Summer Pond Elevations are in effect until Oct. 31st
***The South Trail at Cheat Lake Park is temporarily closed until further notice due to trail damage from storms***

Hydroelectric

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.

Recreation

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.

Safety

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.