Welcome to McDowell County, West Virginia

Fishing

Cast a Line and Enjoy the Mountain Air!

McDowell County offers destinations for those seeking a chance to make the catch of a lifetime! Together, Anawalt Lake Wildlife Managment Area, Berwind Lake Wildlife Management Area and Panther Wildlife Management Area offer a glimpse at the majesty and natural beauty of West Virginia along with fishing spots, hiking trails, scenic overlooks, picnicking, swimming, cabins and much more!

Trout Fishing And More

Fishing has been a tradition of West Virginians for many years! People of the mountains passed down the experience for generations and McDowell County offers

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Elkhorn Creek (Tug Fork)

Elkhorn Creek is a 23.7-mile-long tributary of the Tug Fork, belonging to the Ohio River and Mississippi River watersheds. It is located in McDowell and Mercer counties in West Virginia. Elkhorn Creek is also known as Elkhorn Fork and Elkhorn

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Berwind Lake

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.

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