What hours/days are you open?

We are open 7 days a week from 9am-8pm from May 15th to September 25th.

Do I have to have a boater’s license to drive the boat?

Yes.  You need education if you were born on or after Dec. 31, 1986, and will be operating a motorboat or PWC in West Virginia. Boater’s can be obtained online  for free at Boatus.org

What are the hours for rent?

Open at 9:00 am, boats must be back to the marina by 7:30pm.

How far in advance should I call to reserve a boat?

For an everyday rental, at least two (2) weeks in advance except for holidays which should be 3 to 4 weeks.

Do you offer multiple day rentals?

Yes. However, the boats must be returned by 7:30pm each day ad picked up the next morning.

What all is available for rent?

ONLY Pontoon and fishing boats.

  • Gasoline NOT provided
  • No launch fees

What is my deposit for a pontoon rental boat?

$300 per boat

How many people can a pontoon boat hold?

10 to 12 people

Do the pontoon rental boats have a roof?

Yes, but it only covers the back half of the boat.  Please refer to our gallery tab to view each boat.

What is the deposit for fishing boat?

$100 per boat

Do your fishing boats have a trolling motor?

No. Please refer to our pictures under the gallery tab to view our fishing boats.

How many people can the fishing boats hold?

4 people

Do you rent fishing equipment?

No. We do sell nightcrawlers, but we do not have any other gear.

Do you have food and drinks for sale?

Yes. We have a full concession stand available from 9am-8pm every day!

Rules of the boat:

  • ALL children under the age of 12 are always REQUIRED BY LAW to wear their life jackets!
  • Life jackets are provided, or you may bring your own.
  • No pets or grills allowed.
  • Do not drive the boat to shore due to damaging the boat.

Where can I go pick other passengers up?

You may come back to the marina courtesy dock, the launch area or a dock at the base of the lodge. You may not take the boat to shore to pick someone up.

Refund policy.

  • No refunds due to weather or lessee change of plans.
  • Weather refund when water covers the marina parking lot.

Do I get my deposit back when renting boats/equipment?

Yes, if there aren’t signs of damage. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Are there any additional fees other than the deposit?

$50 clean up fee will be charged if staff must clean or remove trash from the boat upon return. Also, if the anchor is lost a $100 replacement fee will be taken from your deposit.

Do you have overnight docks or buoys for rent?

Yes.  $20 per night.

Can I use someone else’s dock slip if they are not using it for the year?


Why does the water level fluctuate?

The Tygart Dam was built for flood control. Tygart Lake Marina does not control the water levels.

Do you have a swimming area?

Tygart Lake State Park does have a swimming area which is swim at your own risk. However, the swimming area is not located at the marina. Swimming from the shore in NOT permitted per state park rules.

How do I get on the waiting list for a dock slip for the upcoming year?

Call (304) 265-6858

Does Tygart Lake Marina LLC put private docks in?


Do you have winter storage for my boat?


Who do I contact for storage even after the marina closes?

You can contact us at 304-672-7701 or 304-265-0188

How do I need to label my boat for storage?

Label with name and contact information.  Staff will help with the storage process.

Do you have anyone who works on boats?

No. We winterize boats at the owner’s request prior to putting them in storage but otherwise we do not work on boats.

Cancellation Policy