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Burnsville Lake Wildlife Management Area

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Braxton County: 3 m E of Burnsville, West Virginia


The Burnsville Lake Wildlife Management Area -- 12,579 acres -- is dominated by hilly and steep terrain with some gently sloping uplands and fairly flat creek bottoms. A mixture of young timber, brush, and old fields provides good conditions for deer, turkey, raccoon, rabbit, and grouse. Burnsville Lake, 968 acres, provides for healthy populations of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, crappie, muskellunge, channel catfish and bluegill. Fishing accommodations are provided for the physically disabled anglers and Class Q hunters. Boat ramps at Riffle Run and the Bulltown day-use areas provide year-round access for general public use. Camping is limited to developed campground areas. Burnsville Lake Marina operates from early April until mid-October, and offers rental boats, gasoline, snacks, and bait. The area may be reached from I-79's exit 79 or by U.S. Route 19 from I-79 exit 67. A picnic area is located at the Falls of Little Kanawha in the lake's tailwaters. Information provided by WVDNR.


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