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Sand Hill Wildlife Management Area

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Location: Ritchie County

Sand Hill WMA (967 acres) Wood and Ritchie counties. Located 12 miles east of Parkersburg on either side of U.S. Route 50. Access to the northern portion of the area (267 acres) is from old U.S. Route 50 at the Wood/Ritchie county line. This portion has a significant amount of acreage in a safety zone around an underground sandstone mine. Access to the southern portion is either directly from U.S. Route 50 at the county line or from the Volcano Road (Route 28) south of Mountwood Park. The hilly wooded terrain is interspersed with haul roads and landings from recent timbering activity and old oil and gas development. The forest is oak-hickory and hunting prospects are best for deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit and grouse. Owned by CNG Transmission Corporation and leased to the WVDNR.


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