The 242-acre Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is covered primarily in open fields and mixed hardwoods and includes four ponds, two of which are accessible by wheelchair. Deer, rabbit, squirrel, and turkey are principal game species in the management area, though hunting is limited as a result of its small size. Bear Lake (eight acres), Rock Lake (four acres), Baker Lake (three acres), and Wood Pond (half-an-acre) each support trout and warmwater species. A boat launch ramp is located on Bear Lake. Overnight camping and open fires are prohibited in the management are, though toilets are available.
Directions: Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area is located in eastern Ohio County east of Wheeling and Triadelphia. The management area is located off highway US-40, two-miles west of The Highlands (including a Cabela’s outdoor retail center) and the I-70 Dallas Pike exit. Visitors may follow West Alexander Road to Stoolfire Road to Park Hill Road.
Bear Rock Lakes is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Bear Rock Lakes Public Hunting & Fishing Area. The lakes are impoundments on Todd Run, a tributary of Middle Wheeling Creek.
Hotels near Bear Rock Lakes WMA
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near Bear Rock Lakes Wildlife Management Area may be found in our guide to travel in the Northern Panhandle Region in northern West Virginia, in which the management area is located.