The 7,531-acre Beech Fork Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is forested chiefly in oak, pine, and hickory. Its terrain varies for steep, wooded ridges to bottom land along the margins of Beech Fork and its tributaries. Principal game harvested in the management area include deer, fox, grouse, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, turkey, woodcock, mourning dove, and various waterfowl. Beech Fork Lake (720 acres) and Millers Fork Pond (1.5 acres) afford fishing for trout, bluegill, crappie, saugeye, tiger musky, and bass (catch-and-release). The lake is equipped with two boat ramps. The pond is restricted to children under 10 and Class-Q permit holders. A 100-yard shooting range has been established in the management area. Camping is accommodated at adjacent Beech Fork State Park.
Directions: Beech Fork Lake Wildlife Management Area is located in northern Wayne County. It is accessible from the northwest at Huntington, WV, from highway WV-152 and from the northeast, at Barboursville, WV, by highway WV-10.
Beech Fork Lake WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Beech Fork Public Hunting & Fishing Area.
Hotels near Beech Fork Lake WMA
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Beech Fork Lake Wildlife Management Area may be found in our guide to travel in the Metro Valley Region in western West Virginia, in which the management area is located. The lake is also considered to border the Hatfield & McCoy Region in southwestern West Virginia, in which similar relevant information may be found.