Stonewall Jackson Lake

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Stonewall Jackson Lake

West Virginia

(304) 269-4588

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Stonewall Jackson Lake provides an ideal setting for your pleasure and relaxation. Boating, fishing, hunting, camping and hiking are just a few of the many recreational opportunities that are available at the project. Corps of Engineers' facilities include an administration building with a visitor information center and public restrooms, an outdoor plaza and walks for viewing the dam, fishing access to the tail water area, hiking trail, and visitor parking areas.Stonewall Jackson Lake is named for Thomas Jonathan 'Stonewall' Jackson, a famous general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, who was born on January 21, 1824, in nearby Clarksburg, West Virginia. A major recreation area is located at the Stonewall Jackson State Park which provides visitors with numerous opportunities including a 374 slip marina, picnic facilities and a 18 hole championship golf course, lodge, cabins and additional campsites. Backwater areas provide excellent fishing opportunities and canoeists and other paddlers can explore the many inlets and backwater areas along the lake's 82-mile shoreline.

Map of Stonewall Jackson Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 38.942321, -80.498028



  • Boating

    This lake is wide and relatively shallow. Approximately one fifth of the lake is designated as No Wake zone for fishery management. There are many bays and inlets ideally suited for fishing. The lake is 26 miles long and averages 1/4 mile wide. The lake contains 2,650 surface acres and has no horsepower limit. The recreation lake provides visitors with avariety of opportunities including boating, canoeing, fishing and water skiing. For boaters,launching facilities are available at Vandalia,Georgetown, Jacksonville, and Stonewall Jackson Resort State Park. In addition, a cartopboat launch is available at Glady Fork. Backwater fishing areas are easily accessible by either boat or trail. Canoeists and other paddlers can explore the many inlets and backwater areas along the lake's 82-mile shoreline. Designated minimum wake areas offer visitors serenity and a place to quietly observe nature.

  • Bicycling

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  • Camping

    Electric and non electric campsites are available.

  • Fishing

    Stonewall Jackson Lake is the youngest project in the Pittsburgh District, and as such, many of the trees on the reservoir bottom are still standing in the bays. These backwater areas, which provide excellent fishing opportunities, are easily accessible either by boat or by foot. The Corps provides excellent fishing access in the dam outflow area where there is an accessible fishing area. The fishing at Stonewall Jackson Lake is especially good for largemouth bass.

    Other species providing angling opportunities in the lake include crappie, walleye, bluegill, yellow perch, muskellunge, channel catfish, bullhead, and carp. In addition to reservoir fishes, the tailwaters contain trout stocked by the >West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

    The average depth of the lake is about 19 feet and the maximum depth is about 82 feet.

  • Hiking

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  • Hunting

    Hunting and trapping are permitted on all project lands except Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park and other posted areas. Most of the project lands are outgranted by the Corps of Engineers to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources as a public hunting and fishing area and Stonewall Jackson State Park.

  • Picnicking

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  • RVing

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  • Water Sports

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  • Winter Sports

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The State Park and recreation areas may be reached via I-79 at Exit 96 (second Weston exit).

Phone Numbers


(304) 269-4588


(304) 269-7463

Campground reservations

(877) 444-6777