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Berwind Lake

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Berwind Lake (18,000 acres) is owned by the McDowell County Economic Development Authority. The area is located 12 miles south of Welch on state Routes 16 and 12/4. Berwind Lake offers picnic tables with lantern post and charcoal grills; reservable and accessible shelters; swimming pool; fishing which includes spring trout fishing, largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill.

 

The lake is 20-acres, has an accessible fishing pier, boat launch ramp (boats, electric motors only, three (3) brush shelters to attract fish and foot trail surrounds the lake.

 

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  • Reviews 1 Review
    5/5
  • Destination Type Type
    Recreation
  • Activity Level Moderate
    4/8
Learn more about Berwind Lake.

Hunting

  • Deer
  • Raccoon
  • Squirrel
  • Turkey

Fishing

  • 20-acre lake
  • Prospects include spring trout fishing, largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill
  • Three brush shelters to attract fish
  • Foot trail surrounds lake
  • Accessible fishing pier
  • Boat launch ramp
  • Electric motors only

Camping

  • 8 primitive sites
  • Each site equipped with picnic table, lantern post and charcoal grill
  • Check-in: 12:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.

Swimming

  • Pool swimming from 11:00AM-5:00PM
  • Open Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Hiking

  • Three designated trails

Picnicking

  • Accessible shelter
  • Reservable shelter
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CONTACT INFORMATION

Berwind Lake


RR 16, PO Box 38 • Warriormine, WV 24894

(304) 875-3209

SUMMARY

Berwind Lake in McDowell County contains 85 acres of rugged mountain terrain common to the southern portion of the state. Elevations range from 1,642 feet to 2,628 feet and the majority of the area is heavily forested. Oak and hickory dominate the woodlands, which also have some beech and maple cover.

  1. Hunting State License Required

    PURCHASING A HUNTING LICENSE

    Licenses may be obtained as follows:

    1. At approximately 175 license agent locations throughout the state. ($3 issuing fee for first purchase and $1 for subsequent purchases.)
    2. www.wvhunt.com (Official DNR website – $2 fee per transaction.)
    3. Directly from the Hunting and Fishing License Unit by phoning (304) 558- 2758. ($2 fee per transaction.)

    For additional information contact:

    Hunting and Fishing License Unit

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources 324 4th Avenue • South Charleston, West Virginia 25303

    (304) 558-2758 | wvdnrcustomerservice@wv.gov

  2. Fishing State License Required

    PURCHASING A FISHING LICENSE

    Licenses may be obtained as follows:

    1. At approximately 175 license agent locations throughout the state. ($3 issuing fee for first purchase and $1 for subsequent purchases.)
    2. www.wvfish.com (Official DNR website – $2 fee per transaction.)
    3. Directly from the Hunting and Fishing License Unit by phoning (304) 558- 2758. ($2 fee per transaction.)

    For additional information contact:

    Hunting and Fishing License Unit

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources 324 4th Avenue • South Charleston, West Virginia 25303

    (304) 558-2758 | wvdnrcustomerservice@wv.gov

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YES! West Virginia hunting and trapping regulations are set by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. West Virginia provides a diverse selection of recreational opportunities for the avid hunter. McDowell County is in District 4. The District 4 office is located at 2006 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801. They may be reached at (304) 256-6947.

You may also visit our hunting regulations page for an overview.

Overall Rating
5/5
Lauren Keith
Reviewed On 15/10/2017
5/5

Berwind Lake is a beautiful hidden gem in McDowell County, WV.

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