The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
Cheat Wildlife Management Area
Cheat WMA (80, 771 acres) Randolph County. Access is by U.S. Routes 219 and 250 or state Routes 43, 37 and 64. Maple, beech and birch cover 59 percent of the mountainous terrain, red spruce occupies 19 percent and oak-hickory 18 percent. The hunter can expect to find bear, turkey, deer, snowshoe hare in higher elevations, squirrel, grouse and woodcock. Beaver, fox, raccoon and bobcat trapping is popular. Trout fishing is available in 302 miles of streams, Shavers Fork and parts of the Tygart River. Primitive campsites are distributed throughout the area. Owned by U.S. Forest Service.