Howell Run Picnic Area, WV

The Howell Run Picnic Area is a day use facility overlooking Jennings Randolph Lake, providing a beautiful backdrop for picnicking, sightseeing and hiking. A nesting pair of bald eagles call Jennings Randolph Lake home. Bring binoculars for the lucky chance to spot a bald eagle.The...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • The shelters are available from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. daily.
  • Flush toilets are present in the area.
  • Potable water is only available at Shelter #2.
  • Handicap Parking is available.
  • No electricity is available in the area.
  • Please be sure to bring your confirmation letter with you on the day of your reservation.
  • Do not attach signs, balloons, streamers, etc., to any signs in the recreation area.
  • No kegs of alcohol are permitted in the area.
  • One person shall be designated as the event leader and as such is responsible for the actions of the attendees and is responsible for insuring the conditions listed in the permit are adhered to during and after the event.
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    Howell Run Picnic Area SHELTER NONELECTRIC 30 20
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Howell Run Picnic Area SHELTER NONELECTRIC 30 20
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Howell Run Picnic Area SHELTER NONELECTRIC 30 Accessible 20
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Overview

    The Howell Run Picnic Area is a day use facility overlooking Jennings Randolph Lake, providing a beautiful backdrop for picnicking, sightseeing and hiking. A nesting pair of bald eagles call Jennings Randolph Lake home. Bring binoculars for the lucky chance to spot a bald eagle.

    Natural Features:

    The Lake spans 952 acres in the rugged hills of the West Virginia Allegany Mountains.

    Recreation:

    At the Howell Run Picnic Area, enjoy the panoramic view of the lake. Walk the Lakeside trail which connects the picnic area with the Shaw Beach area.

    Facilities:

    Shelter #2 is handicap accessible and has running water. It is closest to the restroom and playground equipment. The Gazebo is located in the center of the picnic area. Shelter #1 is the first shelter as you drive in. Each shelter comfortably accommodates groups of up to 30 people in a lovely lakeside setting.

    Nearby Attractions:

    A mile down the road is Shaw Beach where you can enjoy swimming. The project offers facilities for hiking, fishing, biking, swimming, boating and camping.

    Booking Window
    Sun Aug 24 2014 - Sat Aug 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Mon May 12 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
    Peak Mon May 11 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Flush Toilets
    • Accessible Parking
    • Accessible Picnic Areas
    • Day Use Area
    • Entrance Station
    • Fishing
    • General Store
    • Hiking
    • Parking Area
    • Paved Parking
    • Pay Phone
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Picnic Shelters
    • Scenic Overlooks
    • Swimming
    • Trailheads
    • Trash Collection
    • Volleyball Courts
    • Water Spigot
    Within 10 Miles
    • Archery
    • Beach
    • Beach Access
    • Boating
    • Concessions
    • Water Access
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    May 12 2014 -
    Sep 30 2014
    SHELTER NONELECTRIC $50.00
    Peak Season
    May 11 2015 -
    Sep 30 2015
    SHELTER NONELECTRIC $50.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    39.41694, -79.12722
    39°25'1"N, 79°7'38"W

    From Cumberland, MD, take US 220 south to US 50W, go west to WV 42N, go north to WV 46E. Follow the signs to the Howell Run Picnic Area.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Howell Run Picnic Area
    PO Box 247
    Elk Garden  WV  26717

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (304)355-2346