Briery Creek Lake - Facilities

Briery Creek Lake can be accessed off of Routes 790 and 701. Route 790 leads to a small parking area near the dam. Anglers may fish from the dam, which is mowed twice a year. At that parking area is a kiosk which provides visitors information on the Briery Creek Lake Wildlife Management Area, as well as information on fishing regulations. Just beyond the dam on Route 790 is a concrete boat ramp (with courtesy pier) with a large, paved parking area and two porta-john facilities. Fishing from the shoreline is limited here. Route 790 ends on a large peninsula that offers tremendous shoreline access for anglers not fishing from a boat. There is also an unimproved (gravel) boat ramp that is ideal for anglers with small boats or canoes. Also on this peninsula is a covered handicapped fishing pier that was built in 1999 (pictured below). Fisheries biologists place Christmas trees around the handicapped pier as fish attractors. A handicapped porta-john facility is also located on the peninsula.

Route 701 leads to the other major access on Briery Creek Lake. At this area is a two-lane concrete boat ramp (with courtesy piers), a large, paved parking area, and porta-john facilities. Anglers without boats will find plenty of shoreline to fish. This area provides boat anglers easier access to the upper end of the lake.