Howell Run Picnic Area

Type: Camping – Elk Garden WV

Phone: 304 355-2346
Email (If available): 



The Howell Run Picnic Area is a day use facility overlooking Jennings Randolph Lake, providing a beautiful backdrop for picnicking, sightseeing and hiking. A nesting pair of bald eagles call Jennings Randolph Lake home. Bring binoculars for the lucky chance to spot a bald eagle.

Natural Features:

The Lake spans 952 acres in the rugged hills of the West Virginia Allegany Mountains.


At the Howell Run Picnic Area, enjoy the panoramic view of the lake.Walk the Lakeside trail which connects the picnic area with the Shaw Beach area.


Shelter #2 is handicap accessible and has running water. It is closest to the restroom and playground equipment. The Gazebo is located in the center of the picnic area.Shelter #1 is the first shelter as you drive in. Each shelter comfortably accommodates groups of up to 30 people in a lovely lakeside setting.

Nearby Attractions:

A mile down the road is Shaw Beach where you can enjoy swimming. The project offers facilities for hiking, fishing, biking, swimming, boating and camping.

Directions: From Cumberland, MD, take US 220 south to US 50W, go west to WV 42N, go north to WV 46E. Follow the signs to the Howell Run Picnic Area.

Howell Run Picnic Area

Latitude: 39.4169444444
Longitude: -79.1272222222

Address (If available):
Howell Run Picnic Area
PO Box 247
Elk Garden, WV 26717

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