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Upper Mud River Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) may be found at the Upper Mud River WMA
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
Counties Lincoln
Elevation 743 ft (226.5 m) [1]
Coordinates 38°09′35″N 82°02′39″W / 38.15972°N 82.04417°W / 38.15972; -82.04417
Area 1,425 acres (576.7 ha) [2]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WV Division of Natural Resources

IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Hamlin, West Virginia
Location of Upper Mud River Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia

Upper Mud River Wildlife Management Area, is located about 12 miles (19 km) South of Hamlin, West Virginia in Lincoln County. Upper Mud River WMA is located on 1,425 acres (577 ha) of steeply forested terrain.[2]

The WMA is accessed from County Route 7 (Upper Mud River Road) about 12 miles (19 km) south of Hamlin.


Hunting and Fishing

Hunting opportunities in the WMA include deer, grouse, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, turkey, and waterfowl.[2]

The 306-acre (124 ha) lake at Upper Mud River WMA provides fishing opportunites for largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, and muskellunge.

Amenities at the WMA include a swimming beach with a bath house, picnic areas, playgrounds, a softball field, and restrooms. However, camping is not available at the WMA.[2]

See also

West Virginia portal


  1. ^ Acme Mapper 2.0, Upper Mud River WMA, retrieved January 27, 2009
  2. ^ a b c d "Upper Mud River WMA page". West Virginia DNR website. WV Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved January 27, 2009.  

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