R.D. BAILEY LAKE GROUP SHELTERS, WV

Choose from three day-use picnic shelters at R.D. Bailey Lake, a scenic reservoir with views of the surrounding tree-topped mountains.R. D. Bailey Lake Group Shelters are on the Guyandotte River in West Virginia, about three miles east of the town of Justice. The R. D. Bailey ...
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Overview

Overview

Choose from three day-use picnic shelters at R.D. Bailey Lake, a scenic reservoir with views of the surrounding tree-topped mountains.

Natural Features:

R. D. Bailey Lake Group Shelters are on the Guyandotte River in West Virginia, about three miles east of the town of Justice.

The R. D. Bailey Dam reaches 310 feet high, and the lake's surface area in summer is 630 acres. The region of the Appalachian Mountains boasts an abundance of oak, hickory and beech trees.

Recreation:

The lake is best known for boating and fishing for largemouth, smallmouth, striped bass and channel catfish.

Hunting enthusiasts can hunt small game such as rabbits and turkey in-season.

Head to the Visitor Center for interesting exhibits, educational programs and tours of the dam and intake structure. There's also an impressive observation deck with viewing telescopes.

Facilities:

Each shelter has a playground, flush toilets, drinking water and plenty of grassy space for sports. All three are near excellent shore fishing areas as well.

Big Branch Shelter

Big Branch is close to the headwaters of the lake. It has the most space of the three shelters, with substantial room for extra cars and enough tables to seat 100 guests. Horseshoe pits, basketball and volleyball courts, and the largest, newest playground can be found here. The site is equipped with two grills and electric hookups.

Guyandotte Point Day Use Shelter

Guyandotte Point sits at the lake's headwaters, just a quarter mile past the Big Branch Recreation Area. This is the best location for those who plan to go boating, as it's the only location with a boat ramp. Electric hookups and a large charcoal grill are onsite.

Visitor Center Day Use Shelter

The Visitor Center Shelter is nearly 400 feet above the dam, offering spectacular views of the glistening lake. The shelter is, as named, right by the Visitor Center, which is worth a visit. It's also at the trailhead of two popular hiking trails and the Below Dam Fisherman's Access. Horseshoe pits are by the shelter. No electric hookups are available.

Nearby Attractions:

Explore West Virginia's heritage at a living history pioneer farm in Twin Falls. Or traverse the beautiful Castle Rock Trail, great for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and ATVs.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Mon Aug 04 2014 - Sun Aug 02 2015

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

GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC

Mon Aug 04 2014 - Sun Aug 02 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 Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Walk In Wed Oct 01 2014 Thu Apr 30 2015
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Bait Shop
  • Birding
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Grills
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Hunting
  • Ice Machine
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Tubing
  • Visitors Center
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Dump Station
  • Medical Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
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:
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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 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $45.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00
Walk In Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Apr 30 2015
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $45.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $45.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $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):
37.60694, -81.77806
37°36'25"N, 81°46'41"W

Big Branch

From Charleston: Take U.S. Route 119 south to Logan, then take state Route 10, then State Route 80 to Gilbert. Turn left at the 3-way stop in Gilbert onto U.S. Route 52 South and travel approximately seven miles and turn left onto State Route 97. Travel Approximately two miles and turn left onto Coal Mountain Road(6/2). Take the Second Left to get to Guyandotte Point.

Guyandotte Point

From Charleston: Take U.S. Route 119 south to Logan, then take state Route 10, then State Route 80 to Gilbert. Turn left at the 3-way stop in Gilbert onto U.S. Route 52 South and travel approximately seven miles and turn left onto State Route 97. Travel Approximately two miles and turn left onto Coal Mountain Road(6/2). Take the Second Left to get to Guyandotte Point.

Visitor Shelter

From Charleston to the Visitor Shelter: Take U.S. Route 119 south to Logan, then take State Route 10 passing through Man to State Route 80 in Gilbert. Turn left at the 3-way stop onto U.S. Route 52 and travel approximately five miles. Take the second R.D. Bailey entrance to the left, and drive 1.1 miles to the Visitor Center Area.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

R.D. BAILEY LAKE GROUP SHELTERS
P.O. BOX DRAWER 70
JUSTICE  WV  24851

Phone Number:

Project Office: (304)664-3229