Most of the time Pittsburghcreekside.com is usually about my fishing and outdoor adventures in and around Pittsburgh but on occasion I do go on walk-about outside of the 412. This is one of those occasions - Father's Day Retreat to Stonewall Resort in West Virginia.
Father's Day with my family at Stonewall Resort in West Virginia in Roanoke, West Virginia. It was a great adventure into the Mountain State. My son and had some quality fishing time. We had a family hike over to the marina and fed the massive schools of carp. The pool, the food and making S'mores at the lodge fire pit were outstanding. If you are in need of a retreat, try Stonewall Resort.
Stonewall Resort and Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park are about 2 hours and 15 minutes south of Pittsburgh, PA in central West Virginia. The 2,600 acre Stonewall Jackson Lake is listed as one of the top West Virginia waters for Muskellunge and Crappie according to the Charleston Gazette. Also, the lake is one of the best bass fishing lakes in West Virginia.
Local Fare and Drink Fit For a Mountain King
If you do visit the resort be sure to go to TJ Muskies Bar and Grille and order a Forager Burger which is a 7oz. Wild boar burger, wild mushrooms, spring onions, demi-glace, lettuce, tomato, and thick sliced local swiss. Be sure to partner that up with a Big Timber Ale from the Big Timber Brewing Company in nearby Elkins, WV.
|Big Timer Lager|
Father's Day BBQ Brunch
There was an outstanding Father's Day BBQ Brunch - Adobo brisket, buckwheat pancakes, Carolina BBQ chicken, Texas style prime rib, biscuits and gravy, peel and eat shrimp and so much more.
Make Your Own S'mores
Making 'Smores at the lodge fire-pit is always fun. Hint - go into TJ Muskies and ask the bartenders for a S'mores kit. The kit comes with everything you need to make your own S'mores.
Stonewall Jackson Lake
|Sunset on Stonewall Jackson Lake|
Fishing at Stonewall
My son and I caught about 15-20 Blue Gill and Crappie in our two days on the water. We were using night-crawlers and flipping Panther Martin spinners.
At The Marina
|Feeding the Carp at the Marina at Stonewall Jackson Lake|
Here are some links below to Stonewall Resort:
About the Resort
Marina at Stonewall Resort
Fishing at Stonewall Resort
And until next time...
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. - John Buchan