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Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) may be found at the Shannondale Springs WMA
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Jefferson
Elevation 378 ft (115.2 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°13′13″N 77°48′58″W / 39.22028°N 77.81611°W / 39.22028; -77.81611
Area 1,361 acres (550.8 ha) [2]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WV Division of Natural Resources

IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Charles Town, West Virginia
Location of Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia

Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area is located near Charles Town, West Virginia in Jefferson County. Shannondale Springs WMA is located on 1,361 acres (551 ha) of hills covered with oak-hickory woodlands, brushy areas, and open fields.[2]
The WMA is located 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Charles Town, along the Shenandoah River. Access is from Charles Town four miles along State Route 9 to Mission Road, then south on Mission Road to the WMA.


Hunting, Trapping and Fishing

Hunting opportunities in Shannondale Springs WMA include deer, mourning dove, raccoon, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl, Bear and woodcock.[2]

Trapping opportunities can include beaver, gray fox, red fox, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, and skunk.

Fishing opportunities in the Shenandoah River include rock bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, and panfish.

Camping is not allowed at the WMA. A boat ramp is available to access the Shenandoah River.[2]

See also

West Virginia portal


  1. ^ Acme Mapper 2.0, Shannondale Springs WMA, retrieved January 2, 2009
  2. ^ a b c d "Sand Hill WMA page". West Virginia DNR website. WV Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved January 2, 2009.  

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