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Lake Moomaw, Covington
(3.8/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
Lake Moomaw is a lake in western Virginia. It is formed by the Gathright Dam on the Jackson River. The lake is named for Benjamin Moomaw, a local businessman who was a promoter of the dam project. Outlet from the lake can be released from nine portals at various depths, in order to control downstream water temperature and flow rates.
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  • It take a bit of driving on back roads to get to the Bolar Mountain campground and beach at the North End of Lake MooMaw which was created by the Gathright dam at the South End of the lake. It is acce...  more »
  • Beautiful mountain lake about 30-min drive through country side from Hot Springs, VA where we were staying. We got to the beach at 11.30 on a Friday in August and were very surprised to be absolutely ...  more »
  • Lots of great sites for camping. Would be better if the local towns were a bit closer. Very secluded. There is a beach and several boat ramps.