Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area
|Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area|
|West Virginia Wildlife Management Area|
Sleepy Creek Lake in Sleepy Creek WMA, looking south from the impoundment
|Counties||Berkeley and Morgan|
|Elevation||866 ft (264.0 m) |
|Area||22,928 acres (9,278.6 ha) |
|Management||Wildlife Resources Section, WV Division of Natural Resources|
|IUCN category||IV - Habitat/Species government Area|
|Nearest town||Berkeley Springs, West Virginia|
Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area is located near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia in Morgan County and near Martinsburg in Berkeley County. Sleepy Creek WMA is located on 22,928 acres (92.79 km2), mostly covered with mixed oak and pine forest, although about 3,500 acres (14 km2) are covered with mixed hardwoods. The 205-acre (83 ha) Sleepy Creek Lake is located entirely within the WMA.
To access Sleepy Creek WMA from Berkeley Springs, follow U.S. Route 522 south to Winchester Grade Road and follow Winchester Grade Road 12 miles (19 km) to Shanghai Road. Follow east on Shanghai Road into the WMA. From Martinsburg, follow WV Route 9 about nine miles (14 km) west to Back Creek Valley Road. From the intersection with WV Route 9, follow Back Creek Valley Road south about seven miles (11 km) to Sleepy Creek Road. Follow Sleepy Creek Road west into the WMA.
Seventy-five primitive camping sites are provided at the WMA. Trailers over 17 feet (5.2 m) feet long should not be brought into the WMA due to the narrow gravel access road.
- Acme Mapper 2.0, Sleepy Creek WMA, retrieved January 2, 2009
- "Sleep Creek WMA page". West Virginia DNR website. WV Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved January 2, 2009.