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Jackson County
Turkey Run Lake (Jackson)

 
  Lake  Turkey Run Lake (Jackson) 

  Acres  15 

  Directions  Turkey Run Lake is a 15-acre impoundment located on Turkey Run Wildlife Management Area just north of Ravenswood in Jackson County. This lake lies adjacent to WV Route 68 and is accessible from WV Route 2 via WV Route 68. 

  Description  The lake was built in 1964 with a maximum depth of 9 feet and an average depth of 4 feet. A trail surrounds most of the lake providing bank fishing access. Boating with electric motors only is allowed. A handicap fishing pathway and fishing area is available on a peninsula. 

  Fishery  Turkey Run Lake is subject to flooding from the Ohio River and has many different species of fish. This lake provides winter and spring trout fishing and warmwater fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, spotted bass, bluegill, crappie, and several members of the catfish family. Trout are stocked in January and March. The presence of non-game species (carp and suckers) along with lake’s abundant shallow water area, makes Turkey Run Lake as excellent bow fishing area. Generally, bow fishing is done along the shoreline from either a boat or the bank in late spring and early summer. Non-game species only may be taken in this manner. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  Electric motors only 

  Camping  No camping allowed 

  Spring Trout  Stocked once in January and once in March 

  Fall Trout  Does not receive Fall trout stocking 

  Live Minnows  Live minnows may be used as bait 

  Night Fishing  Night fishing is allowed 

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