The 55-acre Burches Run Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is covered mostly in wetlands and mature oak and hickory forests that ascend gentle hillsides from an elevation of 780 to 900 feet above sea level. Game traditionally hunted in the management area includes deer, squirrel, and waterfowl, though hunting is limited by its relatively small size. Burches Run Lake, which formerly occupied a significant part of the area, has since been drained, and its floodplain is reverting to wetland. Camping is prohibited.
Directions: Burches Run Wildlife Management Area is located in northern Marshall County 11 miles southeast of Wheeling, WV, and 10 miles northeast of Moundsville, WV. Access is from CR-14.
Burches Run WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Burches Run Public Hunting & Fishing Area. Burches Run is a tributary of Wheeling Creek.
Hotels near Burches Run WMA
Moundsville (WV) Hotels
Wheeling (WV) Hotels
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Burches Run Wildlife Management Area may be found in our guide to travel in the Northern Panhandle Region in northern West Virginia, in which Burches Run is located.