Located in central West Virginia, Sutton Lake is a clear, clean freshwater lake covering 1,440 acres with 44 miles of shoreline.
The lake is uncrowded with boat traffic so the water skier, wake boarder, jet skier, and tuber can find that elusive glass-like water for carving. And the fishing is great! In fact, over 60 bass tournaments are held at Sutton Lake annually, and crappie are plentiful also. Sutton Lake is an ideal location for those who love to fish and those with friends and family who desire a wide array of recreational activities.
One of the most striking features of Sutton Lake is that it is surrounded by over 10,000 acres of public land. There are no commercial developments or homes on the lake. All a boater sees is pristine water and green mountains. There are plenty of coves where you can spend the day or night in seclusion.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns, operates, and maintains the lake and the dam. The dam was built primarily for flood control and was completed in 1961 at a cost of $35 million. Most parts of the lake are 60-80 feet deep, with the lake at its deepest near the dam, where it is 125 feet deep. The dam is 210 feet high, 1,178 feet long and 195 feet wide at the base.
BOATING AND FISHING
The Corp. of Engineers maintains a wide concrete launch ramp at the Bee Run Recreation Area adjacent to the Marina. Launch ramps are also located at the day use area behind the dam, Bakers Run Campground, and Gerald R. Freeman Campground. The Bee Run Recreation Area features a beach, showers, bathrooms, picnic areas and pavilions, along with a great kids' playground.
Camping, both primitive and improved, is offered at three locations around the lake. Check the Corp. of Engineers website for particulars.
About our Lake...
SUTTON, WEST VIRGINIA
Recorded Line with Lake Conditions - call 304-765-2705.