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Kanawha County
Kanawha State Forest Pond

  Lake  Kanawha State Forest Pond 

  Acres  1 

  Directions  Kanawha State Forest Pond is a 1-acre impoundment located on Kanawha State Forest (9,210 acres) in Kanawha County, 11 miles south of Charleston and 5 miles southwest of Marmet. It is accessible from Charleston by County Route 23 and from Marmet via WV Route 119 and County Route 44. 

  Description  The lake was built in 1938 with a maximum depth of 8 feet and an average depth of 5 feet. A trail surrounding a large portion of the lake provides bank fishing access. Boating and the use of live minnows as bait is prohibited. Forty-six tent or trailer camping sites, picnic facilities, drinking water, swimming pool, hiking trails, flush toilets, showers, and a playground are available. Camping is available April 15 to October 31 and the swimming pool is open Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

  Fishery  Kanawha State Forest Pond provides spring fishing for stocked trout to Children and Class Q License holders. This pond provides a limited warmwater fishery for sunfish, largemouth bass, and channel catfish. The general public is permitted to fish for trout after May 31. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  No boating allowed 

  Camping  Camping permit required from area manager 

  Spring Trout   

  Fall Trout  Does not receive Fall trout stocking 

  Live Minnows  Live minnows may not be used as bait 

  Night Fishing  Night fishing is not allowed 

  Map  [map not currently available] 

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Handicapped Access


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