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Things to Do

Moncove Lake is a great outdoors area.

BIRDING

The area in and around Moncove Lake is a birding hot spot due to nearby Peter's Mountain and the ridge-and-valley section of the Appalachian Mountains. These ridges act as funnels for birds migrating in the fall and present excellent chances to glimpse birds that are considered rare or unusual for this region. Over 160 species of birds, including bald eagles, 15 have been sighted in and around the area surrounding the lake. On Peter's Mountain during peak days in September, Broad Winged hawks are counted by the hundreds, and migrating hawks of nearly every eastern species and numerous songbirds can be seen throughout the month of September and into October. For more information on the fall hawk migration, click on the link below for Hanging Rock Hawk Tower.

BOATING

Rowboats, kayaks, and paddle boats can be rented for a nominal fee. Life jackets are provided for individuals renting boats. Individuals may bring their own trolling motor and battery to use on rowboats, instead of the oars that are provided. Visitors are welcome to bring their own boats, providing that they meet all state regulations and use less than a 5 hp gasoline motor. A boat ramp is available. Guests may dry dock their boats near the boat launch. See rates for boat launch fee.  April through October. No lake swimming is allowed.

FISHING

Moncove Lake is 144 acres with excellent fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, bluegill, trout, catfish, walleye, and yellow perch were stocked in the lake. A West Virginia fishing license is required.

HAWK MIGRATION - FALL

Witness the annual migration of birds of prey as they travel the eastern flyway passing through Monroe County, WV. This migration typically begins in early September through October, however, late September usually brings the most sightings.

Most eastern species of hawks can be sighted

HIKING

There are five hiking trails on the park and surrounding Wildlife Management Area that guests can enjoy. The trails are relatively short with the longest being around 2 miles, although the terrain may cause them to seem longer. Anyone interested in longer or sustained hikes may want to investigate the nearby Allegheny Trail on Peter's Mountain which runs the length of the state, the southern terminus of which connects to the Appalachian Trail. While hiking in our area, you are almost certain to encounter some of the wildlife found here. Be on the lookout for white-tail deer, turkey, fox, bobcat, coyote, squirrels, chipmunks, and beaver.

HUNTING

Hunting is allowed on the 500 acres of land which is used for wildlife management.  The area is managed for small game, however deer and wild turkey abound.  Ducks and Geese can be hunted during the regular migratory hunting season.  While in the state park all guns, bows and broadheads must be in an approved case. The campground is open year round to accommodate hunters.

PICNICKING

Three picnic shelters are available to be reserved. Reservations can be made by calling the park office. There are also picnic areas for groups of varying sizes with grills and tables at each area and bathroom facilities and water nearby. There are two playground areas in the picnic area. For rates, click here.

SWIMMING

Swimming PoolThe pool will open on the summer schedule on June 2, 2017 from 11am - 6pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  The pool is closed on Monday and Wednesday with the exception of national holidays.

Nearby Attractions:

Hanging Rock Hawk Tower on Peter's Mountain - www.hangingrocktower.org
Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs
Greenbrier River Trail
Greenbrier State Forest
Historic Lewisburg
Allegheny Trail
Lost World Caverns
Organ Cave
Old Rehoboth Church

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