WVDNR Wildlife Resources
2311 Ohio Avenue • Parkersburg, WV 26101
(304) 420-4550

76. Buffalo Run

District 6 – Tyler County
Direction: One mile west of Little on Route 14.
Size: 143 acres
Terrain: Ranges from river bottom to moderate upland slopes with a patchwork of old fields and oak-hickory forest 

Hunting Opportunities
• Hunting is limited due to area size.
Hunting Prospects: deer, grouse, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, woodcock
Furbearer: beaver, bobcat, coyote, gray fox, red fox, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, skunk

Fishing Opportunities
Middle Island Creek
• unimproved boat ramp
Game Fish: smallmouth and spotted bass, channel and flathead catfish, freshwater drum, muskellunge, sunfish

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

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

77. Burning Springs

District 6 – Wirt County
Directions: From state Route 14 at the community of Two Run go east two miles on county Route 14/3 then one mile north on county Route 26. Additional acreage accessible 1.5 miles further north on county Route 26 via county Route 26/1.
Size: 2,162 acres
Terrain: Ranges from river bottoms to steep slopes with mature oak-hickory and a patchwork of young pine-hardwood stands created by even-aged timber management

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

Fishing Opportunities 
Little Kanawha River
Game Fish: smallmouth bass, channel catfish, muskellunge, panfish

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

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

78. Conaway Run Lake

District 6 – Tyler County
Directions: Off state Route 18 approximately 10 miles south of Middlebourne.
Size: 630 acres
Terrain: Hardwood forest and brush cover most of the area

Hunting Opportunities
Hunting Prospects: deer, grouse, rabbit, squirrel, turkey
Furbearers: beaver, bobcat, coyote, gray fox, red fox, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, skunk

Fishing Opportunities
Conaway Run Lake: 30 acres
• small-boat ramp
• electric motors only
• handicapped-accessible pier
Game Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, trout (stocked seasonally)

Accommodations & Facilities
On the WMA:
• campsites – 10 primitive
• vault toilets
• 150-yard shooting range

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

79. Elk Fork Lake

District 6 – Jackson County
Directions: From Ripley travel approximately five miles east on U.S. Route 33, then two miles south on county Route 26
Size: 1,530 acres
Terrain: Hilly with oak-hickory forests, small amount of bottom land.

Hunting Opportunities
Hunting prospects: deer, squirrel, turkey
Furbearer: bobcat, coyote, gray fox, red fox, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, skunk

Fishing Opportunities
• handicapped-accessible pier
Elk Fork Lake: 278 acres
• motors restricted to 10 horsepower
Game Fish: bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie

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

Owned by WV State Conservation Committee
Managed by WVDNR Wildlife Resources Section

(These lands are being conserved, in part, by funding made available as a voluntary contribution for habitat impacts anticipated to arise through construction of the Mountaineer XPress Project in partnership with the WVDNR and The Conservation Fund.)

80. Federal Ridge

District 6 – Pleasants County
Directions: Nine miles east of St. Marys along county Routes 3 and 3/8.
Size: 1,123 acres
Terrain: Ranges from creek bottoms to steep slopes with mature oak-hickory and a patchwork of young pine-hardwood stands created by even-aged timber management

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

Fishing Opportunities
Sugar Creek
Game Fish: limited seasonal panfish opportunities.

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

Nearby:
North Bend State Park
www.northbendsp.com
(304) 643-2931
North Bend Rail Trail
www.northbendrailtrailsp.com
(304) 643-2931
Mountwood Park
www.mountwood park.org
(304) 679-3611

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

(These lands are being conserved, in part, by funding made available for habitat impacts anticipated to arise through construction of the Supply Header Project in partnership with the WVDNR and The Conservation Fund.)

81. Frozen Camp

District 6 – Jackson and Roane counties
Directions: East of Ripley and south of state Route 33 at Marshall, access is provided at Marshall, also from state Route 28 at Frozen Camp and secondary Route 8 in western Roane County. Additional acreage accessible 1.5 miles east of Elk Fork Lake via county Route 26/2.
Size: 3,807 acres
Terrain: Hilly with wooded slopes, some open bottomland and a few open ridge tops

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

Fishing Opportunities
Left Fork Lake: 22 acres
• accessible only by foot
• electric motors only
Right Fork Lake: 20 acres
• boat ramp
• electric motors only
Game Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish

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

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

(These lands are being conserved, in part, by funding made available as a voluntary contribution for habitat impacts anticipated to arise through construction of the Mountaineer XPress Project in partnership with the WVDNR and The Conservation Fund.)

