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Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Entrance to Lewis Wetzel WMA along CR 82
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Wetzel
Elevation 785 ft (239.3 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°31′22″N 80°38′51″W / 39.52278°N 80.6475°W / 39.52278; -80.6475
Area 13,590 acres (5,499.7 ha) [2]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Jacksonburg, West Virginia
Location of Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia

Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area is located in Wetzel County about 0.75 miles (1.21 km) south of Jacksonburg, West Virginia on County Route 82. Located on 13,590 acres (5,500 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]

The wildlife management area is named for Lewis Wetzel, an early settler and frontiersman in this area of West Virginia. Wetzel County is also named for Wetzel.

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Hunting and Fishing

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

Fishing opportunities on the South Fork of Fishing Creek can include smallmouth bass, spotted bass, and trout. County Route 20 follows the South Fork of Fishing Creek.

Rustic camping is available seasonally in the WMA. A 100-yard (91 m) shooting range is also available.

See also

West Virginia portal

References

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