North Bend Lake


North Bend Lake is one of the main attractions of North Bend State Park. The lake is 305 acres and is just over eight miles long.  It is narrow and has the feel of a large river rather than an expansive lake.  It is good for canoeing and fishing because boats are limited to small motors and there are many shallow areas with tree stumps remaining that provide cover for both fish and canoes.  Park Map


North Bend Lake is located in Ritchie County, WV east of Parkersburg.  Google Map directions below are to the state park access point.  There is also a put-in at Eldon J. Haught Recreation Park just outside of Harrisville 39.223115, -81.058738.  

BicyclingCamping, Canoeing, Family Play Activities, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking


North Bend State Park, Rt. 1 Box 221, Cairo, WV 26337


(304) 643-2931

Web resources:


Book: "Paddling Virginia and West Virginia: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Paddling Adventures"

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