82. Hughes River

District 6 – Ritchie and Wirt counties
Directions: Along state Route 47, 24 miles east of Parkersburg. Additional acreage accessible north of state Route 47 at Cisco on county Routes 15 and 15/9 and north of state Route 47 at Freeport on county Route 2.
Size: 6,214 acres
Terrain: Ranges from river bottoms to steep slopes with mature oak-hickory and a patchwork of young pinehardwood stands created by even-aged timber management

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

Fishing Opportunities
Hughes River
Game Fish: smallmouth bass, channel catfish, muskellunge, panfish

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

Nearby:
North Bend State Park
www.northbendsp.com
(304) 643-2931
North Bend Rail Trail
www.northbendrailtrailstatepark.com
(304) 643-2931
Mountwood Park
www.mountwood park.org
(304) 679-3611

Owned by WVDNR and Martin Marietta (under lease agreement)
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

(These lands are being conserved, in part, by funding made available as a voluntary contribution for habitat impacts anticipated to arise through construction of the Mountaineer XPress Project in partnership with the WVDNR and The Conservation Fund.)

83. Little Kanawha River

District 6 – Calhoun and Wirt counties
Directions: Four miles north of Creston along county Route 34 and county Route 35/4.
Size: 8,255 acres
Terrain: Ranges from river bottoms to steep slopes with mature oak-hickory and a patchwork of young pine-hardwood stands created by even-aged timber management

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

Fishing Opportunities
Little Kanawha River
Game Fish: smallmouth bass, channel catfish, muskellunge, panfish

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

Nearby:
North Bend State Park
www.northbendsp.com
(304) 643-2931
North Bend Rail Trail
www.northbendrailtrailsp.com
(304) 643-2931
Mountwood Park
www.mountwoodpark.org
(304)  679-3611

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

84. Lynn Camp

District 6 – Wirt County
Directions: Five miles west of Palestine by county Routes 7 and 22.
Size: 2,067 acres
Terrain: Ranges from creek bottoms to steep slopes with mature oak-hickory and a patchwork of young pine-hardwood stands created by even-aged timber management.

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

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

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

85. O’Brien Lake

District 6 – Jackson County
Directions: Exit I-77 at Fairplains (south of Ripley), travel north on state Route 21, immediately east on county Route 21/26, travel two miles, turn right on county Route 36, six miles to ramp and lake.
Size: 1,153 acres
Terrain: Hilly and wooded

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

Fishing Opportunities
O’Brien Lake: 217 acres
• boat launching ramp
• motors restricted to 10 horsepower
Game Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie

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

Owned by Jackson County Commission
Managed by WVDNR Wildlife Resources Section

86. Ritchie Mines

District 6 – Ritchie County
Directions: On Macfarlan Creek in the southwestern part of the county. Access to the northern portion of the area is by state Route 17 and 17/4 at Mellin. The southern portion can be reached, at least seasonally, by state Route 47 and 30 at Macfarlan.
Size: 6,651 acres
Terrain: Rugged and wooded
• The remains of a historically significant asphalt mine are located on the area.

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

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

Nearby:
North Bend State Park
www.northbendsp.com
(304) 643-2931
North Bend Rail Trail
www.northbendrailtrailstatepark.com
(304) 643-2931

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

87. Rollins Lake

District 6 – Jackson County
Directions: Located on state Route 87, three miles west of Ripley.
Size: 75 acres
Terrain: Flat field with lake

Hunting Opportunities
Hunting Prospects: none

Fishing Opportunities
Rollins Lake: 40 acres
• boat launching ramp
• electric motors only
• handicapped-accessible pier
Game Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, trout (stocked seasonally)

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

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

88. Sand Hill

District 6 – Wood and Ritchie counties
Directions: Twelve miles east of Parkersburg on either side of U.S. Route 50. Access to the northern portion of the area (267 acres) is from old U.S. Route 50 at the Wood/Ritchie county line. This portion has a significant amount of acreage in a safety zone around an underground limestone mine. Access to the southern portion is either directly from U.S. Route 50 at the county line or from the Volcano Road (Route 28) south of Mountwood Park.
Size: 2,847 acres
Terrain: Hilly and wooded interspersed with haul roads and landings from recent timbering activity and oil and gas development covered by oak hickory forest

Hunting Opportunities
Hunting Prospects: deer, grouse, rabbit, squirrel, turkey
Furbearer: bobcat, coyote, gray fox, red fox, opossum, raccoon, skunk

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

Nearby:
North Bend State Park
www.northbendsp.com
(304) 643-2931
North Bend Rail Trail
www.northbendrailtrailstatepark.com
(304) 643-2931
Mountwood Park
www.mountwood park.org
(304) 679-3611

Owned by WVDNR and CNG Transmission Corporation (under lease agreement)
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

(These lands are being conserved, in part, by funding and technical assistance for habitat impacts anticipated to arise through construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in partnership with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and The Conservation Fund.)

