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Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Bluegill (OLepomis macrochirus) may be found in the Laurel Lake WMA
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Mingo
Elevation 790 ft (240.8 m) [1]
Coordinates 37°50′32″N 82°13′07″W / 37.84222°N 82.21861°W / 37.84222; -82.21861
Area 12,856 acres (5,202.6 ha) [2]
Established 1960 [3]
Management West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Owner Cotiga Development Corporation and WVDNR
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Kermit, West Virginia
Location of Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia
Website: Laurel Lake WMA

Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area is located in Mingo County about 17 miles (27 km) east of Kermit, West Virginia. Located on 12,856 acres (5,203 ha) of steep terrain with narrow valleys and ridgetops. The WMA second growth mixed hardwoods and hemlock with thick understory of mountain laurel and rhododendron.[2]

To reach the Laurel Lake WMA from Kermit follow U.S. Route 52 south about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) to Naugatuck at the intersection of WV Route 65. Then follow WV Route 65 about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to Lenore. From Lenore, follow Old Northwest Railroad Bed Road (County Route 3/05) east about 6 miles to Laurel Lake.


Hunting and Fishing

Hunting opportunities include bear, deer, grouse, raccoon, squirrel, and turkey.[2]

Fishing opportunities in the 29-acre (12 ha) Laurel Lake can include smallmouth bass, channel catfish, and bluegill.

Camping is not permitted in the WMA. Camping and lodging are available at nearby Chief Logan State Park and Cabwaylingo State Forest.

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