Lake Moomaw and Gathright Dam

13,428 acre T. M. Gathright Wildlife Management Area;  2,530 acre lake;  year round boating, water sports, fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking and hunting (in season); abundant wildlife includes bald eagles, white tail deer, turkeys, etc.; stocked lake; group picnic shelters; information center with observation deck; handicap fishing decks; sandy beachs with modern bathhouse adjacent; multiple ramps lighted docks.  All National Forest land.


  • Alewife
  • Trout (brown, rainbow and brook)
  • Black Bass
  • Yellow Perch
  • Panfish
  • Catfish
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Black Crappie
  • Rock Bass
  • Sunfish

Boat Ramps

  • Fortney Branch (south end)
  • Bolar Flats (north end)
  • Coles Mountain (south end)


  • Bolar Mountain (north end)
  • McClintic Point (north end)
  • Greenwood Point (midlake)
  • Morris Hill (south end)

Other Recreational Sites

  • Coles Point (south end) - beach, bathouse, boat launch, picnic