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Grant County
South Mill Creek Lake

  Lake  South Mill Creek Lake 

  Acres  48 

  Directions  South Mill Creek Lake is a 48-acre lake located 7.7 miles south of Dorcas in Grant County and is accessible from WV Rt. 9. The lake was built in 1994 with a maximum depth of 35 feet and an average depth of 17.5 feet. 

  Description  A 24-foot wide concrete boat ramp, a wheelchair accessible wooden fishing pier with a paved access path, 12 paved parking spaces (3 for handicapped), and 64 gravel parking spaces are available. Two 50-foot long earthen levees near the boat ramp and a gravel shoreline path around the lake provide bank fishing opportunities. Permanent toilets as well as picnic tables are also present. 

  Fishery  South Mill Creek Lake produces excellent largemouth bass and channel catfish angling and a fair crappie fishery. All black bass from 12 to 16 inches long must be returned to the water at once. Trophy citation channel catfish were first reported in 1999 and continue to be caught. The lake receives bi-weekly trout stockings from March through May. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  Electric motors only 

  Camping  No camping allowed 

  Spring Trout  Stocked once in February and once every two weeks from March 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 

  Map  [map not currently available] 

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