WVDNR Wildlife Resources
Box 38 • French Creek, WV 26218
(304) 924-6211

36. Becky Creek

District 3 – Randolph County
Directions: About nine miles south of Huttonsville, access via county Route 43 (Becky Creek Road) from state Route 219. Several stream crossings can limit access during high water.
Size: 1,930 acres
Terrain: Mountainous with hardwood forest

Hunting Opportunities
Hunting Prospects: bear, deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl
Furbearers: bobcat, coyote, gray fox, red fox, opossum, raccoon

Accommodations & Facilities
On the WMA:
• Camping in designated areas only.

Nearby:
Kumbrabow State Forest
www.kumbrabow.com
(304) 335-2219

Owned by WV Department of Agriculture
Leased by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

37. Big Ditch

District 3 – Webster County
Directions: One-half mile from Cowen on state Route 82, 15 miles southwest of Webster Springs.
Size: 388 acres
Terrain: Valley, moderate side slopes

Hunting Opportunities
• Hunting is limited due to area size. 
Hunting Prospects: deer, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl

Fishing Opportunities
Big Ditch Lake: 55 acres
• handicapped-accessible pier
• electric motors only
Game Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie

Accommodations & Facilities
On the WMA:
• Camping is not permitted.
• vault toilets
• picnic area

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

38. Burnsville Lake

District 3 – Braxton County
Directions: Three miles east of Burnsville off exit 79 of I-79, or 11 miles north on U.S. Route 19 from exit 67 of I-79.
Size: 12,579 acres
Terrain: Hilly and steep, some gently sloping upland areas and fairly flat creek bottoms with a mixture of young timber, brush and old fields

Hunting Opportunities
• Class Q hunting access is provided.
Hunting Prospects: deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey

Fishing Opportunities
Burnsville Lake: 968 acres
• 3 boat ramps
• handicapped-accessible pier
Marina: (304) 853-2822
Lake conditions: (304) 853-2398
Resource manager: (304) 853-2371Game Fish: largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, bluegill, channel and flathead catfish, crappie, muskellunge, trout (stocked in tailwaters seasonally), walleye

Accommodations & Facilities
On the WMA:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
• Campsites: 264 tent/trailer, 6 primitive

Nearby:
Cedar Creek State Park
www.cedarcreeksp.com
(304) 462-8517

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

39. Elk River

District 3 – Braxton County
Directions: Exit 67 of I-79 at Flatwoods, travel south on state Routes 4 and 19 about two miles to secondary Route 15, proceed east following WVDNR signs to Holly River section. From state Route 19/40 turn east onto state Route 17, go 3.7 miles southeast of Sutton and follow WVNDR signs to Elk River section.
Size: 18,396 acres
Terrain: Steep hills, ridges and benches with mature hardwood forests

Hunting Opportunities
• Class Q hunting access is provided.
Hunting Prospects: deer, mourning dove, grouse, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl, woodcock
Furbearers: beaver, bobcat, coyote, gray fox, red fox, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, skunk

Fishing Opportunities
Elk and Holly rivers
Sutton Lake: 1,440 acres
• 5 boat ramps
• handicapped-accessible piers
• Marina: (304) 765-2120
• Lake conditions: (304) 765-2705
• Resource manager: (304) 765-2816
Game Fish: largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, muskellunge, trout (stocked in tailwaters seasonally), walleye

Accommodations & Facilities
On the WMA: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
• Campsites: 236 tent/trailer, 12 primitive
• 2 shooting ranges: 100- and 175-yards

Nearby:
Holly River State Park
www.hollyriver.com
(304) 493-6353

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

40. Handley

District 3 – Pocahontas County
Directions: State Route 17, which intersects U.S. Route 219 at Edray approximately four miles north of Marlinton. From the Highland Scenic Highway, turn south on Forest Road 86 (Williams River Road) and state Route 17/4 following WVDNR signs to the area.
Size: 784 acres
Terrain: Rolling hills and scattered steep slopes covered in hardwood forests, about 10% of the area is in openings 

Hunting Opportunities
Hunting Prospects: bear, deer, grouse, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl
Furbearer: beaver, bobcat, coyote, red fox, mink, muskrat, raccoon

Fishing Opportunities
• Class Q fishing access is provided.
Williams River
Small Ponds: two
Handley Pond: 5 acres
• restricted March through May to Class Q and children 10 and under
• open June through February under general regulations
• electric motors only
Game Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, trout (stocked seasonally)

Accommodations & Facilities
On the WMA:
• Campsites: 13 primitive
• vault toilets
• well water

Nearby:
Watoga State Park
www.watoga.com
(304) 799-4087

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

41. Huttonsville State Farm

District 3 – Randolph County
Directions: South of Huttonsville, this area can be accessed from U.S. Route 219 or via U.S. Route 250. Huttonsville Correctional Center is located within the WMA boundary. Safety zones are strictly enforced and a security force patrols the prison area.
Size: 2,721 acres
Terrain: Farmland in valley, hardwood forest on mountain slopes 

Hunting Opportunities
Hunting Prospects: bear, deer, mourning dove, grouse, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl
Furbearer: beaver, bobcat, coyote, red fox, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, skunk

Fishing Opportunities
Tygart Valley River
Small ponds
Game Fish: bass, panfish 

Accommodations & Facilities
On the WMA:
• Camping is not permitted.

