East Lynn Lake Shelters

East Lynn Lake

*Please note that the Overlook Area's playground is currently under renovation. If you are reserving Shelters 1 or 2, please be aware that some portions of the playground will be unfinished.

East Lynn Lake Shelters are perfect for gathering friends and family for a fun-filled day of picnicking. Choose from four lakeside shelters along the northern tip of East Lynn Lake, a 1,005-acre lake just 35 miles south of Huntington, WV.

East Lynn Lake is a man-made reservoir part of an Ohio River Basin Flood management program. Today, it's a beloved outdoor recreation area for water sports and hiking.

Great for large groups and families. Each shelter seats up to 100 people, with nearby playgrounds and grassy fields. Shelter 1 and 2 have basketball courts as well.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Shelters are situated on various terrains along the 12-mile long reservoir in the Ohio River Valley. Shelter 1 and 2 boast scenic overlooks at the top of the dam. Shelter 3 is nestled along a quiet creek-front, and shelter 4 is perched right on the lake with a convenient boat ramp.

Nearby Attractions

Adjacent to the shelters is the East Lynn Lake Wildlife Management Area, which offers 25,000 acres of public land used for hunting, fishing and hiking.


The reservoir is big enough that there are both wake-permitted and no wake zones. Visitors interested in water skiing can have their fun, while fisherman populate the calmer portions of the lake. More interested in the latter? East Lynn Lake boasts 29 species of native West Virginian fish, including musky, crappy, and bass. Outdoorsmen with a competitive edge can participate in bass tournaments held April through October.

Contact Information



Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 304-849-2355

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

East Lynn is 19 miles south of Wayne on ST RT 37.

Available Campsites