Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area
|Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area|
|West Virginia Wildlife Management Area|
Bear Lake, one of three lakes in the WMA
|Area||242 acres (98 ha) |
|Management||Wildlife Resources Section, WVDNR|
|For public||Hunting, fishing
Day use only, no camping
|IUCN category||IV - Habitat/Species government Area|
|Nearest town||Valley Grove, West Virginia|
Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area is a 242-acre (98 ha) protected area located in Ohio County, West Virginia, about 8 miles (13 km) east of Wheeling. The terrain at Bear Rock Lakes is rolling hills covered by a combination of hardwood forest and open fields.
From Valley Grove on U.S. Route 40, turn south on Valley Grove Road. Follow Valley Grove Road about a mile. Immediately after passing underneath I-70, turn left on Bear Rock Lane. Follow Bear Rock Lane to the wildlife area.
Hunting and Fishing
Hunting opportunities include rabbit, waterfowl, deer, squirrel, and turkey. The WMA contains four fishing lakes, 8-acre (3.2 ha) Bear Lake, 4-acre (1.6 ha) Rock Lake, 3.4-acre (1.4 ha) Baker Lake, and 0.5-acre (0.20 ha) Wood Pond. Fishing opportunities in the Bear Rock Lakes include stocked trout, largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish. Bear Lake has a handicapped accessible fishing trail. Boating, with electric motors only, is permitted on Bear Lake. Wood Pond is designated for Class Q licences only. Fishing with minnows is prohibited.
- West Virginia Division of Natural Resources web site
- West Virginia Hunting Regulations
- West Virginia Fishing Regulations
- WVDNR Map of Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area