Stewarts Creek Wildlife Management Area

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Stewarts Creek Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Stewarts Creek Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Stewarts Creek Wildlife Management Area
Location within Virginia
Location Carroll County, Virginia
Nearest city Galax
Coordinates 36°36′2″N 80°48′45″W / 36.60056°N 80.81250°W / 36.60056; -80.81250Coordinates: 36°36′2″N 80°48′45″W / 36.60056°N 80.81250°W / 36.60056; -80.81250[1]
Area 1,087 acres (4.40 km2)
Governing body Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Stewarts Creek Wildlife Management Area is a 1,087-acre (4.40 km2) Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Carroll County, Virginia. It lies along the Blue Ridge Mountains, with terrain that is rugged and steep; its lowest elevation is 1,580 feet (480 m) above sea level, while the highest is at 2,955 feet (901 m), near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Five sections of streams totaling 4.8 miles (7.7 km), including the headwaters of both the North and South forks of Stewarts Creek, lie within the area's boundaries; many of these contain populations of brook trout, and are bordered by thickets of rhododendrons. Most of the area is wooded, mainly with tulip poplar, yellow birch, oak, and hickory.[2]

Stewarts Creek WMA is owned and maintained by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The area is open to the public for hunting, trapping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and primitive camping.[2] Access for persons 17 years of age or older requires a valid hunting or fishing permit, or a WMA access permit.[3]

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  1. ^ "Stewarts Creek". ProtectedPlanet. United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved January 15, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Stewarts Creek". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved January 15, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Access Permit". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved January 15, 2017. 

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