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Blackwater Wildlife Management Area

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Tucker County, Preston County: 5 m NE of Parsons, West Virginia


The Blackwater Wildlife Management Area -- 58,978 acres -- consists primarily of mountainous terrain covered in oak-hickory, northern hardwood, spruce, fir, and white-pine forests with 2,743 acres of scattered openings. Hunting opportunities abound for bear, turkey, deer, squirrel, grouse, and snowshoe hare. Trapping for fisher, beaver, fox, raccoon and bobcat is productive. Accommodations are provided for Class Q hunters. The Blackwater River, Horseshoe Run, Clover Run, and Slip Hill Run provide excellent trout fishing. The Horseshoe Recreation Area, located along WV Route 7, contains 10 developed campsites, several picnic areas, picnic shelters, and pit toilets, and another 75 primitive campsites are located along Canaan Loop Road. The area can be accessed by U.S. Route 219 and WV routes 72 and 32. Owned by U.S. Forest Service. Information provided by WVDNR.


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