About This Park
Just minutes off I-79, Stonewall Resort State Park offers a secluded retreat tucked into the hills alongside Stonewall Jackson Lake. With a lodge, cottages, campgrounds, three restaurants, and a wide variety of recreational offerings from boating to golf, the resort has amenities and accommodations to suit all ages.
Stonewall Resort State Park is one of West Virginia’s newest state parks. The park and lake were completed in 1990 as a project of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which purchased the property to build a flood control dam. The lake and state park are named after Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, who was born in Clarksburg and raised in nearby Jackson’s Mill. Since 2002, Stonewall Resort has been operated by a private developer in partnership with the state.
Stillwaters– Dining in Stillwaters, the resort’s signature restaurant, is always a pleasure. Whether you are dining inside or outside, you’ll enjoy attentive service and mouthwatering, authentic cuisine. Locally sourced game, fish and produce are prepared by the talented culinary staff with a unique flare.
Lightburn’s– This menu features both traditional Appalachian favorites and as well as inspired creations that are as unexpected and flavorful as life tends to be! Come, relax and indulge while taking in an incredible panoramic view of The Palmer Course, Stonewall Jackson Lake and the resort’s sprawling grounds.
TJ Muskies Lounge– Get comfortable in the casual surroundings of Muskies. Patio and lake views, along with multiple televisions, make TJ Muskies an ideal spot to give into the temptation of generous appetizers and sandwich combos. Add your favorite beverages and celebrate good times with great food and friends, old and new. Live music on most Saturday nights brings out the dancer in everyone!
Autumn Laurel Brooke Trail
This trail starts near the cottages just on the other side of the causeway and runs along the lakeshore until it ascends Chipmunk Point. The trail passes through habitat for deer, turkey, squirrels, chipmunks, birds and box turtles. (Turtle Shell Spring at the top of the hill is named for the abundance of turtle shells found in the area.)
Distance: 1.5-mile loop
Hevener’s Orchard Trail
This trail starts near the Welcome Center at the resort entrance and makes a gradual ascent about 200 feet, where it meanders through a meadow before its descent. The meadow is a good location for viewing wildflowers and a variety of wildlife.
Distance: 3.2 miles
Chipmunk Point Hike
This trail is an offshoot of the Autumn Laurel Brooke Trail. When Autumn Laurel Brook begins its ascent, continue on a mostly level grade overlooking the water to the Chipmunk Point peninsula. The area is prime viewing for hawks and other birds of prey due to its remote location.
Distance: 1 mile
This trail starts near the cottages on the other side of the causeway and runs along the lake shore at a gentle grade before ascending 200 feet to a level bench near the ridge. The trail is marked with stone cairns of unknown origin; some theorize they were created by Native Americans or early white settlers. A large, upright stone about a mile from the trail head shows evidence of human tooling and has embedded bullets.
Distance: 2.6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Lakeside Nature Trail
This gently rolling trail starts at the lodge and follows along the lake before crossing the park road and meandering up and back along Carrion Bay. The trail offers scenic views of the lake and quiet places in one of the more remote areas of the park.
Distance: 3.2-mile loop
Woodland Trail (coming soon)
This trail begins at the Hevener’s Orchard Trail head near the clubhouse and will follow a series of switchbacks to an easy walk on a natural bench, eventually ending on Cairns Trial.
Distance: 1.4 miles