Moncove Lake State Park

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Coordinates: 37°37′11″N 80°21′12″W / 37.61972°N 80.35333°W / 37.61972; -80.35333
Moncove Lake State Park
West Virginia State Park
Moncove Lake.jpg
Moncove Lake
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Monroe
Elevation 2,582 ft (787 m)
Coordinates 37°37′11″N 80°21′12″W / 37.61972°N 80.35333°W / 37.61972; -80.35333
Area 896 acres (362.6 ha) [1]
Established 1990
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Nearest city Union, West Virginia
Location of Moncove Lake State Park in West Virginia
Website: Moncove Lake State Park

Moncove Lake State Park was created in 1990 by setting aside 250 acres (1.0 km2) of the Moncove Lake Wildlife Management Area[2] to be operated as a state park. (The park has since been expanded to 896 acres (3.63 km2).[1]) The park is located near Union in Monroe County, West Virginia. The park sits on the shores of 144-acre (0.58 km2) Moncove Lake, and underneath the flyway of the fall eastern hawk migration.

Power boats on Moncove Lake are limited to 5 horsepower (3.7 kW).

Features[edit]

  • Moncove Lake
  • 48 camp sites (25 with electrical hookup)
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Picnic area
  • Hunting (in nearby Wildlife Management Area)
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Bird watching

Accessibility[edit]

Accessibility for the disabled was assessed by West Virginia University. The assessment found the campground, picnic area, lake fishing and swimming pool to be accessible.[3] The 2005 assessment found issues with certain handrails.

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