Berwind Lake Wildlife Management Area

Berwind Lake, McDowell County, Hatfield & McCoy Region
Lake Berwind in the Berwind Wildlife Management Area

The 85-acre Berwind Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) consists of steep mountain forest surrounding 20-acre Lake Berwind. Principal game harvested in the management area include deer, squirrel, raccoon, and turkey, though hunting is limited due to the limited acreage of the management area. Lake Berwind is equipped with a Class-Q fishing pier and accommodates fishing for warm-water species. Trout is stocked from February until May. Eight primitive campsites, a playground, and a swimming pool have been established in the management area.

Location: Berwind Lake Wildlife Management Area is located in southern McDowell County four miles south of War, WV, and 12 miles south of Welch, WV, on highways WV-16 and WV-12/4.

Berwind Lake WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Berwind Lake Public Hunting & Fishing Area. The management area was established on land formerly owned by the Berwind Lumber Company.

Hotels near Berwind Lake WMA

War (WV) Hotels
Welch (WV) Hotels

Regional Information

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near Berwind Lake Wildlife Management Area may be found in our guide to travel in the Hatfield & McCoy Region of southwestern West Virginia, in which the management area is located.

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