While your staying at C & G Campground there are plenty of opportunities to catch up on some fishing. The Elk River that runs by the campground offers a variety of specifies of fish such as smallmouth bass, trout, catfish, and many more. Other fishing locations are the Sutton Lake and below the Sutton Damn.
The 17,184-acre Elk River Wildlife Management Area that surrounds the Sutton Lake offers hunting for squirrel, turkey, deer, and waterfowl. That’s because the area has a great variety of terrain and cover, as well as an abundance of water sources. Mature hardwoods climb the steep hills and ridges around Sutton Lake and the Elk River and ponds are spotted throughout the area. There’s also a shooting range and several hunting trails you can use. And don’t forget to get your hunting license and stamps at www.wvhunt.com.
The Sutton Dam, located just upstream of Sutton and 101 miles above Charleston, is an imposing structure. It straddles Elk River at a height of 210 feet, with a top length of 1,178 feet. The dam controls a drainage area of 537 square miles, and creates a 1,520-acre lake at summer pool stage. The summer pool depth near the dam is 112 feet.
The Sutton Dam is located about 1.2 miles from C&G Campground. It offers picnic areas, kayak ramps, boat ramps, and playgrounds.
On the Elk River below the Sutton Damn there is a kayak put in that allows you to start at the beginning of the Elk River. This river passes the campground which has a take out spot for you to stop and rest at or end for the day.