Lake Activities

Stonewall Jackson Lake

Stonewall Jackson Lake, 26 miles long with 82 miles of shoreline, is comprised of secluded coves and private fingers, affording the boater or fisherman access to unmatched fishing and days of exploration. Little Sorrel, the resort’s 100-passenger excursion boat, provides regular lake tours. Smaller watercraft are available for rent and are the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful lake and surrounding landscape. For more information, please call 304-269-7400 or click here to email us.

YOLO Stand Up Paddle Boards

Stand Up Paddling(or as we call it--"Yoloing"), also known as SUP, is the perfect combination of surfing and traditional canoeing or kayaking. Using a canoe-like paddle and standing atop a larger version of a traditional longboard surfboard, paddlers push themselves through the water with perfectly choreographed side to side paddle strokes. Stand-up paddling offers a phenomenal core workout with a cadence much like swimming or cycling. The use of the boards is complimentary to resort guests.

*Water equipment is available seasonally. Please call 304.269.8899 to ensure availability.


An early morning kayak/canoe trip is an excellent way to enjoy the wildlife along the lake. Kayaks are complimentary for resort guest and can be checked out at the recreation center by the pool. The recreation attendant can tell you good places to go based on your experience. *Water equipment is available seasonally. Please call 304.269.8899 to ensure availability.

The Popular Lick and Oak Lick Bays are closest to the marina by traveling north on the lake between the campground and the marina (across from the picnic area). The two areas are close together but are small. From the lodge, travel south around the campground point and look for the bays on the left via tunnels under the service road.

If you have your own kayak or canoe, check out Canoe Run. Located to the right of the Rt. 19 bridge just south of the marina. Another option is found if you continue straight after passing by the bridge. You can go into the Sand Fork area which is a no wake area.


Enjoy the outdoors on Stonewall Jackson Lake. You can bring your own boat or rent a boat from our Marina. You can go fishing, water ski, tube, jet ski or enjoy the flora and fauna around the lake.

For nature observation, boating south (upstream) from the marina is a good option. After passing under the Rt. 19 bridge, the main body of the lake will curve to the right. After turning right, you'll see an island that designates a No Wake area of the lake which continues for approximately 6 miles to the headwaters of the lake. Watch for Osprey, Bald Eagle, Beaver and Otters.