Conaway stocking suspended until dam repairs are completed

Conaway stocking suspended until dam repairs are completed
Conaway Run Lake forms behind an inpoundment in the Conaway Run Lake Wildlife Management Area.

Trout stocking at Conaway Run Lake in Tyler County has been suspended until repair work to the dam is completed, the Division of Natural Resources announced. Adverse weather conditions have delayed the needed dam repair work.

The dam at Conaway Run Lake has been stabilized to ensure safety, proper function, and structural integrity, but the boat ramp, parking lot, and access road to the dam have been closed to ensure the safety of anglers and the public. Construction is expected to resume in the spring, and the division plans to reopen these facilities in the early summer.

The 30-acre lake accommodates fishing for trout, bluegill, largemouth bass, and channel catfish and is stocked with trout from February until May.

Ten primitive campsites with vault toilets and well water and a 100-yard shooting range have been developed in the surrounding 630-acre Conaway Run Wildlife Management Area.

The wildlife management area consist primarily of hardwood forest and brush cover, and game traditionally taken therein include deer, grouse, squirrel, rabbit, and migratory game birds.

For more information, please contact Nate Taylor, District 6 fisheries biologist at Parkersburg, at 304-420-4550 or email

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