Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area

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Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Laurel Lake WMA - Laurel Lake.jpg
Laurel Lake
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Mingo
Elevation 790 ft (240.8 m) [1]
Coordinates 37°50′32″N 82°13′07″W / 37.84222°N 82.21861°W / 37.84222; -82.21861Coordinates: 37°50′32″N 82°13′07″W / 37.84222°N 82.21861°W / 37.84222; -82.21861
Area 12,856 acres (5,202.6 ha) [2]
Established 1960 [3]
Management West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Owner Cotiga Development Corporation and WVDNR
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Kermit, West Virginia
Location of Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia
Wikimedia Commons: Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area
Website: Laurel Lake WMA

Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area is located in Mingo County, West Virginia about 17 miles (27 km) east of Kermit. Located on 12,856 acres (5,203 ha) of steep terrain with narrow valleys and ridgetops, the WMA contains second growth mixed hardwoods and hemlock with thick understory of mountain laurel and rhododendron.[2]

To reach Laurel Lake WMA from Kermit follow U.S. Route 52 south about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) to Naugatuck at the intersection of West Virginia Route 65. Then follow WV 65 about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to Lenore. From Lenore, follow Old Norfolk & Western Railroad Bed Road (County Route 3/5) east about 6 miles (9.7 km) to Laurel Lake.

Hunting and Fishing[edit]

Hunting opportunities include bear, deer, grouse, raccoon, squirrel, and turkey.[2]

Fishing opportunities in the 29-acre (12 ha) Laurel Lake can include smallmouth bass, channel catfish, and bluegill.

Camping is not permitted in the WMA. Camping and lodging are available at nearby Chief Logan State Park and Cabwaylingo State Forest.

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