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On The Lake


The Morgantown and Cheat Lake areas provide activities for everyone.  If you want to enjoy a nice dinner in town or head into the woods to camp you can do it all.  Coopers Rock & Snake Hill provide some of the most easily accessible and scenic views in the state.

Cheat Lake Activities

Cheat Lake Boating
Cheat Lake Fishing
Cheat Lake SUP Yoga
Boating & Water Sports

Cheat Lake provides a great place for boating and enjoying your favorite water sports.  The lake's wide and narrow sections provide the opportunity for different water conditions.  

WV DNR Report

The Cheat River & Lake have rebounded from their polluted pasts and now support a health array of fish.  There are over 46 recorded species of fish in the lake.  During the weekdays the lake is not very busy so it is great time to get out.  

Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga

Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga is great way to spent a morning.  You get to paddle the lake and enjoy yoga on the paddleboard.

Cheat Lake Kayaking

Cheat Lake provides two accessible launches if  you want to kayak or canoe.  There is a launch at the Cheat Lake Park and by the Ices Ferry Bridge.  Best times to head out are the mornings are evenings.  

Cheat Lake Nightlife
Eat, Drink, Have Fun

There are three restaurants and bars located on the lake. Each has its own unique food and venue.  It's always fun to spend an evening with friends watching the sunset.

Cheat Lake Hiking
Go Exploring
Around the lake are some swimming holes and areas to explore.  With a section of the lake surrounded by state forest you can sneak off to find some of the hidden waterfalls and rock slides.
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