East Lynn Lake

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East Lynn Lake

West Virginia

(304) 849-2355

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Overview

East Lynn Lake was constructed primarily for flood control, water quality, fish management, and recreation. There are a total of 24,821 acres of project lands and waters at East Lynn. The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources manages 22,928 acres for Fish, Wildlife, and Forestry Management under a license agreement with the Corps of Engineers.

Map of East Lynn Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 38.142487, -82.387378

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Activities

  • Boating

    Launch ramps for the boating enthusiasts and fishermen are located at Lakeside Recreation Area, Lick Creek Launch Area and East Fork Camping Area. Water Skiing is a popular activity at East Lynn. There is a launch fee per launch and recover or an Annual Pass may be purchased which permits unlimited use of ramps with no additional fee.

  • Camping

    Camping at East Lynn Lake is available at the East Fork Campground. The campground is a fee area. All of these sites have electrical hookups. The campground also provides a sanitary dump station, restrooms with showers, launch ramps, water, laundry tubs, horse shoe pits, nature trail, amphitheater, and playgrounds. Sites may be reserved in areas 1, 3 & 4 by calling 877-444-6777 or on the web at www.recreation.gov. Areas 2, 5, & 6 have first come first serve sites. For information you can call the Campground seasonally (May thru Sept) at (304) 849-5000 or you can reserve a campsite at www.recreation.gov

  • Fishing

    Contact the park for more information.

  • Hiking

    Foot trails are located at the Visitor's Center, Lake Side Recreation Area, Lick Creek Launch Area, and East Fork Camping Area. All trails are marked.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed on most of the project away from established Recreational Areas. West Virginia Hunting licenses are required. The West Virginia Dept. of Natural Resources manages the wildlife resources under a license agreement with the Corps.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic shelters are located at the Below Dam Recreation Area, the Overlook Area, and the Lick Creek Area. All shelters are available on a first come, first served basis except when reserved in advance. There are also picnic tables at all recreation areas available on a first come, first served basis on the East Lynn Lake project

  • RVing

    Contact the park for more information.

  • Water Sports

    A designated swim area is established in the East Fork Area.

Park Partners

Lakeside Recreation Area Marina and Concession

The Lakeside Recreation Area Marina and Concession offers dock spaces, boat equipment and repairs, rentals, snack bar, related goods and services and a marine dump station. The Lakeside is open seasonaly. Corps operated facilities at the Lakeside Recreation Area includes a picnic area, restrooms hiking trail and viewing area.

(304) 849-2856

Directions

Driving

From Huntington: Rt. 152 South to Wayne, WV, then Rt. 37 to East Lynn Lake office and Visitor Center. See Map

Phone Numbers

Primary

(304) 849-2355

Campground reservations

(877) 444-6777

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