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Berkeley County
Sleepy Creek Lake

 
  Lake  Sleepy Creek Lake 

  Acres  205 

  Directions  Sleepy Creek Lake is a 205-acre impoundment located in Berkeley County on the 23,000-acre Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area. The lake is accessible from several points on U. S. Route 522. It is also accessible from WV Route 45 at Glengary, Interstate 81 near Martinsburg, and WV Route 9 near Hedgesville. 

  Description  The lake was built in 1962 with a maximum depth of 26 feet and an average depth of 9 feet. One concrete and two gravel boat ramps are available. Pit toilets and four primitive camping areas (fees charged) are also on site. Boating with electric motors only is permitted. 

  Fishery  Historically this lake provided excellent trophy bass, crappie, and northern pike fishing. The 1979-1994 state record largemouth bass was caught from the lake and several trophy citation bass, crappie, and pike have been reported. Trolling deep-running plugs has been a productive method of landing bass, especially in early spring. Best crappie baits are small jigs and minnows while fly fishing can produce nice stringers of bluegill. Best fishing occurs in standing timber areas and around clumps of aquatic vegetation. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  Electric motors only 

  Camping  Camping permit required from area manager 

  Spring Trout  Not stocked with trout 

  Fall Trout  Does not receive Fall trout stocking 

  Live Minnows  Live minnows may be used as bait 

  Night Fishing  Night fishing is allowed 

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