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Thorn Creek Wildlife Management Area

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Pendleton County


Thorn Creek WMA (528 acres) Pendleton County. Located approximately 7 miles south of Franklin. The area may be reached by taking U.S. Route 220 south from Franklin 2.7 miles and then turning east on state Route 20 (Thorn Creek Road) for 3.7 miles to the area. The area is mostly mixed hardwood forest with some pine and hemlock. It is located along Thorn Creek and encompasses a portion of Neds Mountain on the east and Pond Mountain on the west. Primary game species are deer, squirrel and turkey. Elevation ranges from 1,950 to 2,900 feet. A section of trout stream about 1/2-mile long is available for Fly Fishing Only. Camping is not permitted. Owned by WVDNR.


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