Deal Island Wildlife Management Area

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Deal Island Wildlife Management Area protects 13,000 acres (53 km2) in western Somerset County near the community of Deal Island. As a wildlife management area, the area is managed by the State of Maryland's Wildlife and Heritage Service to conserve wildlife populations and their habitats, while providing public recreational use of wildlife resources.[1]

Features of the Deal Island WMA include over 9 miles (14 km) of flat trails[citation needed] and a 2,800-acre man-made pond or "impoundment."[1]

Recreational activities include photography, fishing, small boating (canoe and kayak), birdwatching (waterfowl including uncommon duck species), hunting (geese and duck) and crabbing...[1]

The nine mile trail is frequented by hiking and off-road cycling enthusiasts.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Deal Island WMA. Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-12-24.

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Coordinates: 38°11′11″N 75°51′55″W / 38.18639°N 75.86528°W / 38.18639; -75.86528