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Jennings Randolph Lake is a constructed lake located on the North Branch Potomac River in Garrett County, Maryland and Mineral County, West Virginia approximately eight miles upstream of Bloomington, Maryland, and approximately five miles north of Elk Garden, West Virginia. The lake was constructed by a U.S. Army Corp of Engineers project authorized under the Flood Control Act of October 23, 1962 (Public Law 87-874) and is described in House Document No. 469, 87th Congress, second session. It was named for West Virginia Senator Jennings Randolph. A lake is a body of water surrounded by land. ... Upper part of the Potomac River The Potomac River flows into Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Location in the state of Maryland Formed 1872 Seat Oakland Area  - Total  - Water 1,699 km² (656 mi²) 21 km² (8 mi²) 1. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission... Mineral County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... Elk Garden is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ... There are multiple laws known as the Flood Control Act: Flood Control Act of 1917 Flood Control Act of 1928, passed in the wake of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 Flood Control Act of 1936 Flood Control Act of 1937 Flood Control Act of 1938 Flood Control Act of... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... A congress is a gathering of people, especially a gathering for a political purpose. ... Jennings Randolph (March 8, 1902–May 8, 1998) was an American politician from West Virginia. ...

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Howell Run Picnic Area

The picnic area is nestled into the rugged hillside and provides the picnicker with a beautiful view of the lake. In addition, a one mile down and back lakeside trail provides the visitor a means to walk off that large picnic lunch.The Howell Run Picnic Area has 26 picnic tables, 13 grills, two covered pavilions, a comfort facility with flush toilets, potable water, playground equipment, volleyball court, and two horseshoe pits for our visitors' enjoyment. The two covered pavilions each accommodate approximately 50 guests and are equipped with large, group-size grills.The shelters are available for reservations for $50.00/day or can be used on a first-come, first-saved basis. Contact a member of the ranger staff for reservations or call the administration office at (304) 355-2346 during the hours of 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.


Howell Run Boat Launch

The Howell Run Boat Launch (located off WV State Route 46) consists of a wide two-lane concrete ramp, with a floating dock for temporary loading and unloading of boats.The large paved parking area insures plenty of parking spaces and a comfort facility is available for the boater's convenience. Motorboats, sailboats, and other watercraft frequent the lake with water skiing and fishing being the most popular pastime. A vault toilet comfort station is available at the launch facility. Both the comfort station and the launch ramp are lighted at night.A $3.00 day use fee is charged for launching trailered boats; however, annual passes are available for $30.00. The annual pass will be valid for 12 months from the date of sale. (Dpulicate passes will no longer be sold.) There is no launching fee for registered campers and Golden Age/ Golden Access cardholders are entitled to a 50 percent discount towards the boat launch fee. West Virginia Route 46 is unique as West Virginia State Highways go; as it lies largely within Mineral County, but also travels through Allegany County, Maryland. ...


Robert W. Craig Campground

Our campground is hosted by four full time park attendants that are dedicated to make your stay with us at the Robert W. Craig Campground as enjoyable as possible. This family oriented campground is spaciously located on the hills above the lake. The campground has 82 campsites, of which 70 have electrical services. The facility has hot showers, water hydrants every third or fourth site, and flush toilets at the washhouse and in the back loop comfort station.The campground also features a playground for children, campground store, horseshoe pits, and an amphitheater for evening programs presented by the ranger staff on Saturday nights. A large group picnic shelter with electricity, potable water, a full basketball court and horseshoe pits is also available.The ranger staff as well as the campground hosts will be happy to register any fish caught for our "Catch of the Month" contest.In addition, the "High Timber" and "Sunset" trails are provided for your hiking enjoyment. The "High Timber Trail" is a 3/4 mile tree identification trail while the Sunset Trail offers the hiker a panoramic view of the back of the dam.


Shaw Beach

The Shaw Beach offers a place to cool off on a hot summer day, sand on your feet, a sunny grassy area for relaxing with your favorite book or enjoy the view of the lake. The facility includes a forty-car parking lot, two hundred-foot swim beach, restroom/changing building, playground equipment, water fountains, foot wash station, information bulletin board, and picnic tables.The Corps does not provide lifeguards but does provide safety throw rings each day the beach is open. Beach rules and regulations are posted on the bulletin board. The area is generally open from the week before Memorial Day through the week after Labor Day.


