The 48-acre Horse Creek Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) protects steep, open-bordered forest in cove in the Cumberland Mountains. Game traditionally hunted in the management area includes deer, squirrel, and raccoon, though hunting is limited in the area as a result of its relatively small size. Horse Creek Lake, at five acres, is the chief resources in the area and provides fishing for trout, bluegill, largemouth bass, and channel catfish. Camping is prohibited in the management area but is accommodated nearby at the R.D. Bailey Lake Wildlife Management Area.
Directions: Horse Creek Lake Wildlife Management Area is located in western Wyoming County four miles west of Baileysville, WV, between Pineville, WV, and Gilbert, WV (in Logan County). To reach the area from Baileysville, follow highway WV-97 west three miles to a left turn onto Horse Creek Road. Follow the latter approximately one mile to the lake.
Horse Creek Lake WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Horse Creek Lake Public Hunting & Fishing Area.
Hotels near Horse Creek Lake WMA
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near Horse Creek Lake 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.