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Moncove Lake Wildlife Management Area

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Monroe County


Moncove Lake WMA (775 acres) Monroe County. Access the area by following state Route 3 from Union east to Gap Mills and taking state Route 8 for six miles. Oak-hickory forest covers most of the area, which ranges from gently rolling hills to steep mountain sides with elevations from 2,503 to 3,100 feet. Old fields and wildlife openings are scattered throughout the area. Hunting opportunities are best for deer, turkey, squirrel, grouse, rabbit and waterfowl. Moncove Lake, 144 acres, provides warmwater fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish. Boat motors are restricted to 5 horsepower or less. All recreational facilities are part of Moncove Lake State Park, which is located along state Route 8/2 that circles the lake, and hunting is prohibited within this area. Fifty campsites and the recreational facilities are maintained by the DNR Parks and Recreation Section. A camping fee is charged. Owned by WVDNR.


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