Journey on the Path to Discovery!

McDowell County offers destinations for those seeking to roam the hills of West Virginia! 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 hiking trails, fishing spots, scenic overlooks, picnicking, swimming, cabins and much more!

  • 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 +