Big Ditch Lake – WMA-Webster

Cowen, WV

(388 acres) Webster County. Located one-half mile from Cowen on County Route 30, 15 miles southwest of Webster Springs. Big Ditch is located in a valley with moderate side slopes offering small game, waterfowl and bow hunting. HUNTING IS LIMITED DUE TO THE SIZE OF THE AREA.

The lake was built in 1969 with a maximum depth of 16 feet and an average depth of 5 feet. The lake is usually clear; however, summer growth of aquatic weeds can be a nuisance to shoreline anglers. Picnic facilities, foot trails, pit toilets, drinking water, and boat launching facilities are available. Electric motors only are allowed. Camping and the use of live minnows for bait are prohibited.

Big Ditch Lake is a 55-acre warm water impoundment located 1 mile west of Cowen in Webster County. The lake is part of the 380-acre Big Ditch Wildlife Management Area and is accessible from WV Route 20. Big Ditch Lake provides a warmwater fishery for largemouth bass, tiger musky, black crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, channel catfish, and carp. Growth of bass, crappie, and bluegill is fair and the lake provides good catches of these species. Growth and catches of channel catfish have been excellent. Six artificial fish attractors have been placed in the lake and are marked for fisherman use. Fishing accommodations provided for the physically disabled.

Trip Inspiration

7 Late Fall Getaways For Every Adventurer

If you are outfitting your final fall to-do list and are hoping to fit a bit more adventure in, use this list as your guide! Bavarian I...

Read More

Let's Go There, #AlmostHeaven

We understand that 2020 has not exactly gone to plan. All of those trips you had scheduled have gone out the window and have b...

Read More

A Fall Day in the Greenbrier Valley

Whether you are on the road now or dreaming of an #AlmostHeaven escape, take a trip with us through our ideal day in the Greenbrier Valley....

Read More

Small Towns, Big History

Deep within the Appalachian Mountains lives a rich history that echoes into the present. Luckily, West Virginia natives have long-preserve...

Read More

Must-Try Mountain Expeditions with ACE Adventure

Known for their action-packed waterpark and white water rafting tours, ACE Adventure is a fan favorite of adventurers in #AlmostHeaven. Whi...

Read More

Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. 20

If you're in the southern part of the state this week, W.Va. Route 20 from Pipestem Resort State Park to Meadow Bridge is the perfect...

Read More

Socially Distanced Pumpkin Picking

As we enter the peak weeks of autumn, everyone is daydreaming about festive and safe ways to keep busy. Although pumpkin picking may be a l...

Read More

The Mountain Biking Hub of #AlmostHeaven

Nestled within the rugged hills of Pocahontas County lies a mountain bikers paradise. The Snowshoe Highlands Ride Center is a world-class b...

Read More

Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. 310

This week, the foliage in Marion County is bursting with stunning hues of yellow and red. If you've been longing to go leaf peeing, W...

Read More
More Inspiration