Lake Moomaw and Gathright Dam

Address
George Washington National Forest
6214 Fortney Branch Rd
Covington, VA 24426
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Alleghany
Phone: (540) 962-2214
Phone: (540) 962-2178
Website www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/waterbodies/display.asp
Website www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj/jamesriver/maps/lake_moomaw_brochure.shtml

13,428 acre T. M. Gathright Wildlife Management Area; 2,530 acre lake; year round boating, water sports, fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking and hunting (in season); abundant wildlife includes bald eagles, white tail deer, turkeys, etc.; stocked lake; group picnic shelters; information center with observation deck; handicap fishing decks; sandy beachs with modern bathhouse adjacent; multiple ramps lighted docks. All National Forest land.

Fishing:

  • Alewife
  • Trout (brown, rainbow and brook)
  • Black Bass
  • Yellow Perch
  • Panfish
  • Catfish
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Black Crappie
  • Rock Bass
  • Sunfish

Boat Ramps

  • Fortney Branch (south end)
  • Bolar Flats (north end)
  • Coles Mountain (south end)

Camping

  • Bolar Mountain (north end)
  • McClintic Point (north end)
  • Greenwood Point (midlake)
  • Morris Hill (south end)

Other Recreational Sites

  • Coles Point (south end) - beach, bathouse, boat launch, picnic


Categories:
  • Boating
  • Fishing

Last Updated: 8/3/2011 12:14 PM
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