Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park - West Virginia

WEST VIRGINIA - The US Army Corps of Engineers' Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park is a scenic, relaxing getaway in Lewis County, West Virginia. With 82 miles of shoreline and undeveloped campgrounds, Stonewall Jackson Lake is an ideal destination for camping, boating, fishing, and hunting. Besides being one of the best roadside attractions in West Virginia, this scenic park has a visitor information center, outdoor plaza, and restroom facilities.

Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park


This scenic park was opened in 1936 and is located about 13 miles south of Morgantown. Its 50-mile hiking trails and sandstone cliffs make for great climbing and cross-country skiing terrain. It also has a lake ideal for trout fishing. Guests can test their accuracy on a 16-station course and a professional guide. Unlike many other West Virginia state parks, this one is accessible only by foot.

For something a little different, you can head to the city of Wheeling. Home to the famous Wheeling Suspension Bridge, this city is home to hip art galleries, boutiques, and cozy restaurants. You can also take in a Broadway show at the historic Capitol Theatre, which was built in 1928 and still plays Broadway shows. And if you're into trains and toys, check out the Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum.

Nearby towns and villages include Harpers Ferry, home to John Brown's Fort. The town also contains many buildings from Storer College. Another of West Virginia's most significant Civil War battle sites is the Bolivar Heights battlefield, the site of the largest surrender of United States troops in the Civil War. For those interested in history, this state park is worth visiting.

Consider a trip to the state's renowned National Hunting and Fishing Days for a little adventure. This annual event allows visitors to take a guided tour of the park's natural wonders and includes educational seminars and classes, children's activities, and vendors. Visiting these places will make you love the West Virginia mountains.