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Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area

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Wetzel County,Tyler County


Lewis Wetzel WMA (13,388 acres) Wetzel County. Located 3/4 mile south of Jacksonburg on Buffalo Run Road. Another access is via Indian Creek Road (county Route 13), approximately 14 miles east of its intersection with state Route 18. The rugged terrain ranging in elevation from 736 to 1,560 feet has an abundance of oak, hickory and beech trees. Deer, turkey, squirrel, raccoon and ruffed grouse are the primary game species. Trout are stocked in the North and South Forks of Fishing Creek and a good smallmouth bass population is available from Pine Grove to Smithfield. A campground with twenty tent and trailer sites includes charcoal grills, picnic tables and pit toilets. Nominal fees are charged for camping and firewood. A 100-yard shooting range, which is accessible to the physically challenged, is located on the area. Owned and managed by the WVDNR.


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