Source: US Corp of Engineers

Potomac River system
Dams and aqueducts
Bloomington Dam | Westvaco Dam | Cumberland Flood Control Dam
Natural features & Regions
Western Maryland | Baltimore-Washington Metro Area | Chesapeake |

Eastern Panhandle | Allegheny Plateau | Ridge-and-valley Appalachians The Potomac River at Great Falls, MD from Olmstead Island, water relatively low The Potomac River flows into Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Scrivener Dam, Canberra Australia, was engineered to withstand a once-in-5000-years flood event A dam is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or retards the flow, often creating a reservoir, lake or impoundment. ... Pont du Gard, France, a Roman era aqueduct circa 19 BC, it is one of Frances top tourist attractions at over 1. ... Western Maryland is the portion of U.S. state of Maryland that consists of Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties. ... The official U.S. Census Bureau-designated Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV Combined Statistical Area. ... Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. ... Eastern panhandle The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is a narrow stretch of territory in the northeast of the state, bordering Maryland and Virginia. ... The Allegheny Plateau is a large, dissected plateau area in southern New York, western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and eastern Ohio. ... The Ridge-and-valley Appalachians are a belt within the Appalachian Mountains extending from northern New Jersey westward into Pennsylvania and southward into Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. ...

Tributaries
Savage River (MD) | Georges Creek (MD) | New Creek (WV) | Wills Creek (MD) | Pattersons Creek (WV) | Mill Creek (WV) | Mill Run (WV)| Little Cacapon River (WV) | Cacapon River (WV) | Dillons Run (WV) | Edwards Run (WV) | Lost River (WV) | North River (WV) | Sleepy Creek (WV/VA) | Back Creek (WV/VA) | Opequon Creek (WV/VA) | Antietam Creek (PA/MD) | Shenandoah River (WV/VA) | North Fork Shenandoah River (VA) | South Fork Shenandoah River (VA) | Monocacy River (MD) | Rock Creek (DC/MD) | Anacostia River (DC/MD) | Sligo Creek (MD) | Piscataway Creek (MD) | Occoquan River (VA) | Bull Run (VA) | Broad Run (VA) | Cedar Run (VA) | Neabsco Creek (VA) | Mattawoman Creek (MD) | Quantico Creek (VA) | Aquia Creek (VA) | Nanjemoy Creek (MD) | Port Tobacco River (MD) | Wicomico River (MD) | St. Marys River (MD) | Yeocomico River (VA)


