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Lake Moomaw

George Washington National Forest, Covington, VA
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Great place for a vacation!

Lake Moomaw is in a remote location in the mountains of western Virginia. This feature makes it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John G
Great site for a family outdoor event

Lake Moomwaw has a variety of picnic areas for small and large family gatherings. Sheltered picnic... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Covington, Virginia
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There's something for everyone at Lake Moomaw, from hiking and swimming to fishing.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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George Washington National Forest, Covington, VA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Moomaw is in a remote location in the mountains of western Virginia. This feature makes it good and bad. The good part is that it is relatively quiet and not jammed full of people (at least mid week in July). The bad part is...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Lake Moomwaw has a variety of picnic areas for small and large family gatherings. Sheltered picnic areas are also available. Family can take a scenic walk, spend time fishing, swimming or just sitting around relaxing before and after the picnic.

Thank nwright823
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Built by the Army Corps of Engineers in the 1970s, Lake Moomaw provides excellent recreatinal opportunities along with flood reduction capabilities and water quality control. The recreational facilities are operated by the US Forest Service.

Thank MissPawley
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We visited Lake Moomaw through Bolar Mountain Recreation Area. The lake was fairly quiet when we visited during an early June weekend. I was surprised at how chilly the nights got but we were prepared. We loved it so much we're going back in a...More

1  Thank Liz S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We camped here the second week of May. It was a little chilly, but very, very nice. Because it was before the summer season starts, we were one of just a few campers. We stayed directly on the lake which was awesome! This area is...More

2  Thank Cricket51
Reviewed 23 October 2016

It take a bit of driving on back roads to get to the Bolar Mountain campground and beach at the North End of Lake MooMaw which was created by the Gathright dam at the South End of the lake. It is accessible by driving 8...More

2  Thank Dan E
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful mountain lake about 30-min drive through country side from Hot Springs, VA where we were staying. We got to the beach at 11.30 on a Friday in August and were very surprised to be absolutely alone the whole time till about 2 pm when...More

3  Thank Lena_N_01
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lots of great sites for camping. Would be better if the local towns were a bit closer. Very secluded. There is a beach and several boat ramps.

Thank Monello99z
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This lake is gorgeous and worth the drive. Camp grounds, hiking trails galore, and plenty of access places make this an awesome destination. We're SUPers, and even though there are jet skis on the lake, everyone was polite and wonderful. The beaches are sweet, and...More

3  Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely view on this lake. The only setback is that literally there is dog poop almost everywhere you step on the sand. It was hard to find a vast spot to sit on without dog poop, very blekh. Other than that, very nice. We...More

1  Thank bfayzah
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