Stonewall Jackson Lake

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Stonewall Jackson Lake
Stonewall Jackson Lake.jpg
Location Lewis County, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°00′12″N 80°28′26″W / 39.00333°N 80.47389°W / 39.00333; -80.47389Coordinates: 39°00′12″N 80°28′26″W / 39.00333°N 80.47389°W / 39.00333; -80.47389
Primary inflows West Fork River
Primary outflows West Fork River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 2,630 acres (1,060 ha)
Stonewall Jackson Dam on the West Fork River near Weston, West Virginia in 2003.

Stonewall Jackson Lake is an 2,630-acre (10.6 km2) impoundment on the West Fork River in Lewis County, West Virginia. The lake is a flood control project of the Pittsburgh District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.[1] Stonewall Resort is located along the lake's shore. Facilities provided by the Corps of Engineers included a visitors center with public restrooms, a hiking trail, and fishing access.

Downstream towns and cities protected by the lake include Weston, Clarksburg, Shinnston, and Fairmont, all in West Virginia

The lake is a popular spot for largemouth bass fishing.[2] A list of fishing species in the lake include:

  • Crappie
  • Walleye
  • Bluegill
  • Yellow perch
  • Muskellunge
  • Channel catfish
  • Bullhead
  • Carp

Trout is stocked in the lake's tailwaters.

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