Big Run State Park


Savage River Reservoir

Big Run State Park sits at the northern end of the Savage River Reservoir, a popular spot for fishing and non-motorized boating.



There is a boat ramp between campsites 83 and 84 at Big Run State Park. Lake levels vary throughout the year, so be aware that you may have to carry your boat several feet. Only electric motors or non-motorized boats are permitted. Gasoline motors must be removed before launching your boat.


Fishing is permitted year-round with a non-tidal fishing license. Fishermen may find walleye, large mouth bass, crappie, yellow perch, bluegill, catfish, suckers, and trout. There is a brief lake closure each spring when trout stocking begins. A trout stamp is required to possess trout.

No Swimming

Swimming is not permitted anywhere in the Savage River Reservoir.​​