Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area

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Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Sleepy Creek Lake 20160625.jpg
Sleepy Creek Lake in Sleepy Creek WMA, looking south from the impoundment
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties Berkeley and Morgan
Elevation 866 ft (264.0 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°29′35″N 78°07′57″W / 39.49306°N 78.13250°W / 39.49306; -78.13250Coordinates: 39°29′35″N 78°07′57″W / 39.49306°N 78.13250°W / 39.49306; -78.13250
Area 22,928 acres (9,278.6 ha) [2]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WV Division of Natural Resources
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Location of Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area in 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.[2] 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.


Hunting opportunities in Sleepy Creek WMA include white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, eastern gray squirrel, and wild turkey.[2] Trapping opportunities can include bobcat, red fox, and raccoon.

Fishing opportunities in the 205-acre (83 ha) Sleepy Creek Lake include largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and northern pike.

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.[2]

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

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