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SUTTON LAKE PICNIC SHELTERS, WV
part ofSutton Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewSutton Lake Picnic Shelters overlook Sutton Lake and the Elk River in central West Virginia, 70 miles north of Charleston and 60 miles south of Clarksburg. The area provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, swimming, fishing and hiking.
Sutton Dam is an impressive 210' tall and 1178' wide concrete dam, backing up Sutton Lake, which covers 1440 acres as it winds 14 miles up the Elk River. Many quiet coves can be found along its 40 miles of shoreline. The lake is surrounded by rolling hills wooded with mixed stands of oak, hickory, poplar and cherry trees.
Anglers find plentiful bass, crappie, catfish and sunfish in the lake. Below the dam, the Elk River is well-known for its muskie and walleye fishing, and trout are stocked in the Down Stream area.
These day-use areas offers five picnic shelters, each with six to eight picnic tables and a large charcoal grill. Shelters 1 and 2 are in the Down Stream Area, overlooking the Elk River. Shelter 1 is accessible. Each is accessible and has water and electric hookups. A playground, large parking areas and accessible flush toilets are provided.
Sutton Lake Marina is nearby in the Bee Run Area. It is a private concession with a snack bar, boat and slip rentals and more. Camping is available at Gerald Freeman, Bakers Run and Bee Run Campgrounds.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Shelters 1, 2 and 3 are located at the Sutton Dam. From I-79, take Exit 62 toward Sutton/Gassaway. Turn left on SR-4, approximately 2 miles into Sutton. Turn right at the stop sign, cross the Elk River, and turn left to the dam.
Shelters 4 and 5 are located in the Bee Run Day-Use Area. From I-79, take Exit 67 toward Flatwoods. Turn right on SR-4. Go 1 mile to SR-15 and turn left. Continue a mile to Bee Run Day-Use Area and turn right.
Mailing Address:SUTTON LAKE PICNIC SHELTERS
P.O. BOX 426
SUTTON WV 26601-0426
Phone Number:Information: (304)765-2816