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Howell Run Picnic Area

Jennings Randolph Lake



The Howell Run Picnic Area overlooks Jennings Randolph Lake which is home to a nesting pair of bald eagles. Visitors can enjoy the view, take a walk on the Lakeside trail, or explore the beach area nearby. There are two shelters that can accommodate groups of up to 30 people, as well as a gazebo, restroom, playground equipment, and a variety of outdoor activities.


The Howell Run Picnic Area is a day use facility overlooking Jennings Randolph Lake, providing a beautiful backdrop for picnicking, sightseeing and hiking. A nesting pair of bald eagles call Jennings Randolph Lake home. Bring binoculars for the lucky chance to spot a bald eagle.


At the Howell Run Picnic Area, enjoy the panoramic view of the lake. Walk the Lakeside trail which connects the picnic area with the Shaw Beach area.


Shelter #2 is handicap accessible and has running water. It is closest to the restroom and playground equipment. The Gazebo is located in the center of the picnic area. Shelter #1 is the first shelter as you drive in. Each shelter comfortably accommodates groups of up to 30 people in a lovely lakeside setting.

Natural Features

The Lake spans 952 acres in the rugged hills of the West Virginia Allegany Mountains.

Nearby Attractions

A mile down the road is Shaw Beach where you can enjoy swimming. The project offers facilities for hiking, fishing, biking, swimming, boating and camping.
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