Description - The lakes and dams administered by public lands managers are listed in this section. Nature is never far away in West Virginia and the oppotunities for water sports and fishing are abundant in the State.
- The mountain lakes travel regions excels in the number of beautiful lakes available. The other regions all offer excellent destinations as well
Recreation - West Virginia lakes offer a full range of activities including camping, fishing, boating and all water sports
Climate - West Virginia experiences four distinct seasons, none of which are extreme. Temperatures in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains are somewhat more severe than the rest of the state. Generally temperatures during the winter months range from 15 to 40 degrees F. Ample snow accumulation provides for cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities. Spring brings blooming trees and shrubs to the forested regions of the state, as well as warmer temperatures. During this season, March through May, expect mild temperatures between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers are normally hot with high humidity, especially at lower elevations. Expect temperatures to range from 70 at night to 95 during the dog days of August. Fall brings cool, crisp air to West Virginia and spectacular foliage color changes. Bring a light jacket for this season, which brings temperatures between 35, at night, to 70 degrees F, during the day.
Maps and directions to each lake are available at the individual wildernet.com pages describing each lake.