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Randolph County
Spruce Knob Lake

  Lake  Spruce Knob Lake 

  Acres  23 

  Directions  Spruce Knob Lake is a 25-acre impoundment located in the Monongahela National Forest in eastern Randolph County near the junction of Randolph, Pendleton, and Pocahontas counties. Although there are several approaches to the lake it can best be reached by traveling 9.5 miles south of Whitmer on County Route 29 and then 2 miles east of Forest Service Route 1. 

  Description  This lake was built in 1953 with a maximum depth of 19.5 feet and an average depth of 7.5 feet. At an elevation of 3,840 feet, it is the highest lake in the State. The lake generally remains clear; however, during the summer, plankton blooms and organic matter give the water a brownish hue. A boat launch is available but only campers are permitted to moor boats on the lake. Electric motors only are allowed. Three wheelchair accessible wooden fishing stations provide bank fishing access. Swimming and the use of live minnows as bait are prohibited. Facilities include 43 campsites, pit toilets, and drinking water. No sewer or electric hook-up facilities are available. 

  Fishery  Spruce Knob Lake is stocked with trout once in January, twice in February, weekly March through May, and twice in October. Summer carry-over of trout is minimal. Although green sunfish provide the bulk of the summer fishery, smallmouth bass have been stocked in the lake and are occasionally caught. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is required 

  Boating  Electric motors only 

  Camping  Camping permit required from area manager 

  Spring Trout  Stocked once in January, twice in February, and weekly 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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