Mannington, state expand outdoor recreation at Dents Run

Mannington, state expand outdoor recreation at Dents Run
Mannington Lake, also known as the Dents Run Reservoir, will now be managed by the W.Va. Dept. of Natural Resources. (Photo: Sibray /WVExplorer)

MANNINGTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has entered into a long-term agreement with Mannington, West Virginia, to allow public hunting, fishing, and trapping on nearly 114 acres in Marion County.


The property has been incorporated into the existing 1,259-acre Dents Run Wildlife Management Area. The 10-acre Mannington Lake is also included in the agreement, according to Brett McMillion, director of the W.Va. Department of Natural Resources.

Map of Dents Run Wildlife Management Area

State hunting, trapping, and fishing regulations will now apply at the lake and on the 114-acre tract.

“We’re excited to partner with the city of Mannington and the Mannington Lake Association to bring fishing back to the Little Dents Run Lake, which will now be called Mannington Lake for law enforcement and fish management purposes,” McMillion said.


“We look forward to seeing how this agreement improves access to exceptional hunting, trapping, and fishing opportunities in Marion County.”

For more information, call the W.Va. DNR District 1 Office in Farmington at 304-825-6787.

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