West Virginia Travel Regions
-Wonders of WVA
|West Virginia: Mountain Lakes: Outdoor Adventures|
Audra State Park
The park's 355 acres offer swimming, hiking trails, picnic areas and playground. Amenities include 65 campsites, bathhouse, snack bar and nearby grocery store.
Big Ditch Lake Wildlife Management Area
This 388-acre area offers boating on a 55-acre lake, hiking, picnicking and limited hunting.
Burnsville Lake and Wildlife Management Area
Burnsville, (304)853-2371, (304)853-2398
This 968-acre lake offers camping, boating and warmwater fishing. The adjacent 12,579 acres of hilly terrain and creek bottoms provide small game hunting.
Elk River Wildlife Management Area
The river offers trout fishing, with camping and fishing at Sutton Lake. The surrounding 18,225 acres of steep hills offer deer and small game hunting.
You can bring your own horse to this 230-acre restored Victorian farm - and also interact with our horses, sheep, goats and fowl. Wildlife is abundant. Birdwatching encouraged. Lots of trails. No hunting.
Holly River State Park
Hacker Valley, (304)493-6353,
This lush, forested park is known for its peaceful remoteness, hiking and fine trout fishing. Cabins and 88 campsites are available.
Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area
Deer and small game hunting is offered on 3,000 acres, with excellent warm water fishing on the 550-acre lake.
Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park and Wildlife Management Area
Weston, (304)269-0523, (800)CALL WVA
A 3,800-acre state park, 2,650-acre lake and 18,436-acre wildlife management area offer everything for family outdoor fun: fishing, boating, hunting, camping, a visitors center, boat rentals and a 374-slip marina.
Summersville Lake and Wildlife Management Area
The state's largest lake abounds in warm water fishing, boating, water skiing and camping opportunities. The lake's deep clear waters are popular with scuba divers. Long Point Marina offers boat rentals and docking. Hunting for deer and small game on 5,974 adjacent acres.
Sutton, (304)765-2705, (304)765-2102 (marina)
This central West Virginia lake offers 1,500 surface acres of water recreation and a marina for boat rentals, plus excellent bass, muskie and pike fishing.
Gauley River, (800)CALL WVA
Each autumn Summersville Lake is lowered to make way for winter run-off, creating world class whitewater rafting on the Gauley River.