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Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area

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Lewis County

Stonecoal Lake WMA (3,000 acres) Lewis and Upshur counties. Located south of U.S. 33 and 119 between Weston and Buckhannon. The area is accessible from state Routes 15, 36 and 7. Hardwood forests cover 80 percent of the area with the remaining areas in wildlife clearings and brushy fields. Hunting opportunities abound for deer, turkey, squirrel and waterfowl. Stonecoal Lake, 550 acres, offers excellent angling opportunities for muskellunge, largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, crappie, channel catfish and bluegill, as well as rainbow, golden and brown trout. Concrete boat ramps are located at both ends of the lake and motors are restricted to 10 horsepower. Fishing accommodations provided for the physically disabled. Camping, swimming and open fires are not permitted. A private campground is located near the headwaters of the lake. Owned by Allegheny Energy Company. Leased to and managed by WVDNR.

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