Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area

The 7,061-acre Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is forested in young oak and hickory. Its terrain consists chiefly of low ridges and small valleys that descend toward bottomland along the Kanawha River. Principal game harvested at Amherst-Plymouth includes deer, grouse, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, and turkey. Guano Creek and the Kanawha River provide fishing for bass, carp, sauger, catfish, and freshwater drum. Camping is prohibited in the management area.

Directions: The Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area is located in central Putnam County near Poca, WV, and Bancroft, WV. To reach the area from Poca, follow highway WV-62 north for less than a mile and turn right onto CR-27. After traveling CR-27 for a mile, turn left onto CR-5 and follow four miles.

The Amherst-Plymouth WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Amherst-Plymouth Public Hunting & Fishing Area.

Hotels near Amherst-Plymouth WMA

Poca (WV) Hotels
Bancroft (WV) Hotels

Regional Information

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in and near the Amherst-Plymouth Wildlife Management Area may be found in our guide to travel in the Metro Valley Region in eastern West Virginia, in which the management area is located.

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