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Monroe County
Moncove Lake

  Lake  Moncove Lake 

  Acres  144 

  Directions  Moncove Lake is a 144-acre impoundment in Monroe County located on the 895-acre Moncove Lake Wildlife Management Area 6 miles northeast of Gap Mills. It is accessible from Gap Mills by County Routes 8 and 8/2. 

  Description  The lake was built in 1959 with a maximum depth of 20 feet and an average depth of 10 feet. A paved road with ample parking parallels the majority of the lake with the remainder of the shoreline accessible by a graveled road. A graveled boat ramp, boat rental, flush toilets, bathhouse facilities, drinking water, swimming, and 30 combination trailer and tent camping sites are available. Boat motors are limited to a 5hp maximum and other special regulations are posted on the area. The camping season runs nearly year round; however, recreational facilities operate only from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Campsites are rented on a first come, first basis. 

  Fishery  Moncove Lake provides a warmwater fisher for largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. Several trophy-sized largemouth bass have been taken from Moncove Lake on deep running lures in late spring and early fall. Fishing for channel catfish is excellent, with catfish in the 8 to 10 pound class reported. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  5 horse power motor maximum 

  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 not be used as bait 

  Night Fishing  Night fishing is allowed 

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