What To Do

Freshwater Fishing abounds in Jackson County.

  • Elk Fork Lake coves 278-acres along Gay Road in eastern Jackson County.  Average depth is 18 ft.  Facilities include a concrete boat ramp  and is handicap accessible.
  • Frozen Camp Right Fork Lake is a 24-acre lake located within the Frozen Camp Wildlife Management Area.  Located off County Road 28, just 2 miles from US Rt. 33, a concrete boat ramp and dock are available.  the lake has an average depth of 7 ft.
  • Wiblin Fork Lake is located down the road just a 1/2 mile from Right Fork Lake.  This 18-acre lake is accessible by foot only. The large marsh area is home to various waterfowl.
  • Rollins Lake covers 41 acres and is located near the intersection of Rt 62 and Rt 87.  With an average depth of 6 ft., this facility is stocked with trout monthly from January to April.  A boat ramp is available and only electric motors are allowed.
  • Near Kenna is Woodrum Lake which has been stocked for several years with fingerlings.
  • O’Brien Lake covers 217 acres and is located 6.6 miles from I-77 along Statts Mills Road.  This lake is approximately 6 miles long with an average depth of 16 ft.  A concrete boat ramp is available.
  • Turkey Run Lake is located in the Turkey Run Wildlife Management Area just north of Ravenswood along Rt 68.  This lke is 15 acres serves as a fishing lake with bank access.  A wheelchair accessible pathway is also provided as a fishing peninsula.


  • Greenhills Country Club is a public course located near the Silverton exit of I-77.  The 18-hole course offers a pro shop, bar and restaurant.  Overnight lodging is also available.
  • Raven Pines is located just off Rt.68 near Murraysville.  This 18-hole course consists mostly of par three holes and flat fairways.  There is also a driving range and restaurant.
  • Sycamore Creek is located approximately 4 miles from Ripley.

Disc Golf:   Disc Golf can be found at the West Virginia Baptist Conference Center along Parchment Valley Road, west of Ripley and at Cedar Lakes Conference Center.

Hunting: Limited hunting is offered at State owned Wildlife Management Areas which are located at Buffington Island, near Ravenswood;  Frozen Camp, off Rt 33 east of Ripley; O’Brien Lake, near Statts Mill; and Woodrum Lake near Kenna.

Archery: A 3-D outdoor archery course is available at Cow Row Archery near Cottageville.  An indoor archery range is available at The Great Outdoors, near the Fairplain exit I-77.

Hiking: Nature trails are available at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center.

Camping:  Overnight camping is available at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, near Cottageville; Ruby Lakes, near Sandyville; Cedar lakes Trailer Court, near Ripley; Rippling Waters Campground near Goldtown; and Statts Mill Campground and cabins.