Stephens Lake is located just west of Beckley WV. Conveniently situated a short drive from Interstate 77 in southern West Virginia, Stephens Lake is a great location for a fishing trip, a weekend getaway, or family vacation. The picturesque lake provides opportunities for fishing, boating and more.
Stephens Lake offers opportunities for a variety of water sports. Fishing in the lake provides anglers the opportunity to catch a number of game fish. Other activities on the lake include water skiing, tubing, scuba diving, and jet skis. In addition to power boats, Stephens Lake is home to opportunities for canoes, kayaks, and a variety of smaller watercraft. A marina at Stephens Lake provides dock rentals for boaters and a number of other services. Fuel, drinks, snacks, and bait are some items offered at the marina for those visiting Stephens Lake.
Stephens Lake offers a campground that will provides 28 sites for visitors. Each camping site offers a picnic table and a fire ring. The campground provides restrooms and showers. A camp store is located in the campground that offers small snack and drink items as well as some items that campers may have forgotten at home. The camp store is located near the entrance to the campground and can provide specific information and answers questions that visitors may have concerning the lake and the surrounding area.
Stephens Lake provides a sandy beach for swimming or sunbathing during the summer months. A concession stand is located near the beach area. Stephens Lake provides trails for hiking, horseback riding, and biking. Stephens Lake offers a number of game courts including tennis, basketball, volleyball, and a playground.
Stephens Lake also has a large pavilion that can be reserved for functions including weddings, family reunions, and business meetings. The pavilion offers both indoor and outdoor facilities.
The area of West Virginia around Stephens Lake offers a number of activities for families, individuals, couples, and other groups. Tamarack is a display of West Virginia arts and culture including art, glass, pottery and more. Tamarack also has a number of dining options. The Exhibition Coal Mine in Beckley provides as opportunity for visitors to go underground in coal cars to get a look into the work of coal miners past and present. The New River Gorge Bridge, as depicted on the West Virginia State Quarter, is a place that visitors to the area will want to check out. Nearby Babcock State Park is one of the most picturesque areas of the state.