Moncove Lake State Park

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Moncove Lake State Park

West Virginia

(304) 772-3450

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Things To Do

Overview

Tucked away among the hills on the southeastern edge of the state lies Moncove Lake State Park. Located in the pastoral setting of Monroe County, Moncove Lake State Park seems worlds away from everyday realities. With all park facilities located within easy walking distance, this is the place to enjoy the simple things in life. For those who prefer outdoor activities, Moncove Lake and the surrounding area provide ample opportunities for fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, birdwatching, and hiking.

Map of Moncove Lake (WV)

Latitude, Longitude: 37.619193, -80.351991

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Activities

  • Boating

    Rowboats and paddle boats can be rented for a nominal fee. Visitors are welcome to bring their own boats, providing that they meet all state regulations and use less than a 5 hp gasoline motor. A boat ramp is available.

  • Camping

    The campground features 25 sites with electric hook-ups and 23 non-electric sites. There are two bathhouses, both equipped with flush toilets and hot water showers. All sites are suitable for either tent or trailer and feature picnic tables and grills. A dump station and centrally located sources of water are available for camping units. Firewood and ice are available for purchase. Pet dogs and cats are welcome as long as they are kept on a leash and remain quiet. There are no reservable campsites at the park. All sites are available on a first-come first-served basis.

  • Fishing

    Moncove Lake, which encompasses 144 acres, provides fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, bluegill, trout, catfish, and in 2006 walleye were stocked in the lake. There is a 24" size limit and two fish daily creel limit for walleye taken from the lake.

  • Hiking

    There are five hiking trails on the park and surrounding Wildlife Management Area that guests can enjoy. The trails are relatively short with the longest being around 2 miles, although the terrain may cause them to seem longer. Anyone interested in longer or sustained hikes may want to investigate the nearby Allegheny Trail on Peter's Mountain which runs the length of the state, the southern terminus of which connects to the Appalachian Trail. While hiking in the area, you are almost certain to encounter some of the wildlife found here. Be on the lookout for white-tail deer, turkey, fox, bobcat, coyote, squirrels, chipmunks, and beaver.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed on the 500 acres of land which is used for wildlife management. The area is managed for small game, however deer and wild turkey abound. Ducks and Geese can be hunted during the regular migratory hunting season. While in the state park all guns, bows and broadheads must be in an approved case.

  • Picnicking

    Three picnic shelters are available to be reserved. Reservations can be made by calling the park office.There are also picnic areas for groups of varying sizes with grills and tables at each area and bathroom facilities and water nearby. There are two playground areas in the picnic area.

  • RVing

    The campground features 25 sites with electric hook-ups and 23 non-electric sites. There are two bathhouses, both equipped with flush toilets and hot water showers. All sites are suitable for either tent or trailer and feature picnic tables and grills. A dump station and centrally located sources of water are available for camping units. Firewood and ice are available for purchase. Pet dogs and cats are welcome as long as they are kept on a leash and remain quiet. There are no reservable campsites at the park. All sites are available on a first-come first-served basis.

  • Water Sports

    For a nominal fee swimming is allowed in the park pool between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day.

Directions

Driving

From I-64: Get off at the Lewisburg exit and follow Rt. 219 South to Union. In Union, take WV Route 3 to Gap Mills. Then go north on County Route 8 for approx. 6 miles.

From US 460: At Rich Creek take Rt. 219 North to Union. In Union, take WV Route 3 to Gap Mills. Then go north on County Route 8 for approx. 6 miles. The park entrance is on the left.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(304) 772-3450

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