Powhatan Wildlife Management Area

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Powhatan Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Powhatan Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Powhatan Wildlife Management Area
Map of Virginia
Location Powhatan County, Virginia
Nearest city Powhatan
Coordinates 37°32′49″N 77°59′26″W / 37.547°N 77.9905°W / 37.547; -77.9905Coordinates: 37°32′49″N 77°59′26″W / 37.547°N 77.9905°W / 37.547; -77.9905
Area 4,462 acres (1,806 ha)
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wmas/detail.asp?pid=18

Powhatan Wildlife Management Area is a protected area located in Powhatan County, Virginia. Its 4,462 acres (18.06 km2) once belonged to several local farms; today, it is drained by several small streams that slowly make their way to Sallee Creek, which in turn goes north out of the area on the way to the James River. Much of the land is currently made of open fields; these combine with mature and new forest growth to ensure a diverse array of wildlife. The property is contiguous, although it is divided by Route 60; one area of land to its interior is privately owned. Four farm ponds and the Powhatan Lakes combine with numerous beaver ponds and marshes along Sallee Creek to provide water for the area, and a small impoundment for waterfowl exists. The elevation of the property is between 200 and 350 feet (110 m) above sea level.

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