Lake Activities

Stonewall Jackson Lake

There are lots of ways to explore Stonewall Jackson Lake's 26 miles! Kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, standup paddle boards, aqua cycles and the resort's own Little Sorrel cruise vessel are available to guests enjoying overnight accommodations in our lodge and cottages. Aqua cycles, pontoon and fishing boats are available to rent, and guest may bring their own watercraft as well.

With 82 miles of shoreline, our lake is comprised of secluded coves and private fingers, affording the boater or fisherman access to unmatched fishing and days of exploration. Little Sorrel provides regular lake tours and is the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful lake and surrounding landscape at a relaxed pace. For more information, please call 304.269.7400.

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 aboard a fishing or pontoon boat, available for rent from our Marina, or you may bring your own boat or jet ski. For docking and lake access information, we recommend you call the marina in advance of your stay at 304.269.8895.

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.