Goshen and Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area

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Goshen and Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Goshen and Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Goshen and Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Location within Virginia
Location Rockbridge and Augusta counties, Virginia
Nearest city Staunton
Coordinates 38°02′14″N 79°21′24″W / 38.0373°N 79.3568°W / 38.0373; -79.3568Coordinates: 38°02′14″N 79°21′24″W / 38.0373°N 79.3568°W / 38.0373; -79.3568[1]
Area 33,697 acres (136.37 km2)
Governing body Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Goshen and Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area is a protected area located in Rockbridge and Augusta counties, Virginia. At 33,697 acres (136.37 km2), it is the largest Wildlife Management Area managed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The area comprises two parcels of land bisected by the Maury River; the lowest terrain is 1,326 feet (404 m) above sea level, while the highest is 3,400 feet (1,000 m). Three major mountains (Bratton, Forge, and Hogback) are found within the heavily forested area, in addition to a lesser amount of native herbaceous habitat.[2]

Goshen and Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area lies adjacent to George Washington National Forest[2] and the Goshen Pass Natural Area Preserve.[3] It is open to the public for hunting, trapping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and primitive camping.[2] Access for persons 17 years of age or older requires a valid hunting or fishing permit, or a WMA access permit.[4]

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  1. ^ "Goshen-Little Mountain". ProtectedPlanet. United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved January 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Goshen and Little North Mountain". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Goshen Pass Natural Area Preserve". Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Access Permit". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved January 6, 2017. 

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