One Of The Most Remote Lakes In West Virginia Is Also The Most Peaceful
Remote nature scenes aren’t hard to find in West Virginia – we are one of the most rural, rugged states in the nation. That said, these out-of-the-way hidden gems that are tucked here and there throughout the Mountain State, though not rare, are still well worth seeking out for their quiet, peaceful, wild beauty. One such attraction, one of the most remote lakes in West Virginia, is Laurel Lake in the Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area in Mingo County. Let’s learn more about Laurel Lake, WV, shall we?
Visiting Laurel Lake also puts you within easy reach of the infamous Dingess Tunnel, another remote find that you’ll want to experience (if you dare!) while you’re here. Have you ever explored this remote West Virginia lake and wildlife management area? Share some of your favorite West Virginia lakes near you with a comment.
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What are some of the prettiest WV lakes?
West Virginia has some of the most beautiful state parks and national forests in the country. Within those beautiful areas are some amazing lakes. Here are some of the prettiest WV lakes:
- Summerville Lake: With its towering cliffs and rugged tree-lined shores Summerville Lake is absolutely beautiful. It is also West Virginia's largest lake and offers some of the best rock climbing in the state. For scuba diving enthusiasts there is also an intentionally submerged boat to explore.
- Cheat Lake: This beautiful lake looks stunning when the fall colors surround its edges in a cornucopia of color. Whether you enjoy swimming or fishing (or both) this lake will suit you well. It is considered one of the best largemouth bass lakes in West Virginia so it brings anglers from all around.
- Seneca Lake: Seneca Lake is a delightful little lake in the 12,884-acre Seneca State Forest. It is only a four-acre lake so it is quiet and peaceful - perfect for a little kayaking or throwing in a line and seeing what will bite.
- Watoga Lake: Another small hidden gem, this 11-acre lake is surrounded by West Virginia's largest state park. Watoga State Park is filled with natural wonders, including this lovely little lake that has lake enthusiasts enjoying water activities as often as they can.
- Bluestone Lake: Camping at the southern West Virginia Bluestone State Park is extra special because of the beautiful Bluestone Lake. Camping by the water is a relaxing place to enjoy nature, and this lovely lake is perfect for swimming, boating, and fishing.
For even more stunning photos of these lakes and a few more, check out our list of some of the best lakes in West Virginia.