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Recreation in Lincoln County

Opportunities abound for family fun and the entrepreneur as well. If you like nature you're naturally going to love Lincoln County!


Ole' Henry's Camping Retreat

Ole Henry's Camping Retreat

Henry's Camping Retreat is a family owned campground conveniently located approximately one mile from the Mud River lake and 11 miles from Hamlin.  It's open all year round except for Easter and Christmas.  Accommodations include cabin rentals, full hookup RV sites, tent sites, shower houses, and a 40 bed bunkhouse with a kitchen.  Amenities include a beach area, large playground with 50 foot slides, two large picnic shelters, and a large pavilion with a stage. They have a Giovanni's restaurant on site and also some good down home cooking.  Inside is also a country store with live bait, fishing supplies, and is stocked with a little bit of everything.  This is the perfect place for hunters to stay and relax while hunting.  Great for birthday parties, family reunions, weddings, and church gatherings.  This is a great getaway to make memories and share fun times with your family and friends.  
For more information please call 304-524-2600.  

Hatfield - McCoy Trails

Hatfield - McCoy Trails

Blessed by nature with some of the best terrain for outdoor recreation in the state, Lincoln County is now adding ATV trail riding to it's vast portfolio of outdoor offerings. With the 2012 opening of the Ivy Branch trail system in Lincoln County,nearly 100 miles will be added to the Hatfield-McCoy's existing 600-mile system. Eventually, the Hatfield-McCoy Trails network will include more than 1,000 trail miles. "Nobody in the east is coming close to offering what we have," said Jeff Lusk, Director of the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority. "For this type of activity, we are the East's Disney World."

Upper Mud River Lake & Recreation Area

Mud River Lake & Recreation Area

Lincoln County is also home to the Mud River Dam Recreation Area, a 307-acre lake designed for boating and fishing. The shorelines of this picturesque lake are graced by an abundance of picnic areas and hiking opportunities. Each year in early June The Lincoln County Bluegrass & Gospel Festival takes place here. This festival features local talent plus award winning groups from Tennessee and Kentucky. Bring your lawn chairs, a picnic basket, or enjoy refreshments from the concession stand as you listen to some of the best bluegrass & gospel music to be found anywhere. For two days in June the hills are truly alive with the sound of music.

Hunting & Fishing

Hunting & Fishing

Nestling snugly in southwestern West Virginia, Lincoln County was once the favorite hunting and fishing grounds of Native Americans inhabiting the Appalachian foothills. Today, Lincoln County remains a hunting and fishing destination for sportsman throughout the region. In addition to the public hunting offered at the Hilbert Hunting Area and the Big Ugly Public Hunting Area, arrangements can be made with local landowners for private hunts. Numerous local shops and a new Cabela's just ten minutes away round out the total outdoor experience.

Lincoln County Quilt Trail

Lincoln County Quilt Trail

A National Quilt Trail is rapidly spreading across Ohio to Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Iowa, North Carolina, and beyond. Over 400 colorful quilt squares adorn barns, and other significant community structures. Lincoln County is a part of this popular movement. The Steering Committee headed by Lincoln County Parks & Recreation is busy constructing, placing, and dedicating these beautiful works of art.

Lincoln County Shooting Range

Lincoln County Shooting Range

The Lincoln County "Caitlin Ellen Cremeans Memorial" Shooting Range is a shooting range at Mud River Dam. This is a community shooting range.Upper Mud River Dam, Hamlin, West Virginia. The mission of the Lincoln County Shooting Range is to challenge all adults to introduce gun safety and hunting to children of tomorrow.

Branchland Park & Guyandotte River

The Annual Guyandotte River Regatta

Featuring easy river access and The Annual Guyandotte River Regatta, Branchland Park has a lot to offer. A group of local citizen volunteers formed a committee to revitalize the area. Located across from Branchland Lumber, 6.2 miles South of West Hamlin on McClellan Hwy (Rt. 10). Coming soon: picnic area, walking trail, and horseshoe pits.

Canoeing on the Coal River

Coal River

The Coal River Group (CRG) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the protecting, preserving, and promoting the Coal River watershed. Since 2004 the Group has been working to restore the quality of the watershed and increase river recreation in southern West Virginia. 

Lake Camp View

Camp Lake View

Camp Lake View is nestled on the left fork of Mud River Lake in Lincoln County, West Virginia. Camp Lake View, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1998 when the Lincoln County Commission set aside 70 acres for a residence camping facility. This facility is available for reservation and use by groups or individuals for a fee.  A rustic 8-person cabin, canoes, and kayaks are available for use on the lake.

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