Stonewall Jackson Lake


Pittsburgh District
Published Jan. 10, 2024

Stonewall Jackson Lake, nestled in the rolling hills of West Virginia, is easily accessible from Interstate 79. The lake is located in Lewis County, West Virginia, an area rich in history and Appalachian tradition. These factors combined with the scenic beauty of the area provide for excellent outdoor recreational opportunities.

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, walkways and overlook for viewing the dam, fishing access to the tail water area, hiking trail and visitor parking areas.

The remaining lands and the lake are leased to and managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources as a public hunting and fishing area and Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park, respectively.

The State Parks’ Stonewall Resort provides visitors with a variety of accommodations and numerous recreation opportunities. The Adirondack-style lodge includes guest rooms and suites, restaurants, fitness center and spa, swimming pool and conference facilities.  An 18-hold golf course, 374-slip marina with boat launch and rentals and waters sports are some of the recreation opportunities provided at the resort. Visitors can also explore miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails meandering along the 18,000-acre Stonewall Jackson Wildlife Management Area.

The recreation lake provides boaters with a variety of opportunities including pleasure boating, canoeing, fishing and water skiing. For the boating enthusiast, launching facilities are available at Vandalia, Georgetown, Jacksonville and Stonewall Jackson State Park. In addition, a car-top boat launch is available at Glady Fork. These boat launches provide excellent access to the lake.

Backwater areas, which provide excellent fishing opportunities, are easily accessible either by boat or by trail. Canoeists and other paddlers can explore the many inlets and backwater areas along the lake's 82-mile shoreline. These have been designated minimum wake areas and offer visitors serenity and a place to quietly observe nature.

Hunting and trapping, with the necessary licenses, is permitted on all project lands except State Park recreation areas and other posted areas.

Firearm / Firework Policy
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers DOES NOT honor State-issued concealed weapon permits, prohibits loaded concealed weapons, the possession of loaded firearms or ammunition on lands and waters administered by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers per Title 36, CFR 327.13{a).