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Berwind Lake Wildlife Management Area

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Berwind Lake WMA (18,000 acres) McDowell County. The area is located 12 miles south of Welch on state Routes 16 and 12/4. Rugged forest terrain offers hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, raccoon and squirrel. Berwind Lake encompasses 20 acres and provides fishing for warmwater species and trout. The area has eight primitive camp sites which are under the direction of the WVDNR Parks and Recreation Section.

Owned by the Berwind Land Corporation and leased to and managed by WVDNR.

Recreational facilities managed by DNR Parks and Recreation Section.

  • Reviews 1 Review
    5/5
  • Destination Type Type
    Recreation
  • Activity Level Challenging
    6/8
Learn more about Berwind Lake Wildlife Management Area.

Hunting

  • Deer
  • Raccoon
  • Squirrel
  • Turkey

Fishing

  • 20-acre lake
  • Prospects include spring trout fishing, largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill
  • Three brush shelters to attract fish
  • Foot trail surrounds lake
  • Accessible fishing pier
  • Boat launch ramp
  • Electric motors only

Camping

  • 8 primitive sites
  • Each site equipped with picnic table, lantern post and charcoal grill
  • Check-in: 12:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.

Swimming

  • Pool swimming
  • Open Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Contact the management area office for hours of operation

Hiking

  • Three designated trails

Picnicking

  • Accessible shelter
  • Reservable shelter
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

www.berwindlake.com | (304) 875-2577

Managed by WV State Parks

Owned by WVDNR

Managed by Wildlife Resources Section

SUMMARY

Berwind Lake Wildlife Management Area in McDowell County contains 85 acres of rugged mountain terrain common to the southern portion of the state. Elevations range from 1,642 feet to 2,628 feet and the majority of the area is heavily forested. Oak and hickory dominate the woodlands, which also have some beech and maple cover.

  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.

Overall Rating
5/5
Lauren Keith
Reviewed On 15/10/2017
5/5

Berwind Lake is a beautiful hidden gem in McDowell County, WV.

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