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Canoeing — Cheat Lake
Cheat Lake is 1730 acres with backwater areas at Cheat Lake Park and at the mouth of the river on the south side of the lake that are good for canoeing. Much of the rest of the lake has heavy power boat traffic during the weekends in the summer. Public access to the lake is at two spots. Cheat Lake Park is located at a no wake part of the lake, so it is good for those who want to stay away from fast motor boats. This spot has small boat docks for canoes. The east side of the new bridge on Cheat Road has a parking area and boat launch area that is better located if you want to canoe the southern part of the lake to the mouth of the Cheat River (underneath Coopers Rock).
Directions from Morgantown
To Cheat Lake Park – I 68 East to the Cheat Lake (exit 10). North on the Mon-Fayette Expressway to the first exit and then North on rt 857 for 1.5 miles to Morgan Run Rd (on the left). Then drive 1.4 miles to the park on the left. To Cheat Road bridge – I 68 East to the Cheat Lake (exit 10). North on the Mon-Fayette Expressway to the first exit, turn right on Bowers Lane and then right on Fairchance Rd/Cheat Rd for a mile to the bridge.