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Summers County
Pipestem Lake

  Lake  Pipestem Lake 

  Acres  16 

  Directions  Pipestem Lake is a 16-acre impoundment located in Pipestem State Park near the community of Pipestem in Summers County. It is accessible only to walk-in fishing by a paved trail near the main lodge or by horse trail near the stables. 

  Description  The lake was built in 1969 at with a maximum depth of 20 feet and an average depth of 10 feet. The use of live minnows as bait and night fishing are prohibited. A campground is located in the park with 50 deluxe combination trailer and tent camping sites that are rented on a first come, first served basis. The campground is open all year (no water hook-ups in winter). Two lodges (totaling 143 rooms) and 25 deluxe cabins also offer overnight accommodations. 

  Fishery  Pipestem Lake provides a warmwater fishery for largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. Trout are stocked once each month February through May. Bluegill are abundant in the lake and a few large bass are taken in early spring or late fall. Fishing for channel catfish is good during the summer. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  Rental boats only 

  Camping  Camping permit required from area manager 

  Spring Trout  Stocked once each month February 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 not allowed 

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