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Pocahontas County
Buffalo Fork Lake

 
  Lake  Buffalo Fork Lake 

  Acres  22 

  Directions  Buffalo Fork Lake is a 22-acre impoundment located in the Monongahela National Forest in Pocahontas County. The lake is 5 miles east of Bartow and can be reached by traveling WV Route 28 and Forest Service Route 54. 

  Description  The lake was constructed in 1969 with a maximum depth of 28 feet and an average depth of 15 feet. A trail around the lake provides bank fishing access. The lake is accessible for carry down boats and electric motors only are allowed. Swimming and the use of live minnows for bait are prohibited. Picnic facilities, pit-toilets and drinking water facilities are available. 

  Fishery  Buffalo Fork Lake is stocked with trout once in February, bi-weekly March through May, and twice in October. Some trout remain in the lake the entire year. The lake also provides a limited warmwater fishery for smallmouth bass, bluegill, green sunfish, and channel catfish. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is 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  Stocked twice in October 

  Live Minnows  Live minnows may not be used as bait 

  Night Fishing  Night fishing is allowed 

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