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Beech Fork Lake Wildlife Management Area

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Wayne County: 5 m S of Huntington, West Virginia

The Beech Fork Lake Wildlife Management Area -- 7,531 acres -- includes steep terrain, more than 85 percent of which is covered in oak-hickory-pine forest. Game includes deer, turkey, squirrel, raccoon, grouse, fox, rabbit, woodcock, mourning dove, and waterfowl. Beech Fork Lake, 720 acres, provides for warmwater fishing for crappie, saugeye, bluegill, channel catfish, tiger musky, and largemouth, spotted, and hybrid-striped bass. Trout are stocked in Millers Fork pond (five acres) for children 10 and younger and handicap fishing March through May. Two public boat ramps and a 275-site year-round campground are available. A camping fee is charged. The area also features a 100-yard shooting range. Beech Fork can be accessed via WV Route 152 or WV Route 10 and Heath Creek Road. Managed by WVDNR and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Information provided by WVDNR.


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