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“A very pretty Virginia lake.”
Review of Lake Moomaw

Lake Moomaw
Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Covington
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Owner description: There's something for everyone at Lake Moomaw, from hiking and swimming to fishing.
Midlothian, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
350 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“A very pretty Virginia lake.”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very easy to get to, this National Forest is worth a visit. They have fishing, boating, swimming and camping. It is a National Forest so if you like the outdoors, you will love this place. Wildlife everywhere. We came up from Clifton Forge for the day and enjoyed the visit. General store has a small variety of goods including expensive gasoline. Lots of boats are stored here and you can spend an enjoyable day in the outdoors. We saw a bear crossing the road which is always fun. We don't get that opportunity very often but this lake is fairly remote and your wildlife sightings are higher than normal. You can visit the dam and get an up close view of the wall.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice place to relax”
Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We visit this area often. It's worth the trip if you want a beach feel and are in the area. There is a place to swim and bath houses. Also the have boat parking and ramp. You will need to bring towels, snacks and drinks . An umbrella also because shade is very limited.

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South pittsburg
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Roaming the mountain ”
Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I visited the area in late August. The weather was rather comfortable, but I did go early In the morning. No one was out and I had the mountain lake to myself so to speak. It was a quick trip but a rather beautiful spot to see.

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South Mills, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Enjoyable day on the lake”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Went from Millboro Springs to Lake Moomaw which is about an hour's drive. One time we went several years ago, hadn't had much rain during the year and the lake was all dried up. This time, however, lake was beautiful with different colors. Sandy beach had recently been raked and was very clean. When we go back next year, will take umbrellas, chairs, floats for the lake and intend to spend the whole day there. I personally didn't go in one of the bathrooms but husband said it was reasonably clean. Nice to have outdoor showers to rinse sand off before getting back in the car. Picnic area was clean and shady.

Visited September 2013
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Howland, Texas, United States
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wow, Showers!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We spend most of our summers camping in the Western United States so a camping trip in Virginia was very different for us. The campground loop we stayed in is very well maintained and had 4 free showers and flush toilets. If you were a camper you didn't have to pay the $5 fee at the beach, which also had free showers. Anyone that camps out West knows how rare showers are and that you have to go to town and pay for them. That alone made Lake Moomaw a bargain. There was a power outage while we were there and the staff worked very hard to lessen that inconvenience. The scenery at the lake was lovely and we enjoyed our time in Western Virginia.

Visited July 2013
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