News Release: October 20, 2020

FARMINGTON, W.VA. — Due to upgrades, Fairfax Pond Dam at the Fairfax Pond-Rehe Wildlife Management Area in Preston County will be temporarily closed to fishing, waterfowl hunting and other recreation starting Oct. 20. Activities outside the construction area will be permitted.

The closure, which will include the parking lot near the dam and the area around it, will remain in effect until modifications are complete and the contractor has removed equipment from the WMA. Signs about the closure will be posted in affected areas. The upgrades, expected to take six months to complete, are necessary to meet West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Dam Safety Section requirements. 

For more information about the closure, contact the DNR District 1 Office in Farmington at 304-825-6787.

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