Fishing & Boating in Morgantown, WV

Enjoy a day on one of Greater Morgantown’s lakes or rivers. Lower your own boat at one of five different boating ramp accesses or visit a marina for daily rentals. Bring the bait and tackle for fishing where catfish, bass, trout and bluegills are plentiful! Feeling adventurous? Water skis, tubes, wake boards, kayaks and canoes are also available for rental!

Morgantown Fishing Guide
Cheat Lake Access Points

Cheat Lake

1,800-acre lake provides ideal conditions for crappie, channel and yellow perch, bass, walleye, catfish and panfish. Try the tailwater  fishing pier for walleye and sauger at dark when they begin feeding. Located about 25 minutes from Morgantown. (Take U.S. Rt. 119 from Morgantown to Point Marion, PA, turn right after crossing the  Cheat River and […]

Chestnut Ridge Park and Campground

Chestnut Ridge Park offers year-round tent camping, RV sites, and cabin rentals. Pavilion rentals for group events are available from spring to fall. The park is county owned with fun for everyone including: camping, hiking, sledding, fishing, swimming, biking, geocaches, picnic areas, playgrounds, a summer concert series, and family activities year round. They are located adjacent […]

Dixon Lake and Mason Lake

Five-acre Dixon Lake and 14.5-acre Mason Lake accommodate fishing for trout, bass, sunfish and bluegill. Mason Lake is stocked with trout  from February until May and is equipped with a boat ramp. Both are wheelchair-accessible fishing trails. The lakes are part of the 766-acre Pedlar Wildlife Management Area, managed by the WV Division of Natural […]

Fort Martin

Boating ramp for the Monongahela River.

Lake Park

Boating ramp for Cheat Lake.

Lakeside Marina

Cheat Lake boat and watercraft rentals and cruises.

Little Sandy Creek

Little Sandy Creek is located just 12.2 miles from Cheat Lake. Whether you’re fly fishing, spinning or baitcasting, your chances of getting a bite here are good. If all goes well, the rockie will be hooked by your leaf worms, the catfish will be biting your crickets and the rainbow will be grabbing your leeches. To […]

Mill Place Restaurant & Hardware Store

The Mill Place Restaurant & Hardware Store is a one-stop shop for all your needs. Grab a cold drink and hot lunch, get some fishing supplies and hang out on the river! Or dine in and join us before or after your trip. Plenty for the whole family too do with bar area, separate dining […]

Monongahela River

A good area for bank fishermen is the calm water at the approach to the locks. Warm water discharges at the Rivesville and Morgantown  power plants attract fish all spring. A pier at the Morgantown plant makes fishing safe and convenient. Bass and catfish are plentiful.

Star City

A boating ramp for the Monongahela River. I-79 exit 155 to Star City, turn left on Boyers Ave.

Sunset Beach

Boating ramp at Cheat Lake, open from May to October. I-68 Exit 10 Cheat Lake

Sunset Beach Marina

High horse power pontoon rentals with tubes, water skis, and fishing boats with fishfinders.