Burnsville Lake Wildlife Management Area

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The 12,579-acre Burnsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) protects old farm fields and young forests on gentle uplands along the Little Kanawha River. One of the largest lakes in central West Virginia, Burnsville Lake, at 968 acres, is equipped with three wheelchair-accessible boat ramp and accomodates fishing for bass, trout, walleye, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Its are stocked with trout February through May. The area supports Class-Q hunting access, and game tradionally hunted in the management area includes deer, grouse, rabbit, raccoon, and turkey. More than 260 tent and trailer campsites and six primitive campsites are located in the Burnsville Wildlife Management Area.

Directions: The Burnsville Lake Wildlife Management Area is located in northern Braxton County three miles east of , off I-79, and six miles northeast of .

Burnsville Lake WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The management area was formerly known as the Burnsville Lake Public Hunting & Fishing Area. The Bulltown National Historic District and Falls Mills Picnic Area are located on the lake at Falls Mills, WV. The management area is located approximately seven miles north of the Elk River Wildlife Management Area, the site of Sutton Lake.

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Regional Information

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near Burnsville Lake Wildlife Management Area may be found in our guide to travel in the Heartland Region of central West Virginia, in which Burnville Lake is located.