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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.

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.

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 surrounding the 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

COMING SOON!  “POPPY’S PLACE” CABIN RENTALS.

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