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Just add water


Our recipe for soaking up fun in the sun requires one important ingredient: water! Luckily Mountaineer Country has more than its share of H2O to go around. Whether you want to take on the rapids, glide calmly down backwaters, cast out from the middle of the lake or simply dive right in—Mountaineer Country is your vacation destination for when you want to make a splash! 

You can pack some power into your visit and discover all 13 miles of beautiful Cheat Lake on a jet ski or motorboat; don’t forget the skis and tubes! Boaters can launch from two lake marinas:  Edgewater and Sunset, as well as the Port of Star City that accesses the Mon River. Plus, the backwaters of Cheat Lake and Little Sandy Creek are prime spots for anglers! 
Fishermen will especially love the fish cleaning station available at the Cheat Lake Swimming Area at Millstone Point Beach. 

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