Lake Buffalo

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Lake Buffalo

Lake Buffalo is a 22-acre lake that offers fishermen a quiet retreat. It is regularly stocked with trout by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Lake Buffalo is located near the town of Bartow.

Facilities include a parking lot, a picnic area, and a concrete boat ramp. For those looking for an extended stay there are dispersed campsites in the area.  Also located close by is Island Campground

At a Glance

Open Season: Mid-April - beginning of December
Restrictions: Swimming is not permitted.
Closest Towns: Bartow, WV
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Greenbrier Ranger Station

General Information


From Bartow, take US-250S to WV-28N, Stay on WV-28N for 0.3 miles to Forest Road 54, take Forest Rd. for 2.5 miles and the parking area will be on your right.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Lake and Pond Fishing

Regularly stocked with trout by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Also has an accessible fishing area.

A valid West Virginia State Fishing License is required, along with a National Forest stamp, a Conservation stamp, and a trout stamp. Please contact the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources for more information on fishing and hunting licensing requirements.

Water Activities

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