The 388-acre Big Ditch Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) protects a forested vale centered around 55-acre Big Ditch Lake. Small game and waterfowl are the primary quarry taken in the management area, though hunting is limited due to its small acreage. Big Ditch Lake is wheelchair accessible and supports fishing for bass, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish. Camping is prohibited in the management area.
Location: Big Ditch Lake Wildlife Management Area is located in Webster County one half mile west of Cowen, WV, on highway CR-30.
Big Ditch Lake WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Big Ditch Lake Public Hunting & Fishing Area.
Hotels near Big Ditch Lake WMA
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near Big Ditch Wildlife Management Area may be found in our guide to travel in the Allegheny Highlands Region, in central West Virginia, in which the management area is located.