The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
Chief Cornstalk Wildlife Management Area
Chief Cornstalk Wildlife Management Area (WMA) (11,772 acres) Mason County. Accessible by Nine-Mile Road traveling westward from U.S. Route 35 near Southside. The area can also be reached from state Route 2, five miles south of Gallipolis Ferry by turning onto Crab Creek Road leading east to Arlee and then onto the area. Gently rolling to moderately steep slopes comprise most of the area. The area is about 85 percent hardwood forest. Good hunting opportunities exist for deer, turkey, squirrel and grouse. Trapping for raccoon, mink, fox and muskrat is excellent and a special permit is required from the district biologist or area manager. A shooting range is available. A 5-acre lake offers fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish. Catchable-sized trout are stocked in the lake. Rustic tent or small camping sites with vault toilets are available for a nominal fee. Owned and managed by WVDNR.