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Hardy County
Warden Lake

 
  Lake  Warden Lake 

  Acres  44 

  Directions  Warden Lake is a 44-acre impoundment located 5 miles north of Wardensville in Hardy County. It is accessible 4 miles off of WV Route 259 by CR 23/13. This lake is on a 110-acre tract purchased by the Division of Natural Resources in 1959. 

  Description  The lake was built in 1960 with a maximum depth of 21 feet and an average depth of 9 feet. There is one graveled boat ramp and electric motors only are allowed. Although no camping is allowed, drinking water and toilets are available. 

  Fishery  Warden Lake provides a warmwater fishery for largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, and northern pike. Trout are also stocked once in February and bi-weekly March through May. Several nice largemouth bass and channel catfish are also taken annually. Trolling with shallow and medium running plugs has proven very effective for bass and pike. Bottom fishing, especially in the old stream channel, with chicken liver produces large catfish. Aquatic vegetation affects approximately 50-75% of the lake surface by late summer and except for a few restricted areas, shoreline fishing is not practical at this time. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  Electric motors only 

  Camping  No camping allowed 

  Spring Trout  Stocked once in February and once every two weeks from March through May 

  Fall Trout  Does not receive Fall trout stocking 

  Live Minnows  Live minnows may not be used as bait 

  Night Fishing  Night fishing is allowed 

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