A tributary (or affluent or confluent) is a contributory stream, a river that does not reach the sea, but joins another major river (a parent river), to which it contributes its waters, swelling its discharge. ... The Savage River is located in Garrett County, Maryland and is the first large tributary of the North Branch of the Potomac River. ... Georges Creek has its headwaters near Frostburg, Maryland and empties into the Potomac River at Westernport, Maryland all in western Allegany County, Maryland. ... New Creek lies in Mineral County, West Virginia and Grant County, West Virginia, it is the 3rd major tributary to the Potomac Rivers north branch. ... Wills Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River at Cumberland, Maryland Categories: Southern US geography stubs | Maryland rivers | Chesapeake Bay Watershed | Potomac River Watershed ... Pattersons Creek enters the Potomac River east of Cumberland, Maryland with the headwaters being in Grant County, West Virginia. ... Mill Creek is a tributary of the South Branch Potomac River, belonging to the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds. ... Mill Run is a tributary of the South Branch Potomac River, belonging to the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds. ... The Little Cacapon viewed north from Okonoko-Little Cacapon Road (CR 2/7) Bridge. ... The Cacapon River, located in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginias Eastern Panhandle region, is a beautiful and scenic river known for its outstanding fishing, boating, wildlife, and scenery. ... Dillons Run is a tributary of the Cacapon River, belonging to the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds. ... Edwards Run is a tributary of the Cacapon River, belonging to the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds. ... The Lost River is located in the Appalachian Mountains of Hardy County in West Virginias Eastern Panhandle region. ... North River is a tributary of the Cacapon River, belonging to the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds. ... Sleepy Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River, belonging to the Chesapeake Bays watershed. ... Back Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River that flows north from Frederick County, Virginia to Berkeley County, West Virginia in the Eastern Panhandle. ... Opequon Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River. ... Burnside Bridge traversing Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland, site of heavy combat during the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) on September 17, 1862 Antietam Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River located in south central Pennsylvania and western Maryland in the United States. ... This article is about the river in Virginia in the United States. ... The North Fork Shenandoah River is one of two forks, along with the South Fork, that unite to form the Shenandoah River in northwestern Virginia in the United States. ... The South Fork Shenandoah River is one of two forks that unite to form the Shenandoah River in northwestern Virginia in the United States. ... The Monocacy River is a free-flowing tributary of the Potomac River, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean via the Chesapeake Bay. ... Rock Creek is also the name of several cities in the United States: Rock Creek, Alabama, Rock Creek, Minnesota, Rock Creek, Ohio, and Rock Creek, Wisconsin. ... The Anacostia River is a river that flows about 8. ... Sligo Creek is a free-flowing tributary of the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River, which feeds into the Potomac River and eventually emptys into the Atlantic Ocean via Chesapeake Bay. ... The Occoquan River flows into the Potomac River at Belmont Bay, and is located in Northern Virginia, along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Bull Run stream originates from a spring in the Bull Run Mountains in Loudoun County and flows south to the Occoquan River. ... Neabsco Creek is a tributary of the lower tidal segment of the Potomac River located in eastern Prince William County, Virginia. ... Quantico Creek is a tidal tributary of the Potomac River located in eastern Prince William County, Virginia. ... Aquia Creek is a tributary of the tidal segment of the Potomac River located in Northern Virginia. ... Port Tobacco Historic District One of the oldest communities on the East Coast, Port Tobacco first existed as the Indian settlement of Potopaco and was colonized by the English as early as 1634. ... The Wicomico River is a tributary of the lower tidal portion of the Potomac River located in the state of Maryland south of Washington, DC. The river empties into the Potomac at Cobb and St. ... The St. ... The Yeocomico River is a small tributary of the southern tidal portion of the Potomac River in Virginias Northern Neck. ...

Dependent states
Maryland | Pennsylvania | Virginia | West Virginia


State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ...

Flag of West Virginia The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
Counties Berkeley | Grant | Hampshire | Hardy | Jefferson | Mineral | Morgan | Pendleton
Principal cities Charles Town | Keyser | Martinsburg | Moorefield | Petersburg | Ranson | Romney
Other cities & towns Bayard | Berkeley Springs | Bolivar | Capon Bridge | Carpendale | Elk Garden | Fort Ashby | Franklin | Harpers Ferry | Hedgesville | Inwood | Paw Paw | Piedmont | Ridgeley | Shepherdstown | Springfield | Wardensville | Wiley Ford
Sites & attractions Appalachian National Scenic Trail | Berkeley Springs State Park | Cacapon Resort State Park | Cacapon River | Capon Springs | Charles Town Races & Slots | Chesapeake and Ohio Canal | Fort Ashby | Fort Mill Ridge Civil War Trenches | George Washington National Forest | Harpers Ferry National Historical Park | Jennings Randolph Lake | Lost River | Lost River State Park | Monongahela National Forest | Northwestern Turnpike | Paw Paw Tunnel | Potomac River | Potomac State College | Seneca Rocks | Shenandoah River | Shepherdstown Historic District | Shepherd University | Smoke Hole Caverns | Spruce Knob | The Trough | Tuscarora Trail | Washington Heritage Trail


