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Anawalt Lake Wildlife Management Area

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Anawalt Lake WMA (1,792 acres) McDowell County. Located approximately 20 miles southeast of Welch, access is provided by following state Route 103 south from Welch to state Route 161. Follow state Route 161 and county Route 84 to Anawalt. From Anawalt take county Route 8 to the Wildlife Management Area. Anawalt WMA is primarily a mixed hardwood forest with oak-hickory forest types on drier sites and yellow poplar/black cherry in the coves. Several administrative roads and trails provide interior access for foot travel only. The area supports hunting opportunities for deer, bear, squirrel, turkey and ruffed grouse. The 7-acre impoundment supports a warmwater fishery and is stocked with trout from February through May.

Owned by WVDNR.

 

  • Reviews 1 Review
    5/5
  • Destination Type Type
    Recreation
  • Activity Level Leisurely
    2/8
Learn more about Anawalt Lake Wildlife Management Area.

Hunting

  • Deer
  • Raccoon
  • Squirrel
  • Turkey
  • Ruffed Grouse

Fishing

  • 7-acre lake
  • Prospects include spring trout fishing, largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill
  • Foot trail surrounds lake

Hiking

  • Administrative roads and trails

Picnicking

  • Accessible shelters
  • Accessible picnic tables
Inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
CONTACT INFORMATION

District 4


Wildlife Management Area

WV DNR Wildlife Resources

2006 Robert C. Byrd Drive • Beckley, WV 25801-8320

(304) 256-6947

Anawalt Lake | (304) 256-6945

Owned by WVDNR

Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

SUMMARY

The lake was constructed in the early 1990’s with a maximum depth of 15 feet and an average depth of 6 feet. A foot trail surrounding the lake provide good bank fishing access. Pit type toilets, shelters, and picnic tables are provided. Boating, camping, and the use of live minnows as bait are prohibited.

  1. Hunting State License Required

    PURCHASING A HUNTING LICENSE

    Licenses may be obtained as follows:

    1. At approximately 175 license agent locations throughout the state. ($3 issuing fee for first purchase and $1 for subsequent purchases.)
    2. www.wvhunt.com (Official DNR website – $2 fee per transaction.)
    3. Directly from the Hunting and Fishing License Unit by phoning (304) 558- 2758. ($2 fee per transaction.)

    For additional information contact:

    Hunting and Fishing License Unit

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources 324 4th Avenue • South Charleston, West Virginia 25303

    (304) 558-2758 | wvdnrcustomerservice@wv.gov

  2. Fishing State License Required

    PURCHASING A FISHING LICENSE

    Licenses may be obtained as follows:

    1. At approximately 175 license agent locations throughout the state. ($3 issuing fee for first purchase and $1 for subsequent purchases.)
    2. www.wvfish.com (Official DNR website – $2 fee per transaction.)
    3. Directly from the Hunting and Fishing License Unit by phoning (304) 558- 2758. ($2 fee per transaction.)

    For additional information contact:

    Hunting and Fishing License Unit

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources 324 4th Avenue • South Charleston, West Virginia 25303

    (304) 558-2758 | wvdnrcustomerservice@wv.gov

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YES! West Virginia hunting and trapping regulations are set by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. West Virginia provides a diverse selection of recreational opportunities for the avid hunter. McDowell County is in District 4. The District 4 office is located at 2006 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801. They may be reached at (304) 256-6947.

You may also visit our hunting regulations page for an overview.

YES! West Virginia fishing regulations are set by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. West Virginia provides a diverse selection of recreational opportunities for the avid angler. McDowell County is in District 4. The District 4 office is located at 2006 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801. They may be reached at (304) 256-6947.

You may also visit our fishing regulations page for an overview.

Overall Rating
5/5
Virginia Trostle
Reviewed On 15/10/2017
5/5

Great information, refreshes my mind about my home town of Anawalt and many other known towns in the county. Many new lodging places and restaurants for visiting vacationers. Virginia Davis Trostle

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