The 766-acre Pedlar Wildlife Management Area (WMA) ranges across two parcels of woodland cove along the upper reaches of Little Indian Creek. Both are principally forested in mixed hardwoods but include grassy openings that are remnants of coal and logging operations. Five-acre Dixon Lake and 14.5-acre Mason Lake accommodate fishing for trout, bass, sunfish, and bluegill. Mason Lake is stocked with trout from February until May and is equipped with a boat ramp. Both are accessible by wheelchair-accessible fisihing trails. Camping in the management area is prohibited. The area includes a 100-yard shooting range.
Directions: The two units of the Pedlar Wildlife Management area are located in central Monongalia County near Pedlar, WW, approximately five miles southwest of Cassville, WV, and 10 miles west of Star City, WV. To reach the area from expressway I-79 at Star City, take exit 155, and follow the Mason-Dixon Highway (WV-7) west four miles to its junction with Little Indian Creek Road (CR-41). The Dixon Lake facility is less than a mile ahead along Little Indian Creek Road. The Mason Lake facility is 1.7 miles further along WV-7.
The Pedlar WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. The lakes are so-named for their proximity to the Mason-Dixon Line, located two miles north of Mason Lake, the northernmost of the two Pedlar lakes.
Hotels near Pedlar WMA
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near the Pedlar Wildlife Management Area may be found in our guide to travel in the Monongahela Valley Region in northern West Virginia, in which the management area is located.