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Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Bear Lake, one of three lakes in the WMA
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Ohio
Coordinates 40°04′53″N 80°32′07″W / 40.08139°N 80.53528°W / 40.08139; -80.53528
Area 242 acres (98 ha) [1]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WVDNR
For public Hunting, fishing
Day use only, no camping
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Valley Grove, West Virginia
Location of Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia

Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area[1] is a 242-acre (98 ha) protected area located in Ohio County, West Virginia, about 8 miles (13 km) east of Wheeling. The terrain at Bear Rock Lakes is rolling hills covered by a combination of hardwood forest and open fields.

From Valley Grove on U.S. Route 40, turn south on Valley Grove Road. Follow Valley Grove Road about a mile. Immediately after passing underneath I-70, turn left on Bear Rock Lane. Follow Bear Rock Lane to the wildlife area.


Hunting and Fishing

Hunting opportunities include rabbit, waterfowl, deer, squirrel, and turkey. The WMA contains four fishing lakes, 8-acre (3.2 ha) Bear Lake, 4-acre (1.6 ha) Rock Lake, 3.4-acre (1.4 ha) Baker Lake, and 0.5-acre (0.20 ha) Wood Pond. Fishing opportunities in the Bear Rock Lakes include stocked trout, largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish.[2] Bear Lake has a handicapped accessible fishing trail. Boating, with electric motors only, is permitted on Bear Lake. Wood Pond is designated for Class Q[3] licences only. Fishing with minnows is prohibited.

See also

West Virginia portal


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