Jennings Randolph Lake announces free Labor Day activities

Published Aug. 26, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Jennings Randolph Lake will host a variety of free activities Labor Day weekend including interpretative programs, intake control tower tours, and a raptor informational program.

The interpretive programs will be presented at the Robert W. Craig campground amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31 at 8:30 p.m.

Tours of the Jennings Randolph Lake intake control tower are available from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31.  Tours will begin every 30 minutes with the last one starting at 3:30 pm and each tour is limited to 20 people so early arrival is encouraged. Photography and videography of any kind (including cell photos) are not permitted. All interested parties are asked to meet at the West Virginia Overlook.

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.

The Friends of Jennings Randolph Lake are sponsoring a Raptor Program by the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, Aug. 30.  The program will take place in the Robert W. Craig Campground Pavilion at 11 a.m. and program admission is free.

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. 14-019