Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area

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Coordinates: 39°31′22″N 80°38′51″W / 39.52278°N 80.64750°W / 39.52278; -80.64750
Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Lewis Wetzel WMA - Sign.jpg
Entrance to Lewis Wetzel WMA along CR 82
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wetzel
Elevation 785 ft (239.3 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°31′22″N 80°38′51″W / 39.52278°N 80.64750°W / 39.52278; -80.64750
Area 13,590 acres (5,499.7 ha) [2]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Jacksonburg, West Virginia
Location of Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia

Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located in Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA, about 0.75 miles (1.21 km) south of acksonburg on County Route 82. It is located on 13,590 acres (5,500 ha) of steep terrain with narrow valleys and ridgetops. The WMA second growth mixed hardwoods and hemlock with a thick understory of mountain laurel and rhododendron.[2]

The wildlife management area and Wetzel County are named for Lewis Wetzel, an early settler and frontiersman in this area of West Virginia.

Hunting and fishing[edit]

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

Fishing opportunities on the South Fork of Fishing Creek can include smallmouth bass, spotted bass and trout. County Route 20 follows the South Fork of Fishing Creek.

Rustic camping is available seasonally in the WMA. A 100-yard (91 m) shooting range is also available.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Acme Mapper 2.0, Lewis Wetzel WMA, retrieved October 31, 2008
  2. ^ a b c "Lewis Wetzel WMA page". WV Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2 November 2008. 

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