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District 4 Wildlife Management Areas

WVDNR Wildlife Resources
2006 Robert C. Byrd Drive
Beckley, WV 25801-8320
(304) 256-6947

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

43. Anawalt Lake

Location: McDowell County
Approximately 20 miles southeast of Welch, access is provided by following state Route 103 south from Welch to state Route 161. Follow state Route 161 and county Route 84 to Anawalt. From Anawalt take county Route 8 to the Wildlife Management Area.
Size: 1,792 acres
Terrain: steep slopes of mountainous hardwood forest with oak-hickory forest types on drier sites and yellow poplar/black cherry in the coves. Several administrative roads and trails provide interior access for foot travel only.
Hunting Prospects: bear, deer, ruffed grouse, squirrel, turkey

Fishing Opportunities
Impoundment: 7 acres
> trout stocked
Game Fish: warmwater species

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

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

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44. Berwind Lake

Location: McDowell County
Twelve miles south of Welch on state Routes 16 and 12/4.
Size: 85 acres
> Hunting is limited due to area size.
Terrain: open bordered forest
Hunting Prospects: deer, raccoon, squirrel, turkey

Fishing Opportunities
Berwind Lake: 20 acres
> Class Q fishing pier, trout stocked
Game Fish: trout, warmwater species

Accommodations and Facilities
On the WMA:
www.berwindlake.com | (304) 875-2577
Campsites – 8 primitive sites
> Playground, swimming area
Managed by WV State Parks

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

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45. Beury Mountain

Location: Fayette County
Area adjoins southern border of Babcock State Park. Access is provided by following U.S. Route 60 east to Lookout, then take state Route 41 south to Landisburg. Follow county Route 19/33 approximately 3 miles to the area.
Size: 3,061 acres
Terrain: gentle to steep slopes with mixed hardwood and oak-hickory forests
Hunting Prospects: deer, squirrel, turkey, upland wildlife

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

www.babcocksp.com | (304) 438-3004

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section
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46. Bluestone Lake

Location: Summers, Mercer and Monroe counties
One mile east of Hinton on state Route 20, or four miles west of Pipestem State Park on state Route 20.
Size: 18,019 acres
Terrain: flat bottomlands to rolling uplands, steep mountains and cliffs, predominantly oak-hickory forests
Hunting Prospects: deer, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, turkey
> Furbearers − bobcat, fox, mink, muskrat

Fishing Opportunities
Bluestone Lake: 1,970 acres
> Six carry-down boat ramps
> Marina: (304) 466-2628, Lake conditions: (304) 466-0156, Resource manager: (304) 466-1234

New River
Game Fish:
largemouth and smallmouth bass, striped bass, channel catfish, muskellunge, panfish

Accommodations and Facilities
On the WMA:
www.bluestonewma.com | (304) 466-3398
Campsites – 330 primitive
> Hiking/horseback riding trails, 100-yard rifle range
Managed by WV State Parks
Nearby:
Bluestone State Park

www.bluestonesp.com | (304) 466-2805
Pipestem Resort State Park
www.pipestemresort.com | (304) 466-1800

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

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47. Horse Creek Lake

Location: Wyoming County
From Baileysville, proceed three miles west on Route 97. Turn left on Horse Creek Road 816 and follow approximately one mile to the lake.
Size: 47.91 acres
Terrain: open bordered forest, steep
Hunting Prospects: deer, raccoon, squirrel
> Hunting is limited due to area size.

Fishing Opportunities
Horse Creek Lake: 5 acres
Game Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, trout

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

Owned by Heartwood Forestland Fund IV, L.P.
Managed by WVDNR, Wildlife Resources Section

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48. Meadow River

Location: Greenbrier County
Accessible from the Dawson or Sam Black Church exits of I-64. Larger tracts of land along Meadow River can be found by taking U.S. Route 60 from Sam Black Church to county Route 60/18 near Rupert.
Size: 2,385 acres
Terrain: ranges from flat bottomland to gentle slopes, primarily wetland habitat
Hunting Prospects: deer, grouse, raccoon, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl, woodcock

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

Owned by WVDNR and WV Division of Highways
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

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49. Moncove Lake

Location: Monroe County
Follow state Route 3 from Union east to Gap Mills and taking state Route 8 for six miles.
Size: 775 acres
Terrain: gently rolling hills to steep mountain sides with elevations from 2,503 to 3,100 feet, oak-hickory forest covers most of the area
Hunting Prospects: deer, grouse, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl

Fishing Opportunities
Moncove Lake: 144 acres - boat motors restricted to 5 hp or less
Game Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie

Accommodations and Facilities
On the WMA: Camping is not permitted.
Nearby:
Moncove Lake State Park

www.moncovelakestatepark.com | (304) 772-3450

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

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50. Plum Orchard Lake

Location: Fayette County
Exit I-77 at the Pax or Mossy interchange, follow state Routes 23 and 23/1. To access from U.S. Route 19, take state Route 15 from Oak Hill to Mossy then take state Routes 23 and 23/1.
Size: 3,201 acres
Terrain: gentle to steep slopes with oak-hickory forests and old revegetated strip benches with highwalls
Hunting Prospects: deer, raccoon, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl

Fishing Opportunities
Plum Orchard Lake: 202 acres
> Four boat launching ramps
Game Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, sunfish

Accommodations and Facilities
On the WMA:
www.plumorchardlake.com | (304) 469-9905
Campsites − 42 rustic
> Hiking trails
Managed by WV State Parks

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

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51. R.D. Bailey Lake

Location: Mingo and Wyoming counties
Fifteen miles west of Pineville on state Route 97.
Size: 17,280 acres
Terrain: narrow valleys and steep ridges, elevations range 500 to 1,200 feet, mostly oak-hickory forest
Hunting Prospects: bear, deer (archery only), grouse, raccoon, squirrel, turkey
Furbearers − beaver, bobcat, coyote, fox, muskrat

Fishing Opportunities
R.D. Bailey Lake: 630 acres
> Boat ramp, trout stocked in tailwaters
> Lake conditions: (304) 664-9587, Resource manager: (304) 664-3229

Game Fish: largemouth and smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, carp, catfish, crappie, sunfish, tiger musky, trout, walleye

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

Campsites – 169 tent
> Open from May 1 to November 1
Nearby:
Panther State Forest

www.pantherstateforest.com | (304) 938-2252
Twin Falls State Park
www.twinfallsresort.com | (304) 294-4000

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

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52. Tate Lohr

Location: Mercer County
Four miles south of Oakvale and is accessible by U.S. Route 460 and county Routes 219/6, 219/8 and 219/9.
Size: 500 acres
Terrain: moderate slopes ranging in elevation from 2,100 to 3,550 feet
Hunting Prospects: deer, raccoon, squirrel, turkey
> Hunting is limited due to area size.

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

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

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53. Tug Fork

Location: McDowell County
Approximately 10 miles northeast of Welch, access is provided by following U.S. Route 52 north to Premier. Several administrative roads and trails provide interior access for foot travel only.
Size: 2,165 acres
Terrain: primarily mixed hardwood forest with oak-hickory forest types on drier sites and yellow poplar/black cherry in the coves
Hunting Prospects: bear, deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey

Fishing Opportunities
Tug Fork River
Game Fish:
warmwater species

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

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section
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