Lincoln Economic Development Authority P.O. Box 100, 21 Lincoln Plaza
West Hamlin, WV 25571
(304) 824-3838 www.lincolneda.com
Lincoln County is currently in the process of developing a scenic byway that starts at Alum Creek at Hwy 119, travels through Hamlin, the hometown of Charles Yeager and ends at the Blenko Glassworks in Milton, WV. Click here for more.
Alum Creek - Lion's Club Park Coal River Road off St Rt 214
Boat ramp at first entrance. Second entrance features playground, two picnic shelters, basketball court, tennis courts, baseball field, meeting room and public restrooms.
Big Ugly WMA (6,421 acres). Located 25 miles south of Hamlin off state Route 7. The terrain is steep. A mature upland hardwood forest blankets more than 95 percent of the area. Big Ugly is managed primarily for deer, squirrel, turkey, grouse and raccoon. The area features a 100-yard shooting range.
Branchland Location of the first coal mining cam town in the Guyandotte River Valley. Coal mines were in operation here as early as the 1880s. Some of the original coal camp housing can be seen on the first half mile of the Four Mile Road. There are also two suspension bridges along WV 10 that were in operation until the 1980s. (St. Rt. 10)
Coal River 1 mile off of WV 214 on WV 8 north of Alum Creek. Boat Slide for small boats. Ramp: Concrete. Gravel parking lot for 8.
Garrett's Bend Community Center 1606 Garretts Bend Road, Sod WV
Boasts a single large picnic shelter and a large playground.
Guyandotte River Public Access at Branchland and Harts. Branchland: boat slide for small boats, ramp-concrete, gravel parking for 10. Harts: boat slide for small boats, ramp-concrete, gravel parking for 5. River Float Trips: Branchland to Salt Rock (7 miles), Harts Creek to Branchland (21 miles), Coal River - Sproll to Lion's Park, Alum Creek, Coal River - Blue Tom Tunnel to Lion's Park, Alum Creek
Hamlin - Lion's Club Park - 3 covered sites with grills. Bandstand available.
Hilbert WMA (289 acres). The area is located approximately two miles northwest of Sod. The terrain is steep and over 95 percent is covered by oak-hickory forest. Hunting prospects include deer, turkey, squirrel, grouse and fox. No camping is allowed and fishing facilities do not exist on the area.
Little Coal River US 119 Bridge at Water Ways Park in Boone County. Access type - Carry down for small boats. Ramp. Path.
Pinnacle Rock Best view from scenic pullover on US 119 South past Alum Creek
Sod Archery Range and Bow Shop 20 Doris Lane, Sod WV
Historic Tobacco Barn Driving Tour US 119 take the Alum Creek/WV 214 Exit. Follow 214 to Yawkey and proceed on WV 3 to Hamlin. There are at least 15 examples of tobacco barns, many still in use. Includes the rare red Mail Pouch Barn on WV 214 at Yawkey.
Upper Mud River WMA & Lake (1,425 acres). The area is located approximately 12 miles south of Hamlin on county Route 7 (Upper Mud River Road). The terrain is steep and 90 percent is covered by oak-hickory forest, with hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, raccoon, grouse, squirrel, rabbit and waterfowl. The major fish species in the 306-acre lake are muskellunge, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and channel catfish. Two boat launch ramps are situated on the area and boat motors are limited to 10 horsepower. No camping is allowed.
Whispering Pines Fishing Lake 792 Whispering Pines, Alum Creek, WV
No fishing license required. Catfish. Tagged Fish, Weekly Catfish Jackpots, tournaments with hourly winners. Restaurant.
Birthplace of Charles Yeager 8130 Court Ave., Hamlin, WV
Lincoln County's Brigadier-General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager, the famous test pilot who was the first to break the sound barrier (in 1947) and was featured in the film, "The Right Stuff", was born in Myra and grew up in Hamlin. A statue of him is located on the lawn of the Hamlin High School and a welcome sign into the county.