File links The following pages link to this file: Robert Byrd West Virginia Putnam County, West Virginia Clay County, West Virginia Charleston, West Virginia Ohio County, West Virginia Barbour County, West Virginia Braxton County, West Virginia Wyoming County, West Virginia Wood County, West Virginia Wirt County, West Virginia Wetzel County... The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is a narrow stretch of territory in the northeast of the state, bordering Maryland and Virginia. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... Berkeley County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Hardy County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Mineral County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Pendleton County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Charles Town is a city located in Jefferson County, West Virginia. ... Keyser is a city located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Martinsburg is a city located in Berkeley County, West Virginia. ... Moorefield is a town in Hardy County, West Virginia, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,375. ... Petersburg is a city located in Grant County, West Virginia. ... Corporation of Ranson, more frequently known as Ranson (the name of its post office), is a town located in Jefferson County, West Virginia. ... Early 20th Century view of Romney The Old Hampshire County Courthouse (c. ... Bayard is a town located in Grant County, West Virginia. ... Bath (Berkeley Springs) is a town in Morgan County, West Virginia. ... Bolivar is a town located in Jefferson County, West Virginia. ... Capon Bridge is a town located in Hampshire County, West Virginia along the Northwestern Turnpike (US 50) west of Winchester. ... Carpendale is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Elk Garden is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Fort Ashby is a census-designated place located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Franklin is a town located in Pendleton County, West Virginia. ... Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 1865. ... Hedgesville is a town located in Berkeley County, West Virginia. ... Inwood is a census-designated place located in Berkeley County, West Virginia. ... Paw Paw is a town located in Morgan County, West Virginia. ... Piedmont is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Ridgeley is a town located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... Shepherdstown is a town located in Jefferson County, West Virginia. ... The tone of this article is inappropriate for an encyclopedia article. ... Wardensville is a town located in Hardy County, West Virginia. ... Wiley Ford is a census-designated place located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ... The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail, is a 2,174 mile (3500 km) marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, running from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. ... The Cacapon River, located in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginias Eastern Panhandle region, is a beautiful and scenic river known for its outstanding fishing, boating, wildlife, and scenery. ... Capon Springs, West Virginia, is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Canal at Swains Lock The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, also known as the C&O Canal, operated from 1850 until 1924 parallel to the Potomac River in Maryland from Cumberland, Maryland to Washington, DC. The total length of the canal is about 184. ... Fort Ashby Fort Ashby is located in Fort Ashby, West Virginia. ... The Fort Mill Ridge Civil War Trenches are battle trenches originally dug between 1861 and 1862 and lined with chestnut logs by the Confederate artillery during the American Civil War to defend the approaches to Romney on the Northwestern Turnpike and the South Branch Potomac River. ... The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are U.S. National Forests that combine to form one of the largest areas of public land in the Eastern United States They cover 1. ... Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in and around Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. ... The Lost River is located in the Appalachian Mountains of Hardy County in West Virginias Eastern Panhandle region. ... The Monongahela National Forest is located in West Virginia. ... Elevation cross-section of US 50 between Romney and Gormania, WV US 50 follows the Northwestern Turnpikes path. ... Paw Paw Tunnel The Paw Paw Tunnel is a 3118 ft. ... The Potomac River at Great Falls, MD from Olmstead Island, water relatively low The Potomac River flows into Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Potomac State College of West Virginia University is the states only residential junior college. ... Seneca Rocks is located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia along WV 28 in the Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area. ... This article is about the river in Virginia in the United States. ... Shepherd University is a small state-supported college in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. ... Spruce Knob, at 4,863 feet (1482 m), is the highest point in the state of West Virginia, U.S., and the tallest mountain in the Allegheny Mountains. ... The Trough is a natural landmark located in the Alleghany Mountains of Hampshire and Hardy Counties in West Virginias Eastern Panhandle region. ... The Tuscarora Trail is a hiking trail that splits off from the Appalachian Trail in West Virginia, passing through Virginia and Maryland, then rejoining the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania. ... The Washington Heritage Trail is a 127-mile self-guided driving trail through the easternmost counties of West Virginias Eastern Panhandle: Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan. ...


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Jennings Randolph at AllExperts (1209 words)
Jennings Randolph (March 8 1902–May 8 1998) was an American politician from West Virginia.
Randolph was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection during the Republican landslide of 1946.
Randolph was best known for sponsoring eleven times an amendment to the Constitution that would grant citizens aged between 18 and 21 the right to vote.
EPA: Federal Register: Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Proposed Reallocation of ... (1276 words)
Jennings Randolph Lake is located on the North Branch Potomac River in Mineral County, West Virginia, Garrett County, Maryland.
Jennings Randolph Lake is located on the North Branch Potomac River, approximately 8 miles upstream of its confluence with the Savage River.
Jennings Randolph Lake extends 5.5 miles covering 952 acres at the full conservation pool of 1,466 feet, mean sea level.
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