Tygart Lake

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Tygart Lake

West Virginia

(304) 265-1760

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Overview

Located in the picturesque West Virginia countryside, Tygart Lake's blue waters and irregular shoreline contrast with the surrounding steep mountain terrain. The steep, wooded mountainsides and the clear inviting waters of the lake attract many visitors to Tygart for a day of relaxation and enjoyment.

Map of Tygart Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 39.282052, -80.006007

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Activities

  • Boating

    Explore calm backwaters with your canoe. Enjoy the open areas of the lakes while you water ski, jet ski, or wind surf. Spend the day on the river in your runabout or in a raft crashing through rapids. Most projects have public boat launches. Some have marinas. While most are unrestricted horsepower, a few post a 10-horsepower limit at night. Some areas of the lakes and rivers are also designated no-wake zones or restricted areas. Boaters are encouraged to become familiar with these local restrictions and other applicable federal and state boating regulations prior to their visit. For specific boating and other watercraft information on a particular lake or river, you can click on a link below. If additional details are needed please contact or stop by any Corps of Engineers office

  • Camping

    Contact the park for more information.

  • Fishing

    Tygart Lake is considered by many to be one of the best bass waters in the area and fishing its deep waters can be a rewarding and exciting experience. In addition to large and smallmouth bass, anglers will find walleye, channel and flathead catfish, crappie, bluegill, white bass, rock bass, bullhead, yellow perch, and carp. All species of fish found in Tygart Lake are sustained through natural reproduction rather than by stocking, attesting to the exceptional water quality of the lake. Fishing for rainbow and golden trout, which were introduced into the tailwaters of Tygart Dam, is also popular with many anglers. In recent years, the lake has supported very good populations of smallmouth bass and channel catfish.The average depth of the lake is about 63 feet and the maximum depth is about 134 feet.

  • Hiking

    Contact the park for more information.

  • Hunting

    With the exception of a small area in the vicinity of the dam, the Tygart Lake and surrounding lands are licensed to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources as Tygart Lake State Park and the Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area. For information on hunting, please contact the West Virginia department of Natural Resources.

  • Picnicking

    Contact the park for more information.

  • RVing

    Contact the park for more information.

  • Water Sports

    Explore calm backwaters with your canoe. Enjoy the open areas of the lakes while you water ski, jet ski, or wind surf. Spend the day on the river in your runabout or in a raft crashing through rapids. Most projects have public boat launches. Some have marinas. While most are unrestricted horsepower, a few post a 10-horsepower limit at night. Some areas of the lakes and rivers are also designated no-wake zones or restricted areas. Boaters are encouraged to become familiar with these local restrictions and other applicable federal and state boating regulations prior to their visit. For specific boating and other watercraft information on a particular lake or river, you can click on a link below. If additional details are needed please contact or stop by any Corps of Engineers office

Directions

Driving

3 mi S of Grafton on County Rd. 9.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(304) 265-1760

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