Alpine Lake - United States, West Virginia, Terra Alta


Located in Terra Alta, West Virginia, Alpine Lake is a pristine lake with a beautiful sandy beach. The beach stretches for 1,200 feet and the sand is a light color, creating a tropical vibe in the mountains.


Amenities at Alpine Lake include a picnic area, restrooms, and changing rooms. Lifeguards are not on duty, so swimmers must exercise caution. Dogs are not allowed on the beach.


activities available at the beach include swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating, and sunbathing.


There is a parking lot at Alpine Lake and parking is free for visitors. The lot is located just a short walk from the beach, so visitors don't have to carry their gear too far.

Fun Fact

Fun facts about Alpine Lake include that the lake was created by damming the Blackwater River in 1928 and is now a popular spot for fishing, with largemouth bass, rainbow trout, and bluegill being the most common species caught.


There are many attractions near Alpine Lake, including the Blackwater Falls State Park, which is just a short drive away. The park has hiking trails, horseback riding, and camping options. Visitors can also explore the nearby towns of Thomas and Davis, which have many shops, restaurants, and art galleries.


There are several restaurants near Alpine Lake, including Sirianni's Cafe, which serves Italian cuisine, and the Alpine Lake Resort Restaurant, which offers American-style dining.


There are several hotels near Alpine Lake, including the Alpine Lake Resort, which offers a variety of lodging options, from hotel rooms to cabins. The resort also has an indoor pool, fitness center, and golf course. Another nearby hotel is the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hazelton/Bruceton Mills, which is located just a short drive from Alpine Lake and offers comfortable rooms at an affordable price.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 85/100

Alpine Lake does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

No, Alpine Lake does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

Alpine Lake is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

Alpine Lake is not generally considered a good swimming beach.

Alpine Lake does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

No, Alpine Lake maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

Alpine Lake does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

Alpine Lake is not known for any activities in particular.

Alpine Lake does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Alpine Lake is not dog-friendly.

Alpine Lake is not generally considered to be good for surfing.