89. Sandy Creek

District 6 – Jackson County
Directions: On both sides of county Route 13, six miles east of Sandyville
Size: 2,266 acres
Terrain: ranges from creek bottoms to steep slopes with mature oak-hickory and a patchwork of young pine-hardwood stands created by even-aged timber management

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

Fishing Opportunities
Sandy Creek
Game Fish: limited seasonal opportunities for panfish

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

Nearby:
Ruby Lake Campground
Sandyville WV
(304) 273-3427

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

90. Stumptown

District 6 – Calhoun and Gilmer counties
Directions: North of U.S. Route 33 at Stumptown on Lower Run. Access from Route 33 is by county Route 39 at Lockney and county Route 46 at Normantown. From county Route 7 northwest of Stumptown the area is accessible via county Routes 7/9 at Wolf Run and 7/10 at Mikes Run.
Size: 1,803 acres
Terrain: Hilly and wooded with oak hickory and oak-pine forest

Hunting Opportunities
Hunting Prospects: bear, deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey
Furbearer: bobcat, coyote, gray fox, red fox, mink, opossum, raccoon, skunk

Fishing Opportunities
Lower Run watershed: intermittent streams
Middle Run watershed: intermittent streams
Game Fish: limited prospects

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

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

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

91. The Jug

District 6 – Tyler County
Directions: 1.5 miles east of Middlebourne off state Route 18, access may be limited in bad weather or by high water. For year-round access, use state Route 46 from Centerville or state Route 7 from Middlebourne.
Size: 2,075 acres
Terrain: Varies from river bottoms to rolling hills with numerous fields scattered among pines and mixed hardwood forests

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

Fishing Opportunities
Middle Island Creek: native muskellunge stream
Game Fish: smallmouth and spotted bass, channel and flathead catfish, freshwater drum, muskellunge, sunfish

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

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

92. Toll Gate

District 6 – Ritchie and Doddridge counties
Directions: From U.S. Route 50 at the Toll Gate exit, one mile south on county Route 10/1.
Size: 938 acres
Terrain: Ranges from creek bottoms to steep slopes with mature oak-hickory and a patchwork of young pine-hardwood stands created by even-aged timber management

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

Fishing Opportunities
North Fork of Hughes River head waters
Game Fish: limited seasonal opportunities for panfish.

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

Nearby:
North Bend State Park
www.northbendsp.com
(304) 643-2931
North Bend Rail Trail
www.northbendrailtrailsp.com
(304) 643-2931
Mountwood Park
www.mountwoodpark.org
(304) 679-3611

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

93. Turkey Run

District 6 – Jackson County
Directions: Just north of Ravenswood on state Route 68.
Size: 64 acres
Terrain: Small hills with some woods surrounding the lake

Hunting Opportunities
• Hunting is limited due to area size.

Fishing Opportunities
Turkey Run Lake: 15 acres
• boat launching ramp
• electric motors only
• handicapped-accessible pier
Game Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, trout in the winter

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

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

94. Walker Creek

District 6 – Wood County
Directions: Near the community of Walker on County Routes 7 and 47/15.
Size: 3,194 acres
Terrain: Ranges from river bottoms to steep slopes with mature oak-hickory and a patchwork of young pine-hardwood stands created by even-aged timber management

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

Fishing Opportunities
Walker Creek
Game Fish: limited seasonal panfish opportunities

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

Nearby:
North Bend State Park
www.northbendsp.com

95. Wallback

District 6 – Clay, Kanawha and Roane counties
Directions: Take Wallback exit 34 off I-79 and follow WVDNR signs to the parking lot, or travel north of Clendenin on state Route 4 to King Shoals Road, or from Amma exit 25 from I-79 to county Route 29/9 (Pigeon Run Road). Laurel Creek section is accessed on county Route 18 from state Route 4 between Paxton and Varneytown.
Size: 12,721 acres
Terrain: Hilly topography, forests, brushland

Hunting Opportunities
Hunting Prospects: deer, rabbit, squirrel, turkey
Furbearer: bobcat, red fox, raccoon Class Q hunting access is provided.

Fishing Opportunities
Elk River
Laurel Creek:
• trout stocked (seasonally)
Impoundment: 15 acres
• boat ramp
• electric motors only
• closes at dark
• handicapped-accessible trail
Game Fish: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, muskellunge, trout (stocked seasonally), walleye 

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

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

96. Woodrum Lake

District 6 – Jackson County
Directions: On Middle Fork of the Pocatalico River, accessed via I-77 either by state Route 42 at Romance or by state Route 19 at Kentuck.
Size: 1,696 acres
Terrain: Hilly with oak-hickory and oak-pine timber interspersed with abandoned farms

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

Fishing Opportunities
Woodrum Lake: 240 acres
• boat ramp
• motors restricted to 10 horsepower
• handicapped-accessible pier
Game Fish: largemouth and spotted bass, bluegill, crappie, muskellunge

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

Owned by WVDNR
Managed by Wildlife Resources Section