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SUTTON LAKE PICNIC SHELTERS, WV

Sutton Lake Picnic Shelters overlook Sutton Lake and the Elk River in central West Virginia, 70 miles north of Charleston and 60 miles south of Clarksburg. The area provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, swimming, fishing and hiking.Sutton Dam is an...
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  • Alcohol is prohibited at Sutton Lake
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BEER GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 50 0
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Sutton Lake Picnic Shelters overlook Sutton Lake and the Elk River in central West Virginia, 70 miles north of Charleston and 60 miles south of Clarksburg. The area provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, swimming, fishing and hiking.

Natural Features:

Sutton Dam is an impressive 210' tall and 1178' wide concrete dam, backing up Sutton Lake, which covers 1440 acres as it winds 14 miles up the Elk River. Many quiet coves can be found along its 40 miles of shoreline. The lake is surrounded by rolling hills wooded with mixed stands of oak, hickory, poplar and cherry trees.

Wildlife, including deer, bears, turkeys, squirrels, ruffed grouse, Canada geese and other waterfowl are abundant in the area.

Recreation:

Anglers find plentiful bass, crappie, catfish and sunfish in the lake. Below the dam, the Elk River is well-known for its muskie and walleye fishing, and trout are stocked in the Down Stream area.

Fire roads and hunting trails in the surrounding lands provide great hiking and biking opportunities around Sutton Lake and at the nearby Elk River Wildlife Management Area.

Facilities:

These day-use areas offers five picnic shelters, each with six to eight picnic tables and a large charcoal grill. Shelters 1 and 2 are in the Down Stream Area, overlooking the Elk River. Shelter 1 is accessible. Each is accessible and has water and electric hookups. A playground, large parking areas and accessible flush toilets are provided.

Shelter 3 overlooks Sutton Lake in the South Abutment Day-Use Area, just upstream from the dam. Visitors in this area enjoy the lakeside fishing pier, small beach and boat ramp.

Shelters 4 and 5 overlook Sutton Lake from the Bee Run Day-Use Area. Water and electric hookups are available at each shelter. Amenities include flush toilets, ample parking, a marina, playground and large beach.

Nearby Attractions:

Sutton Lake Marina is nearby in the Bee Run Area. It is a private concession with a snack bar, boat and slip rentals and more. Camping is available at Gerald Freeman, Bakers Run and Bee Run Campgrounds.

The Elk River Wildlife Management Area contains nearly 18,000 acres of public hunting lands. The terrain is diverse and divided into the Elk River and Holly River sections. The Elk River section consists primarily of steep hills, ridges and benches, where the Holly River section is on the north side of the lake and consists of forested hills and open farmlands.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Sun Sep 21 2014 - Fri Sep 18 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC

Sun Sep 21 2014 - Fri Sep 18 2015

Reservations must be made 3 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 Sat Mar 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Beach
  • Birding
  • Boat Maintenance
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Concessions
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Lake Access
  • Marina
  • Parking Area
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • General Store
  • Hospital
  • Pay Phone
  • River 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

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Shelters 1, 2, 4 and 5 are $50 per day and Shelter 3 is $45 per day. All shelters are First Come First Serve unless otherwise reserved.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Mar 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $45.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Oct 31 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):
38.65639, -80.68194
38°39'23"N, 80°40'55"W

Shelters 1, 2 and 3 are located at the Sutton Dam. From I-79, take Exit 62 toward Sutton/Gassaway. Turn left on SR-4, approximately 2 miles into Sutton. Turn right at the stop sign, cross the Elk River, and turn left to the dam.

Shelters 4 and 5 are located in the Bee Run Day-Use Area. From I-79, take Exit 67 toward Flatwoods. Turn right on SR-4. Go 1 mile to SR-15 and turn left. Continue a mile to Bee Run Day-Use Area and turn right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SUTTON LAKE PICNIC SHELTERS
P.O. BOX 426
SUTTON  WV  26601-0426

Phone Number:

Information:  (304)765-2816