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District 5 Wildlife Management Areas

WVDNR Wildlife Resources
Route 1, Box 484Point Pleasant, WV 25550
(304) 675-0871

(Wildlife Management Areas are listed according to their reference on the WMA Map)

54. Amherst/Plymouth

Location: Putnam County
Between Bancroft and Hometown on state Route 62 and Heizer Creek and Manila Creek roads off state Route 62 north of Poca.
Size: 7,061 acres
Terrain: steep with over 90 percent covered with young oak-hickory forest
Hunting Prospects: deer, grouse, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, turkey

Fishing Opportunities
Guano Creek backwater: shoreline fishing
Kanawha River: 1¼-mile section bordering the area
Game Fish: hybrid-striped bass, white bass, carp, channel and flathead catfish, freshwater drum, sauger

Accommodations and Facilities
On the WMA: Camping is not permitted.

Owned by Amherst Industries, Inc.
Managed by WVDNR, Wildlife Resources Section
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55. Beech Fork Lake

Location: Cabell and Wayne counties
Five miles south of Huntington, the area can be accessed from the west via state Route 152 and from the northeast via state Route 10 and Hughes Branch Road.
Size: 7,531 acres
Terrain: steep with over 85 percent of the area covered by oak-hickory-pine forest
Hunting Prospects: deer, fox, grouse, mourning dove, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl, woodcock

Fishing Opportunities
Beech Fork Lake: 720 acres
> Two boat ramps
> Marina: (304) 522-9347, Lake conditions: (304) 525-4831

Millers Fork Pond: restricted to children 10 and under and Class Q permit holders
> trout stocked, catch-and-release bass year-round
Game Fish: hybrid-striped, largemouth and spotted bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, saugeye, tiger musky

Accommodations and Facilities
On the WMA: 100-yard shooting range
> Camping is not permitted.
Nearby:
Beech Fork State Park

www.beechforksp.com | (304) 528-5794

Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Managed cooperatively by COE and WVDNR, Wildlife Resources Section

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56. Big Ugly

Location: Lincoln County
Twenty-five miles south of Hamlin off state Route 7, or 15 miles northwest of Logan off state Route 7 near the town of Leet.
Size: 6,000 acres
Terrain: steep with mature upland hardwood forest covering more than 95 percent of the area
Hunting Prospect: deer, grouse, raccoon, squirrel, turkey

Accommodations and Facilities
On the WMA: Camping is not permitted.
Nearby:
Chief Logan State Park

www.chiefloganstatepark.com | (304) 792-7125
Chief Logan Lodge, Hotel and Conference Center
www.chiefloganlodge.com | (304) 855-6100

Owned by the Forestland Group
Leased by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section
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57. Chief Cornstalk

Location: Mason County
Accessible by Nine-Mile Road traveling westward from U.S. Route 35 near Southside, can also be reached from state Route 2, five miles south of Gallipolis Ferry by turning onto Crab Creek Road leading east to Arlee and then onto the area.
Size: 11,772 acres
Terrain: gently rolling hills to moderately steep slopes, area is approximately 85 percent covered by hardwood forest
Hunting Prospects: deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey
Furbearers – fox, mink, muskrat, raccoon

Fishing Opportunities
Lake: 5 acres
> Trout stocked
Game Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, trout

Accommodations and Facilities
On the WMA: Campsites − 15 primitive with vault toilets
> 200-yard shooting range

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

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58. East Lynn Lake

Location: Wayne County
Fifteen miles southeast of Wayne, access to the area situated north of the lake is via state Route 37, and the southern portion can be reached via state Route 152.
Size: 22,928 acres
Terrain: steep with 90 percent covered by oak-hickory forest
Hunting Prospects: bear, deer, grouse, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl

Fishing Opportunities
East Lynn Lake : 1,005 acres
> Trout stocked in tailwaters
> Resource manager: (304) 849-2355

Lick Creek Pond: 5 acres
> Trout stocked
Game Fish: largemouth and spotted bass, hybrid-striped bass, channel catfish, black crappie, muskellunge

Accommodations and Facilities
On the WMA:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Campsites − 169 primitive
Nearby:
Beech Fork State Park

www.beechforksp.com | (304) 528-5794
Cabwaylingo State Forest
www.cabwaylingo.com | (304) 385-4255

Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Managed cooperatively by COE and WVDNR, Wildlife Resources Section

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59. Elk Creek

Location: Logan and Mingo counties
East of Verner off state Route 80
Size: 6,004 acres
Terrain: steep slopes and narrow valleys covered mostly with hardwood forest
Hunting Prospects: deer (archery only), bear, turkey, squirrel, raccoon

Accommodations:
On the WMA: Camping is not permitted.

