Burnsville Lake

16 Laurel Heights, Napier

One of the largest lakes in central West Virginia, Burnsville Lake, at 968 acres, is equipped with three wheelchair-accessible boat ramps and accomodates fishing for bass, trout, walleye, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. The area supports Class-Q hunting access, and game tradionally hunted in the management area includes deer, grouse, rabbit, raccoon, and turkey. More than 260 tent and trailer campsites and six primitive campsites are located in the Burnsville Wildlife Management Area.

Falls Mill, located on the Little Kanawaha River in Burnsville, feature beautiful scenic views with an overlook of the falls. A mill used to stand by the falls which powered it. The falls now mark the upstream limit of the Burnsville Lake. Falls Mills also features a group picnic shelter, trails and great fishing!

Launch ramps for the boating enthusiasts and fishermen are located at the Riffle Run Day Use Area, Bulltown Day Use Area and Bulltown Camping Area.

Picnic shelters are located at the Bulltown Day Use Area and the Riffle Run Day Use Area. All shelters are available on a first come - first served basis EXCEPT WHEN RESERVED IN ADVANCE (a fee is required for reserving a shelter). Picnic shelters may be reserved by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service toll-free at 1-877-444-6777 or visit on the internet at www.recreation.gov.

Bulltown Campground has 204 sites: 22 sites with 30 amp electrical hook-ups, 48 sites with 50 amp electrical hookups, and 134 sites with 50 amp electrical, water, and sewer hookups. Restroom / shower facilities, playgrounds, dump-stations, fresh water fill-up stations, an interpretive shelter that may be reserved by campers for special occasions, and a boat launch ramp are located within the campground. The campsites vary from waterfront to wood lot. To make a reservation at Bulltown Campground, call toll-free 1-877-444-6777 or visit on the internet at www.recreation.gov during peak season. Bulltown Campground sites during the non-peak season are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Burnsville Lake Marina is located at the Riffle Run Day Use Area directly behind the dam. The dock area, which is privately owned, provides visitors with docking facilities, boat rentals, snack bar, and an array of fishing supplies.

Riffle Run Campground offers 60 sites: 54 three-point hookups (water, sewage, and electric) and 6 primitive / tent sites. Shower / restroom facilities, two playgrounds, sewage dump-stations, and fresh water fill-up stations are also located within the campground. Riffle Run campground is on a first come-first serve basis--NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED (You must have all of your camping equipment on arrival).

Universally Accessible Facilities are provided at the Project Office, Falls Mill Scenic Area, Falls Mill Fisherman Area, Bulltown Historic Area, Bulltown Camping Area, Bulltown Day Use Area, the Dam, Riffle Run Day Use Area, and the Riffle Run Camping Area.

Call 304-853-2398 for a recorded message providing updated information on lake and tailwater conditions, precipitation, launch ramps, fishing, hunting, campground, and special statements.

Bulltown Campground 304-452-8006; Bulltown Campground Reservations 877-444-6777; Riffle Run Campground 304-853-2583; Burnsville Marina 304-853-2822.