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Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Entrance sign for Pleasant Creek WMA
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
Counties Barbour, Taylor
Elevation 1,215 ft (370.3 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°15′41″N 80°03′30″W / 39.26139°N 80.05833°W / 39.26139; -80.05833
Area 3,030 acres (1,226.2 ha) [2]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WV Division of Natural Resources
Owner WVDNR and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Philippi, West Virginia
Location of Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia
Wikimedia Commons: Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area

Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area, is located near Philippi, West Virginia in Barbour and Taylor counties. Located on 3,030 acres (1,230 ha) land that varies from wetlands to steeply forested woodlands, the Pleasant Creek WMA rises to an elevation of 1,600 feet (490 m).[2]


Hunting and Fishing

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

The excellent fishing opportunities are available in the adjacent Tygart Lake, in the Doe Run Impoundment, and in Pleasant Creek.

Fishing in the 1,750-acre (710 ha) Tygart Lake includes largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, channel catfish, flathead catfish, crappie, bluegill, white bass, rock bass, bullhead, yellow perch, and carp. In addition, rainbow trout is stocked in the lake tailwaters.[3]

Game fish in Pleasant Creek include rock bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, bluegill, channel catfish, flathead catfish, crappie, muskellunge, sunfish, and walleye.[2]

A boat ramp is available at Tygart Lake. Doe Run Impoundment is limited to electric motors only. Forty (40) rustic camping sites for tents or trailers are available in the WMA. A 200-yard (180 m) shooting range is located at the WMA.[2]

Photo gallery

See also

West Virginia portal


  1. ^ Acme Mapper 2.0, Pleasant Creek WMA, retrieved December 20, 2008
  2. ^ a b c d e "Pleasant Creek WMA page". West Virginia DNR website. WV Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved December 20, 2008.  
  3. ^ "Tygart Lake Fishing". Dam and Lakes in the Pittsburgh District. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District. Retrieved 2008-12-25.  

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