Lake Buffalo

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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. While the lake is open year-round, toilets are closed in winter. 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.

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Camping & Cabins

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Boating - Motorized

Boating is limited to electric trolling motors. Facilities include vault toilets, a parking lot, and a concrete boat ramp.