Sand Hill Wildlife Management Area

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Sand Hill Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Eastern Grey Squirrel in St James's Park, London - Nov 2006 edit.jpg
Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) may be found at the Sand Hill WMA
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties Wood and Ritchie
Elevation 1,200 ft (365.8 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°15′23″N 81°16′04″W / 39.25639°N 81.26778°W / 39.25639; -81.26778Coordinates: 39°15′23″N 81°16′04″W / 39.25639°N 81.26778°W / 39.25639; -81.26778
Area 1,987 acres (804.1 ha) [2]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WV Division of Natural Resources
Owner CNG Transmission Corporation and heirs of Dennis O'Brien
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Parkersburg, West Virginia
Location of Sand Hill Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia

Sand Hill Wildlife Management Area is located near Parkersburg, West Virginia in Wood and Ritchie counties. Sand Hill WMA is located on 1,987 acres (804 ha) of rugged, hilly oak-hickory woodlands interspersed with timber, oil and gas development sites.[2]

The WMA is located on both sides of U.S. Route 50 at the Wood/Ritchie county line, about 12 miles (19 km) east of Parkersburg. Access to the northern section is from old US 50 at the county line. Access to the southern end of the WMA is from Volcano Road off the Mountwood Park exit of US 50.

Hunting and Fishing[edit]

Hunting opportunities in Sand Hill WMA include deer, grouse, rabbit, squirrel, and turkey.[2]

Although camping is not allowed at the WMA, camping is available at nearby North Bend State Park.[2] A large firearm safety area is maintained around a mine on the northern section. Fishing is also available at North Bend.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Acme Mapper 2.0, Sand Hill WMA, retrieved January 1, 2009
  2. ^ a b c d "Sand Hill WMA page". West Virginia DNR website. WV Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved January 1, 2009. 

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