Bear Rocks Lake Wildlife Management Area

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Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Bear Rock Lakes WMA - Bear Lake.jpg
Bear Lake, one of three lakes in the WMA
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Ohio
Coordinates 40°04′53″N 80°32′07″W / 40.08139°N 80.53528°W / 40.08139; -80.53528Coordinates: 40°04′53″N 80°32′07″W / 40.08139°N 80.53528°W / 40.08139; -80.53528
Area 242 acres (98 ha) [1]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WVDNR
Owner WVDNR
For public Hunting, fishing

Day use only, no camping
IUCN category V[2]
Nearest town Valley Grove, West Virginia
Location of Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia

Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area[1] is a 242-acre (98 ha) protected area located in Ohio County, West Virginia, about 8 miles (13 km) east of Wheeling. The terrain at Bear Rock Lakes is rolling hills covered by a combination of hardwood forest and open fields.

From Valley Grove on U.S. Route 40, turn south on Valley Grove Road. Follow Valley Grove Road about a mile. Immediately after passing underneath I-70, turn left on Bear Rock Lane. Follow Bear Rock Lane to the wildlife area.

Hunting and Fishing

Hunting opportunities include rabbit, waterfowl, deer, squirrel, and turkey. The WMA contains four fishing lakes, 8-acre (3.2 ha) Bear Lake, 4-acre (1.6 ha) Rock Lake, 3.4-acre (1.4 ha) Baker Lake, and 0.5-acre (0.20 ha) Wood Pond. Fishing opportunities in the Bear Rock Lakes include stocked trout, largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish.[3] Bear Lake has a handicapped accessible fishing trail. Boating, with electric motors only, is permitted on Bear Lake. Wood Pond is designated for Class Q[4] licences only. Fishing with minnows is prohibited.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Bear Rock Lake WMA page, WV Division of Natural Resources web site, retrieved April 24, 2008
  2. ^ "Bear Rocks Lake Wildlife Management Area". Protected Planet. IUCN. Retrieved 30 April 2018. 
  3. ^ Bear Rock Lake web page, WV Division of Natural Resources web page, retrieved April 24, 2008
  4. ^ West Virginia Fishing Regulations, retrieved April 24, 2008

External links

  • West Virginia Division of Natural Resources web site
  • West Virginia Hunting Regulations
  • West Virginia Fishing Regulations
  • WVDNR Map of Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area


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