Experience all-natural, all together

Escape the hustle and bustle for a family vacation in Southern West Virginia. You’ll soon be met with unmatched beauty, endless adventure and sweet southern charm – you might just want to stay awhile.

Hiking. Fishing. Camping. Bonding.

In Southern West Virginia, the opportunity to explore is endless – whether by bike, boat or on foot. Checking all of these boxes, Lake Stephens has all you need for an adventure like no other. So, pack up the car with friends and family – it’s time for a road trip to Almost Heaven. Here, you’ll get outside and feel it inside.

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What to Do

Venture Out

Boasting a 2,000-acre hardwood forest, there is plenty of room to roam at Lake Stephens. Grab your crew and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature this spring. Paths lined with towering trees and fragrant wildflowers always lead to good times. Be sure to end this excursion with a well-earned picnic.

Cool Off

With a beach, splash pad and aqua park, there’s always fun on the forecast at Lake Stephens. If you’re eager to get on the water and explore, venture out by kayak or pontoon boat – you’ll have 272 acres to discover. Also, if you’re looking to fish, don’t forget your pole – there’s plenty of room for that too.

Cozy Up

Whether you’re looking for a cabin stay or somewhere to park the RV, Lake Stephens has just what you need for your stay. Spend your days making memories of a spring well-spent. Rest assured, knowing basecamp isn’t too far away. After a long day of play, cozy up with your favorite people and start over again.

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What to Bring

Aside from your fun-loving self, there are a few things you may want to bring along on your trip to Lake Stephens. Here are a few ideas to start you out.

On the Water

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Your favorite bathing suit
  • Water Shoes
  • A dry change of clothes
  • Beach towel
  • Boat, Kayak, Fishing Pole, etc.

On the Trails

  • Hiking shoes
  • Bug Repellant
  • Water
  • Your favorite snacks

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