lake
Glade Creek Reservoir
Lake O' Woods
Lake Sherwood
Moncove Lake
Mount Storm Lake
Plum Orchard Lake
R D Bailey Lake
Stephens Lake
Stonecoal Reservoir
Stony River Reservoir
Summersville Lake
Summit Lake
Sun Valley Lake
Tygart Lake

 

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