Wade In The Refreshing Waters On The Scenic Beach At Rock Cliff Lake In West Virginia

Here’s a hidden gem that you don’t want to miss as you explore the Mountain State! There are so many beautiful lakes here in West Virginia, but Rock Cliff (or Rockcliff) Lake ranks right up near the top for its pristine, rugged magnificence.

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All that to say, this out of the way beach right next to West Virginia’s only natural lake is the perfect place to dip your toes in the water while enjoying these beautiful mountain views! To learn more about the lake and find directions to the recreation area, visit the Forest Service’s website. Note that there is a $5 day-use fee per vehicle.

What lakes do you make sure to visit each year in West Virginia? Do you hike around them, swim in them, or just find a bench to soak in the beautiful views they provide?

Address: Rockcliff Lake, Lost River, WV 26810, USA