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 +

  • 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 +

  • Anawalt Lake Wildlife Management Area

      Anawalt Lake WMA (1,792 acres) McDowell County. Located approximately 20 miles southeast of Welch, access is provided by following state +

  • Panther Wildlife Management Area

      Panther Wildlife Management Area (7,820 acres) McDowell County. From the town of Panther take state Routes 3/1 and 3/2. Panther +

  • 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 +