The 1,792-acre Anawalt Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is forested chiefly in hardwoods on steep mountain slopes, though groves of yellow poplar dominate in coves. Principal game harvested in the management area includes bear, deer, squirrel, turkey, and ruffled grouse. Anawalt Lake, a seven-acre impoundment near the low point in the management area, provides fishing for warm-water species, though it is also stocked with trout from February through May. Camping in the management area is prohibited
Directions: The Anawalt Lake Wildlife Management Area is located in southern McDowell County near Anawalt, West Virginia, southeast of Welch, WV, and east of Bramwell, WV. Access to Anawalt from highway US-52 at Welch is by highway WV-103 and CR-84. From Anawalt, follow CR-8 to parking areas at Anawalt Lake. The management area may also be reached from highway US-52 near Maybeury, WV, northwest of Bramwell, from which highway WV-161 leads.
Anawalt Lake WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Anawalt Lake Public Hunting & Fishing Area.
Hotels near Anawalt Lake WMA
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near Anawalt Lake Wildlife Management Area may be found in our guide to travel in the Hatfield & McCoy Region in southern West Virginia, in which the management area is located.