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Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area

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Taylor County


Pleasant Creek WMA (3,030 acres) Barbour and Taylor counties. Located along U.S. Routes 119 and 250, six miles north of Philippi and nine miles south of Grafton. Habitats vary from wetland to mixed hardwood forest and slopes are moderately steep, rising to 1,600 feet. Deer, turkey, waterfowl, grouse, squirrel and rabbit are the primary game species. Tygart Lake offers anglers a wide variety of warmwater fish species, with walleye, smallmouth bass, crappie and channel catfish providing excellent fishing opportunities. Pleasant Creek and Doe Run Impoundment provide good bank fishing opportunities. A campground with forty tent and trailer sites includes fireplaces, picnic tables, well water and pit toilets. Nominal fees are charged for camping and firewood. A 200-yard rifle range, which is accessible to the physically challenged, is located on the area. Owned by the WVDNR and U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Managed by the WVDNR. For additional information contact: Resource Manager, Tygart Lake, Route 1, Box 257, Grafton, West Virginia 26354, (304) 265-1760. Lake and recreation information (304) 265-5953.


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