Moncove Lake State Park

Gap Mills, WV

Where are we going?

Moncove Lake State Park
Moncove Lake State Park
County Road 4
Gap Mills
WV 24941

304 772-3450

What is there to do?

Moncove Lake State Park could just be one of West Virginia's best secrets! Hidden away among the hills of the southeatern state line, this beautiful state park can be found in the pastoral setting of Monroe County.

What's great about this state park is that it's very family friendly, with all the facilities within walking distance from each other. 

Tucked away among the hills on the southeastern edge of the state lies Moncove Lake State Park. Located in the pastoral setting of Monroe County, Moncove Lake State Park seems worlds away from everyday realities. With all park facilities located within easy walking distance, this is the place to enjoy the simple things in life.

If you love the great outdoors, and adventure, just check out all the fun things you can do as a family here! 

If you want to relax on the waters edge and enjoy a spot of fishing, or stroll searching for wildlife - you can! If you would love to lie back and enjoy the sunset during summer, you can!

You can enjoy the scenery from the water with some boating, or grab those hiking boots and challenge yourself on one of the many trails around the park 

They also have swimming which is perfect on those warmer months, and if you really love the experience, why not extend it with some camping too!

Nature really is calling you at Moncove Lake State Park - so grab that sense of adventure and lets go!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free

Children: Free


When can we go?

Daylight hours

Playgrounds, restrooms, and swimming pool open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Camping open Jan to Oct 31


Any top tips?

Moncove Lake State Park’s campground includes 48 tent and trailer sites, 25 of which have electric hookups. There are picnic tables and fire rings with grill surfaces, drinking water, a dump station and a central bathhouse with showers. Firewood is available for purchase upon your arrival. West Virginia State Park campground reservations are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year. Campgrounds are open on a first-come, first-serve basis through October 31.

I’m Hungry!

Moncove Lake State Park is a great spot for a picnic! Three picnic shelters take reservations which can be made by calling the park office. There are also picnic areas for groups of varying sizes with grills and tables at each area and restroom facilities, water nearby and two playground areas in the picnic area.

Healthy Eating

Make sure you take plenty of bottled water so you can stay hydrated on your adventures! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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