Elk Creek Wildlife Management Area

The 6,004-acre Elk Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is forested principally in hardwoods, which climb steep slopes from the narrow valley of Elk Creek, a tributary of the Guyandotte River. Principal game harvest in the management area includes bear, squirrel, turkey, and raccoon. Deer may be taken by bow-hunting only. Camping is not permitted in the management area, but is available and camgrounds nearby at R.D. Bailey Lake Wildlife Management Area.

Directions: Elk Creek Wildlife Management Area is located in southern Mingo County between Man, WV, and Gilbert, WV. Access to the management area is accomodated off highway WV-80 north of Verner, WV.

The Elk Creek WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Elk Creek Public Hunting & Fishing Area.

Hotels near Elk Creek WMA

Man (WV) Hotels
Gilbert (WV) Hotels

Regional Information

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

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