Woodrum Lake Wildlife Management Area

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Woodrum Lake Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) may be found at the Woodrum Lake WMA
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Jackson
Elevation 735 ft (224.0 m) [1]
Coordinates 38°37′18″N 81°34′53″W / 38.62167°N 81.58139°W / 38.62167; -81.58139Coordinates: 38°37′18″N 81°34′53″W / 38.62167°N 81.58139°W / 38.62167; -81.58139 [1]
Area 1,696 acres (686.3 ha) [2]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WV Division of Natural Resources
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Romance, West Virginia
Location of Woodrum Lake Wildlife Management Area in 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.[2]

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.[3][4] Repaired, refilled and restocked, it is now again popular with bass and muskellunge as well as panfish (bluegill, crappie and catfish) anglers.[5][6] Trout are not stocked. Trolling boats are permitted, with a maximum of 10 horsepower.

Deer, waterfowl and small game can also be hunted, with permit and seasonal restriction.[7] Camping is not permitted.[8]

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[edit]

Hunting opportunities in the WMA include deer, grouse, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, and waterfowl.[2]

Fishing opportunities in the 240-acre (97 ha) Woodrum Lake include largemouth and spotted bass, bluegill, crappie, muskellunge.

Camping is not available at the WMA.[2]

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