ATTENTION: Cheat Lake Property Owners and Boaters – Starting at 12:00 a.m. on November 1, 2023, winter lake level limits will go into effect on Cheat Lake.  At that time, minimum reservoir levels will decrease from 868-ft to 857-ft. Please remove all docks prior to this time.  Winter lake levels will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2024. The winter boat launch ramp at Cheat Lake Park will be open from November 1, 2023 until May 1, 2024, to accommodate boaters who wish to launch a boat on Cheat Lake.  


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.