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Hardy County
Trout Pond

  Lake  Trout Pond 

  Acres  2 

  Directions  Trout Pond is located in the George Washington National Forest in Hardy County, 6 miles east of Lost River and 13 miles southwest of Wardensville. It is accessible from Lost River by County Route 259/5 and from Wardensville via County Routes 23/10 and 259/5. 

  Description  Located in a limestone sink at an elevation of 1,930 feet, this 1.5-acre body of water is known as West Virginia’s only natural lake. As part of the Trout Pond Recreation Area, Trout Pond is approximately 900 feet upstream from Rock Cliff Lake. It has a maximum depth of 36 feet and an average depth of 12 feet. Restroom facilities and tent and trailer camping sites are available (see Rock Cliff Lake for details). No boats are allowed. 

  Fishery  Trout Pond essentially provides fishing for stocked trout. It receives the first spring stocking just prior to April 15, is stocked bi-weekly through May, and receives fall stockings during the second and third week of October. Located in the recreation complex, Trout Pond receives heavy fishing pressure. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  No boating allowed 

  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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