Woodrum Lake Wildlife Management Area
|Woodrum Lake Wildlife Management Area|
|West Virginia Wildlife Management Area|
Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) may be found at the Woodrum Lake WMA
|Elevation||735 ft (224.0 m) |
|Area||1,696 acres (686.3 ha) |
|Management||Wildlife Resources Section, WV Division of Natural Resources|
|IUCN category||IV - Habitat/Species government Area|
|Nearest town||Romance, West Virginia|
Woodrum Lake Wildlife Management Area, is located about 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Romance, West Virginia in Jackson County. Woodrum Lake WMA is located on 1,696 acres (686 ha) of hilly oak-hickory hardwood lots mixed with abandoned farmland.
Built in 1988 by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service to protect Middle Fork Creek, the 240 acre lake was drained in order to repair the dam and correct a lock mechanism jammed by a sunken log in 2005. Repaired, refilled and restocked, it is now again popular with bass and muskellunge as well as panfish (bluegill, crappie and catfish) anglers. Trout are not stocked. Trolling boats are permitted, with a maximum of 10 horsepower.
Access to Woodrum Lake WMA is by County Route 42 (Romance-Advent Road) from Romance, or by County Route 19 from Kentuck.
Hunting and Fishing
Camping is not available at the WMA.
- "Woodrum Wildlife Management Area". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1996-09-13. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
- "Woodrum Lake WMA page". West Virginia DNR website. WV Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved January 28, 2009.