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  • September

    “Bobber’s” Birthday

    On Saturday September 4th the Friends of Burnsville Lake sponsored “Bobber’s” Birthday at Bulltown Campground. The event was filled with fun and entertainment for the whole family, kids even got to have Cupcakes with Bobber! The evening ended with live music from the band Restless!
  • July

    Hero of the Month

    Lisa Hess, Natural Resource Management Specialist at Burnsville Lake, coordinated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involvement in a very successful Third Annual Freedom Festival at Burnsville Lake. She was involved in months of planning and a lot of hard work from the Burnsville Freedom Festival committee, the Town of Burnsville staff, the Burnsville Lake team, the Friends of Burnsville Lake members, the Burnsville Lake Volunteers, and the many dedicated members of the local community and surrounding counties.
  • April

    "I Got Caught" Wearing My Life Jacket!

    Rangers will be on the look out for adults wearing their life jackets when they are in or around water. If an adult is caught wearing their life jacket, we might give them a beach towel, provided by the Corps Foundation, as a reward for wearing their life jacket!
  • February

    Save a Life - Burnsville Lake Recycle a Life Jacket January 2020 Campaign

    Huntington District, Kanawha Area, Burnsville Lake Ranger Lisa Hess launched the Save A Life – Burnsville Lake Recycle A Life Jacket Campaign January 1st, 2020. The campaign ran for the entire month. The purpose was to kick off the year with the community thinking about and being aware of water safety, by helping to “Fill the BOAT” with new, used, slightly used and very, very well loved life jackets.
  • October

    Cultivating Mussels

    Through a partnership between U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, mussels were cultivated in Burnsville Lake and Sutton Lake within West Virginia. In May, multiple cages were placed with fish infested with larval mussels within the lake.
  • September

    A September to Remember at Burnsville Lake

    We would like to thank everyone that came out and supported our “September to Remember" Event. There were over 400 visitors to Burnsville Lake.
  • July

    Burnsville Lake Freedom Festival

    On July 5th and 6th, the Burnsville community came together with the common goal to celebrate Independence Day and provide free entertainment to the local community, as well as the campers and boaters at Burnsville Lake.
  • May

    Junior Ranger Program

    ​Burnsville Lake assisted Sutton Lake with their Junior Ranger Program last week by teaching the students about the wildlife of West Virginia and how it relates to being a Park Ranger. Additionally, the students got to meet a special guest, a leucistic black rat snake, while learning how to identify venomous and non-venomous snakes found in their area.
  • Burnsville Lake Mussel Study

    This summer you may notice several blue barrels floating by the Dam. Those barrels are part of an ongoing mussel study that is being conducted through a partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
  • April

    Burnsville Lake Hosts First Aid and CPR Training

    ​The Burnsville Lake new office addition was used to host a joint first aid and CPR training for 18 staff members from both Burnsville and Sutton Lakes and 5 volunteers.
  • October

    Halloween Spooktacular with Bobber

    This year’s Halloween Spooktacular with Bobber was held at the Burnsville Lake Riffle Run Campground. Participants enjoyed learning about water safety. Additionally, they made and took home a canvas painting of Bobberto remind them to be safe during Halloween. Bobber the water safety dog promoted checking your candy just like you check your life jacket!Campers and community members participated in a scavenger hunt in which kids got to learn about the Riffle Run Campground and our staff.
  • August

    Camping with the Stars

    On July 29th Burnsville Lake's Camping with the Stars event brought over 254 people to the Bulltown Campground.
  • May

    2017 West Virginia Strawberry Festival Grand Feature Parade

    On Saturday May 20, 2017 Bobber the Water Safety Dog attended the 2017 West Virginia Strawberry Festival Grand Feature Parade in Buckhannon, West Virginia.
  • April

    2016 Wallback Lake Youth Fishing Derby

    On April 16 Burnsville Lake Park Ranger Ben Coulter and Bobber the Water Safety Dog attended the 2016 Wallback Lake Youth Fishing Derby. The youth fishing event was a great opportunity to provide water safety information to several hundred children and their parents.
  • August

    Burnsville Lake Open House

    Burnsville Lake hosted approximately 200 visitors during its Open House on Aug. 31, 2014.