Horsepen Lake Wildlife Management Area

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Horsepen Lake Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Horsepen Lake Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Horsepen Lake Wildlife Management Area
Location within Virginia
Location Buckingham County, Virginia
Nearest city Andersonville
Coordinates 37°30′17″N 78°33′24″W / 37.5048°N 78.5568°W / 37.5048; -78.5568Coordinates: 37°30′17″N 78°33′24″W / 37.5048°N 78.5568°W / 37.5048; -78.5568[1]
Area 2,910 acres (11.8 km2)
Governing body Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Horsepen Lake Wildlife Management Area is a 2,910-acre (11.8 km2) Wildlife Management Area in Buckingham County, Virginia. It sits at about 500 feet (150 m) above sea level on the southeastern part of the drainage area of the Slate River. The area includes small streams, beaver ponds, and forests of pine, oak, and hickory. The 18-acre (7.3 ha) Horsepen Lake is also located on the property.[2]

Horsepen Lake Wildlife Management Area is owned and maintained by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The area is open to the public for hunting, trapping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, boating, and primitive camping. Improvements include numerous parking areas, a boat launch, and a picnic shelter.[2] Access for persons 17 years of age or older requires a valid hunting or fishing permit, a current Virginia boat registration, or a WMA access permit.[3]

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  1. ^ "Horsepen Lake". ProtectedPlanet. United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Horsepen Lake". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Access Permit". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 

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