Nathaniel Mountain Wildlife Management Area

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Coordinates: 39°13′21″N 78°47′28″W / 39.22250°N 78.79111°W / 39.22250; -78.79111
Nathaniel Mountain Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hampshire
Elevation 1,922 ft (585.8 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°13′21″N 78°47′28″W / 39.22250°N 78.79111°W / 39.22250; -78.79111
Area 10,675 acres (4,320 ha) [2]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest city Romney, West Virginia
Location of Nathaniel Mountain Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia
Website: WVDNR District 2 Wildlife Management Areas

Nathaniel Mountain Wildlife Management Area is located on 10,675 acres (43.20 km2) south of Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia. The wildlife management area's principle access road is off of Grassy Lick Road (County Route 10). Nathaniel Mountain is one of West Virginia's largest and most important wildlife management areas. Nathaniel Mountain WMA is owned by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. On November 17, 2003, the WMA was expanded by 1,800 acres (7.3 km2) after MeadWestvaco Corporation sold the property to the WVDNR.

Nathaniel Mountain WMA is made up of three major mountains: Nathaniel Mountain (2,739 ft), Piney Mountain (2,618 ft), and South Branch Mountain (3,028 ft). The WMA's forests are primarily dominated by mature species of oak, hickory, and Virginia pine. White-tailed deer, turkey, grouse, squirrel, and black bears are abundant in the WMA and available for hunt.

Mill Run, a steep mountain stream that meanders through a seven mile (11 km) course to join the South Branch Potomac River, is also located in the Nathaniel Mountain WMA and is one of West Virginia's most productive smallmouth bass fisheries. Mill Run is home to bass, native brook trout, and rainbow trout.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]