Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area

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Coordinates: 40°04′53″N 80°32′07″W / 40.08139°N 80.53528°W / 40.08139; -80.53528
Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Bear Rock Lakes WMA - Bear Lake.jpg
Bear Lake, one of three lakes in the WMA
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Ohio
Coordinates 40°04′53″N 80°32′07″W / 40.08139°N 80.53528°W / 40.08139; -80.53528
Area 242 acres (98 ha) [1]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WVDNR
Owner WVDNR
For public Hunting, fishing

Day use only, no camping
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Valley Grove, West Virginia
Location of Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia

Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area[1] 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[edit]

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.[2] 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[3] licences only. Fishing with minnows is prohibited.

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