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Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park, WV

Friday, August 16, 2002 - 11:00am by Lolo
550 miles and 10 hours from our last stop - 1 night stay


Our trip was nearly over now and we were into the final stretch. A long day of driving brought us to this pretty state park in the heart of West Virginia--our last stop before reaching home. It was actually quite nice, with campsites perched alongside the edge of a very pretty lake. Unfortunately, there was no beach area to swim from by the campground.

Although we were just passing through, it was obvious that most of our fellow campers were here for longer stays and that the park was a destination in itself, with boating, fishing, etc. These were the kind of campgrounds I like to wander around at night admiring all the homey touches the campers have added--which Herb finds so tacky. You know, little Budweiser lights hanging from the canopies, cutesy signs identifying the campers within, etc.

Well, this was it--the end of the journey. By late afternoon tomorrow we would be home again.


Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park in the heart of West Virginia was named for the famous U.S. General whose boyhood home was not far from the park.

The main attraction in the park is the 2,650-acre Stonewall Jackson Lake, constructed in the mid-1980s by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Facilities include a marina, boat docks, fishing pier, and boat rentals (including 4 houseboats).

There is a 34-site campground with full hookups located right on the lake.

Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park location map in "high definition"

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