The 12,856-acre Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) ranges across steep slopes and narrow ridges and valleys forested in mixed hardwoods. Game traditionally hunted in the management area includes bear, deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey, and raccoon. Laurel Lake, at 29 acres, supports fishing for trout, bluegill, largemouth bass, and channel catfish and is stocked with trout from January until April. Camping is prohibited in the area but is accomodated nearby at Chief Logan State Park and Cabwaylingo State Forest.
Directions: The Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area is located in northern Mingo County five miles east of Kermit, WV, and 10 miles west of Logan, WV (in Logan County). The management area is accessible by highway US-119, which flanks the area to the south, and by Old N&W Railroad Bed Road (CR-3), which crosses the management area.
The Laurel Lake WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Laurel Lake Public Hunting & Fishing Area.
Hotels near Laurel Lake WMA
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area may be found in our guide to travel in the Hatfield & McCoy Region, in southwestern West Virginia, in which the management area is located.