Nearby:
R.D. Bailey Lake
   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
   
Campsites – 169 tent
   Open from May 1 to November 1
   304-664-3229

Chief Logan State Park
   26 campsites
   304-792-7125
   www.chiefloganstatepark.com

Owned by Heartwood Forestland Fund II, L.P.
Managed by DNR Wildlife Resources Section


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60. Green Bottom

Location: Cabell and Mason counties
Sixteen miles north of Huntington, access via state Route 2.
Size: 1,096 acres
Terrain: flat mix of forest, wetland, agricultural land and open water
Hunting Prospects: deer, mourning dove, rabbit, squirrel, waterfowl
> Deer hunters are restricted to muzzleloading firearms and archery equipment.

Fishing Opportunities
Ohio River
Game Fish:
hybrid-striped bass, smallmouth bass, carp, channel catfish, crappie, freshwater drum, sauger

Accommodations and Facilities
On the WMA: boat launch ramp
> Camping is not permitted.

Owned by WVDNR and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Managed by Wildlife Reources Section

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61. Hilbert

Location: Lincoln County
Approximately two miles northwest of Sod, access is via state Route 124 and Jones Creek Road.
Size: 289 acres
Terrain: steep with over 95 percent of the area covered in oak-hickory forest
Hunting Prospects: deer, fox, grouse, squirrel, turkey
> Hunting is limited due to area size.

Accommodations and Facilities
On the WMA: Camping is not permitted.
Nearby:
Kanawha State Forest

www.kanawhastateforest.com | (304) 558-3500

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

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62. Laurel Lake

Location: Mingo County
Northeast of Lenore off state Route 65.
Size: 12,856 acres
Terrain: steep slopes with narrow ridges and valleys covered with mixed hardwood forest, numerous hemlocks and a thick understory
Hunting Prospects: bear, deer, grouse, raccoon, squirrel, turkey

Fishing Opportunities
Laurel Lake: 29 acres
> Trout stocked
Game Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish

Accommodations and Facilities
On the WMA:
www.laurellakewma.com | (304) 475-2823
Managed by WV State Parks
Nearby:
Cabwaylingo State Forest

www.cabwaylingo.com | (304) 385-4255
Chief Logan State Park
www.chiefloganstatepark.com | (304) 792-7125
Chief Logan Lodge, Hotel and Conference Center
www.chiefloganlodge.com | (304) 855-6100

Owned by Cotiga Development Corporation, Forest Land Group, and WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section
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63. McClintic

Location: Mason County
Five miles north of Point Pleasant or eight miles south of the city of Mason off state Route 62 via Fairgrounds Road (CR12), follow WVDNR signs.
Size: 3,655 acres
Terrain: 600 acres of farmland, 1,100 acres of brushland, 180 acres of wetland, 1,775 acres of mixed hardwood forest
Hunting Prospects: deer, mourning dove, grouse, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl, woodcock
Furbearers – beaver, mink, muskrat, raccoon

Fishing Opportunities
Ponds: 26
Game Fish: warmwater species

Accommodations and Facilities
Shooting Range: 100-yard Shooting Range

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

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64. Mill Creek

Location: Cabell County
Three miles north of Milton, access is via county Route 13 (Johns Branch Road).
Size: 1,470 acres
Terrain: steep with over 95 percent covered by oak-hickory-pine forest
Hunting Prospects: deer, fox, grouse, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel

Accommodations and Facilities
On the WMA: Camping is not permitted.

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

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65. Morris Creek

Location: Clay and Kanawha counties
Near Clendenin, primary access is from county Route 67 along Morris Creek, or county Route 65 in Leatherwood Creek.
Size: 9,874 acres
Terrain: steep and forested
Hunting Prospects: bear, deer, squirrel, turkey

Fishing Opportunities
Elk River: boat ramps at Queen Shoals and Clendenin Water Plant
Game Fish: bass, catfish, muskellunge, walleye

Accommodations and Facilities
On the WMA: Camping is not permitted.
Nearby:
Kanawha State Forest

www.kanawhastateforest.com | (304) 558-3500

Owned by the Bruce. B. Cameron Foundation, Inc. and B.B. and Louise W. Cameron Charitable Trust
Leased by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

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66. Upper Mud River

Location: Lincoln County
Approximately 12 miles south of Hamlin on county Route 7 (Upper Mud River Road).
Size: 1,425 acres
Terrain: steep and 90 percent is covered by oak-hickory forest
Hunting Prospects: deer, grouse, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl

Fishing Opportunities
Lake: 306 acres - boat motors limited to 10 hp
> Two boat ramps

Game Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, muskellunge

Accommodations and Facilities
On the WMA: swimming beach, picnic areas, playgrounds, softball field, bath house, restrooms
> Camping is not permitted.

Owned by Lincoln County Commission
Managed by WVDNR, Wildlife Resources Section
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