Notice: Lake Lynn Generation closed the tailrace fishing platform at the Hydroelectric Dam for public safety until further notice. The recent high tailwater has caused streambank erosion under the platform and along the walkway. Lake Lynn expects to complete the stabilization, pending permit issuance, by the end of September 2024. The erosion is not impacting the safety of the hydroelectric generation station.


Located in northeastern Monongalia County, W.Va., Cheat Lake was formed in 1925 by damming the Cheat River to serve the needs of a hydroelectric generating facility, the 52-megawatt Lake Lynn Power Station, now owned and operated by Lake Lynn Generation, LLC.


On June 7, 2000, Allegheny Energy dedicated a new recreation spot in Monongalia County, W.Va., as a symbol of its commitment to the environment and the community. Located by Lake Lynn Power Station and the picturesque Cheat Lake. It is a first-class facility.


Lifeguards are not on duty. For the safety of all those who use the Cheat Lake facility, a 1,000-foot exclusion zone is marked by warning buoys upstream of the Lake Lynn dam. Four red warning lights provide warnings to boaters on the lake that they are nearing the dam.