The West Virginia Overlook provides a panoramic view of the dam, outlet works, and lake. This overlook is also home for the "Waffle Rock,"
a rare geologic structure that is a portion of the sandstone bedrock that was folded and fractured during the formation of the Appalachian Mountains over 300 million years ago. The waffle formation itself results from iron oxide that leached into the fractured sandstone filling the void between the grains of sand, cementing them together extra strongly. The resulting dark red sandstone along the joints was more resistant to erosion and weathering than the surrounding rock and stands as the grids of the waffle. The West Virginia Overlook is open year round, weather permitting.