The Only Natural Lake In West Virginia, Trout Pond Is Slowly Sinking Out Of Sight

No one can characterize the state of West Virginia as a desert. We have so much water to enjoy throughout the state: creeks, rivers, reservoirs, waterfalls. But did you know that for all that water, there’s only one natural lake in the whole state? And it’s slowly disappearing from sight.

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Did you get to see Trout Pond back when it was a larger lake? Did you realize how significantly it has shrunk in size since then? But thankfully Rockcliffe Lake is still a beautiful, vibrant spot. Definitely add it to your list of great camping/hiking/swimming spots in West Virginia!

To learn more about this area, visit the Trout Pond Recreation Area website.

For another man-made lake (plus a resort!) to enjoy this summer in West Virginia, try this article.


Address: 814 Trout Pond Campground Rd, Lost City, WV 26810, USA