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McDowell County
Anawalt Lake

  Lake  Anawalt Lake 

  Acres  7 

  Directions  Anawalt Lake is a 7-acre impoundment on the Anawalt Lake WMA located 1.3 miles southeast of the town of Anawalt in McDowell County. The lake can be accessed via U.S. Rt. 52 to State Rt. 161 near the town of Elkhorn, then proceeding on CR 84 to the town of Anawalt. From Anawalt, anglers should proceed on CR 8. 

  Description  The lake was constructed in the early 1990ís with a maximum depth of 15 feet and an average depth of 6 feet. A foot trail surrounding the lake provide good bank fishing access. Pit type toilets, shelters, and picnic tables are provided. Boating, camping, and the use of live minnows as bait are prohibited. 

  Fishery  Anawalt Lake was stocked with largemouth bass and bluegill fingerlings in 1995. Adult channel catfish are stocked annually in June. Trout are stocked monthly from February through May each year. The lake provides a good warmwater, as well as coldwater fishery. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  No boating allowed 

  Camping  No camping allowed 

  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 allowed 

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