Jennings Randolph Lake announces Fourth of July scheduled activities

Published June 28, 2013

JENNINGS RANDOLPH LAKE  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Jennings Randolph Lake will host tours of the dam, interpretive programs, and other family friendly activities as part of this year's Fourth of July weekend.


Holiday weekend activities at the lake include interpretive programs and intake control tower tours. The interpretive programs will be presented in the Robert W. Craig campground amphitheater on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 at 9 p.m. The public is encouraged to take part in these free events.


The Friends of Jennings Randolph Lake are sponsoring a Raptor Program by the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center on Saturday July 6.  The program will take place in the Robert W. Craig Campground Pavilion. The first program will begin promptly at 11 am on Saturday July 6 with the second program beginning at 1 p.m.  Program admission is free.


Tours of the Jennings Randolph tower are scheduled from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 6.  Tours will begin every 30 minutes and interested parties are asked to meet at the West Virginia Overlook. Each tour is limited to no more than 20 people.  Photography and videography of any kind (including cell photos) are not permitted.


Due to the sensitive flood risk management mission, all participants must sign-in with the ranger and provide federal or state issued photo identification card.  Adults with proper identification are able to sign for accompanying children (16 years old or younger).  Additionally, cameras, cell phones, video equipment and bags of any kind (purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc.) are not permitted inside.  Please make arrangements prior to signing up for the tour on site as exceptions will not be made.


Contact the park office at 304-355-2346, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or visit, for more information.


Bill Donnellan

Release no. 13-016