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Lakes

Mingo County
Laurel Lake

 
  Lake  Laurel Lake 

  Acres  29 

  Directions  Laurel Lake is a 29-acre impoundment on Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area (13,000 acres) in Mingo County, 1.5 miles southeast of Dingess and 7 miles northwest of Lenore. It is accessible from Dingess and Lenore by County Route 3/5. 

  Description  The lake was built in 1960 with a maximum depth of 30 feet and an average depth of 10 feet. A gravel boat ramp, pit toilets, swimming pool, bathhouse facilities, drinking water, picnic tables, grills, and a 25-unit campground are available. A trail surrounding the lake provides bank fishing access. Electric motors only are allowed and the use of live minnows as bait is prohibited. Excessive sedimentation has impacted the upper 1/3 of the lake. 

  Fishery  Laurel Lake provides a warmwater fishery for sunfish, largemouth bass, and channel catfish. Trout are stocked once each month February through May. Adult channel catfish are stocked each year in June. Night fishing using worms or chicken liver is a popular method for taking channel catfish. Fish attractors have been placed in the lake and their locations are designated with signs on shore. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  Electric motors only 

  Camping  Camping permit required from area manager 

  Spring Trout  Stocked once each month January through April 

  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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