Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area

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Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area
Sleepy Creek Lake 20160625.jpg
Sleepy Creek Lake in Sleepy Creek WMA, looking south from the impoundment
Map showing the location of Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area
Location of Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia
LocationBerkeley and Morgan, West Virginia, United States
Coordinates39°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
Area22,928 acres (92.79 km2)[1]
Elevation866 ft (264 m)[2]
OperatorWildlife Resources Section, WV Division of Natural Resources

Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area is located in Morgan and Berkeley Counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. It encompasses 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.[1] 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.[1] 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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Sleep Creek WMA page". West Virginia DNR website. WV Division of Natural Resources. Archived from the original on July 9, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2009.
  2. ^ Acme Mapper 2.0, Sleepy Creek WMA, retrieved January 2, 2009
  3. ^ "Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area". Protected Planet. IUCN. Retrieved 30 April 2018.

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