Nearby:
Kumbrabow State Forest
www.kumbrabow.com
(304) 335-2219

Owned by WV Department of Agriculture
Leased by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

42. Slatyfork

District 3 – Pocahontas and Randolph counties
Directions: Turn off U.S. Route 219 at Beckwith Lumber Company near Slatyfork onto a gravel road that travels through the lumber company’s property. This road terminates at a WVDNR parking access.
Size: 61 acres
Terrain: Narrow strip of river bottom running between railroad grade and the river

Hunting Opportunities
• Hunting is limited due to area size, but area does provide public access to national forest lands.
Hunting Prospects: deer, squirrel, turkey

Fishing Opportunities
Slatyfork River:
• 4.6-mile section of catch-andrelease trout fishing
• only foot traffic is allowed along the 4.6-mile catch-and-release trout area
Game Fish: trout

Accommodations & Facilities
On the WMA:
• Camping is not permitted.

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

43. Smoke Camp

District 3 – Lewis County
Directions: Located on the Right Fork of Freemans Creek Road. Access via Doddridge County Route 58/4.
Size: 252 acres
Terrain: Moderately steep and forested

Hunting Opportunities
• Hunting is limited due to area size and limited access.
Hunting Prospects: deer, squirrel, turkey

Accommodations & Facilities
On the WMA:
• Camping is not permitted.

Nearby:
Stonewall Resort State Park
www.stonewallresort.com
1-888-278-8150

Donated to WV Wildlife Endowment Fund
Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

44. Stonecoal Lake

District 3 – Lewis and Upshur counties
Directions: South of U.S. 33 and 119 between Weston and Buckhannon. The area is accessible from state Routes 15, 36, and 7.
Size: 3,000 acres
Terrain: 80% hardwood forests with the remaining sections being wildlife clearings and brushy fields

Hunting Opportunities
Hunting Prospects: deer, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl, woodcock
Furbearers: beaver, bobcat, coyote, red fox, mink, muskrat, raccoon

Fishing Opportunities
Stonecoal Lake: 550 acres
• 2 boat ramps
• handicapped-accessible pier
• motors restricted to 10 horsepower
Game Fish: largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, muskellunge, trout, walleye

Accommodations & Facilities
On the WMA:
• Camping is not permitted.
• No fires permitted.

Nearby:
Stonewall Resort State Park
www.stonewallresort.com
1-888-278-8150

Owned by Allegheny Energy Company
Managed by WVDNR Wildlife Resources Section

45. Stonewall Jackson Lake

District 3 – Lewis County
Directions: Access the area by using I-79 exits 91 and 96.
Size: 18,289 acres
Terrain: Farmlands reverting to woodland and rolling hills covered with mixed hardwood forest

Hunting Opportunities
• Class Q hunting access is provided.
Hunting Prospects: bear, deer, mourning dove, grouse, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl, woodcock
Furbearer: beaver, bobcat, coyote, gray fox, red fox, mink, muskrat, raccoon

Fishing Opportunities
Stonewall Jackson Lake: 2,650 acres
• 5 boat ramps
• handicapped-accessible pier
• catch-and-release black bass
• Marina: (304) 269-8895
• Lake conditions: (304) 269-7463
• Resource manager: (304) 269-4588
Game Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, carp, crappie, muskellunge, trout (stocked in tailwaters seasonally), walleye 

Accommodations & Facilities
On the WMA:
• Camping is not permitted.
• 300-yard shooting range

Nearby:
Stonewall Resort State Park
www.stonewallresort.com
1-888-278-8150

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

46. Summersville Lake

District 3 – Nicholas County
Directions: Three miles south of Summersville on U.S. Route 19.
Size: 5,982 acres
Terrain: Ranges from forested rolling hills to vertical rock cliffs

Hunting Opportunities
Hunting Prospects: bear, deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl

Fishing Opportunities
Summersville Lake: 2,790 acres
• 4 boat ramps
• handicapped-accessible piers and trail
• Marina: (304) 872-1331
• Lake conditions: (304) 872-5809
• Resource manager: (304) 872-3412
Game Fish: largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, channel and flathead catfish, crappie, trout (stocked in tailwaters seasonally), walleye

Accommodations & Facilities
On the WMA:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
• 356 tent/trailer campsites
• hiking trails
• picnic areas

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

47. Valley Bend

District 3 – Randolph County
Directions: Fifteen miles south of Elkins via U.S. Routes 219/250.
Size: 31 acres
Terrain:
Two wetlands
• Natural wetland: 10 acres
• Man-made wetland: 8 acres flooded seasonally

Hunting Opportunities
• Hunting is limited due to area size.
Hunting Prospects: deer, mourning dove, waterfowl
Furbearer: beaver, coyote, red fox, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, skunk

Fishing Opportunities
Tygart River
• undeveloped shoreline access
Game Fish: rock and smallmouth bass, panfish, trout (stocked seasonally)

Accommodations & Facilities
On the WMA:
• Camping is not permitted.

Nearby:
Kumbrabow State Forest
www.kumbrabow.com
(304) 335-2219

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section