Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area

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Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Bobcat stare.jpg
Bobcat (Lynx rufus) may be found at the Sleepy Creek WMA
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties Berkeley and Morgan
Elevation 866 ft (264 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, West Virginia in Berkeley County. Sleepy Creek WMA is located on 22,928 acres (9,279 ha), mostly covered with mixed oak and pine forest, although about 3,500 acres (1,400 ha) are covered with mixed hardwoods.[2]

To access Sleepy Creek WMA from Berkeley Springs, follow 522 South to Winchester Grade Road and follow Winchester Grade Road 12 miles to Shanghai Road. Follow east on Shanghai Road into the WMA. From Martinsburg, follow WV Route 9 about 9 miles west to Back Creek Valley Road. From the intersection with WV Rt. 9, follow south on Back Creek Valley Road about 7 miles to Sleepy Creek Road. Follow Sleepy Creek Road west into the WMA.

Hunting, Trapping and Fishing[edit]

Hunting opportunities in Sleepy Creek WMA include deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey.[2]

Trapping opportunities can include bobcat, fox, and raccoon.

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

75 rustic 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]

See also[edit]


  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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