Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area

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Coordinates: 37°57′05″N 81°13′47″W / 37.95139°N 81.22972°W / 37.95139; -81.22972
Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Ictalurus punctatus1.jpg
Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) may be found at the Plum Orchard Lake WMA
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties Fayette
Elevation 1,743 ft (531.3 m) [1]
Coordinates 37°57′05″N 81°13′47″W / 37.95139°N 81.22972°W / 37.95139; -81.22972
Area 3,030 acres (1,226.2 ha) [2]
Established 1960 [3]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Pax, West Virginia
Location of Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia
Website: Plum Orchard Lake WMA

Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area, is located near Pax, West Virginia in Fayette county. Located on 3,201 acres (1,295 ha) land that varies from wetlands to steeply forested woodlands, the Pleasant Creek WMA rises to an elevation of 1,600 feet (490 m).[2]

Access to Plum Orchard Lake WMA is from the Mossy or Pax exits of I-77, then following County Route 23 (Paint Creek Road) to County Route 23/1 (Plum Orchard Lake Road.)

Hunting and Fishing[edit]

Hunting opportunities in Plum Orchard Lake WMA include deer, raccoon, squirrel, turkey and waterfowl.[2]

Fishing opportunities in 202-acre (82 ha) Plum Orchard Lake include largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, bluegill, sunfish, crappie.

Four boat ramps are available at Plum Orchard Lake. Forty-two (42) rustic camping sites for tents or trailers are available in the WMA.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Acme Mapper 2.0, Plum Orchard Lake Creek WMA, retrieved December 26, 2008
  2. ^ a b c d "Plum Orchard Lake WMA page". West Virginia DNR website. WV Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved December 20, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area". West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 

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