Sutton Lake is located in the Mountain Lakes Region of central West Virginia. Sutton Lake is a clear, clean freshwater lake covering 1,440 acres with 44 miles of shoreline. The lake is approximately fourteen miles long.
One of the most striking features of Sutton Lake is that it is surrounded by over 10,000 acres of public land. There are no commercial developments or homes on the lake. All a boater sees is pristine water and green mountains. There are literally hundreds of coves where you can spend the day or night in seclusion.
The dam was built primarily for flood control and was completed in 1961 at a cost of $35 million. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates and maintains the dam. Sutton Lake Marina is privately owned and operates under a lease with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The lake is 125 feet deep at the dam.
The dam is 210 feet high, 1,178 feet long and 195 feet wide at the base.
BOATING AND FISHING
The lake is uncrowded with boat traffic so the water skier, wake boarder, jet skier, and tuber can find that elusive glass-like water for carving. And the fishing is great! In fact, over 60 bass tournaments are held at Sutton Lake annually, and crappie are plentiful also. Sutton Lake is an ideal location for those who love to fish and those with friends and family who desire a wide array of recreational activities.
The Corp. of Engineers maintains a very good wide concrete launch ramp at the Bee Run Recreation Area adjacent to the Marina. Launch ramps are also located at the day use area behind the dam, Bakers Run Campground, and Gerald R. Freeman Campground. The Bee Run Recreation Area features a beach, showers, bathrooms, picnic areas and pavilions, along with a great kids' playground.
Camping, both primitive and improved, is offered at three locations around the lake. Check the Corp. of Engineers website for particulars. There are no cabins available for rent, but check our "Where to Stay and Shop" page for local accomodations.
About our Lake...
Recorded Phone Line with Lake Conditions