Sand Hill Wildlife Management Area

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Trails in Sands Hill Wildlife Management Area near Mountwood Park in Ritchie County.

The 967-acre Sand Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) ranges across a forest of oak and hickory in the hills east of the valley of the . Remnants of the Volcano oil boom of the late 1800s may be found in the management area.

Game traditionally hunted in the management area includes deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey, and rabbit. Logging roads and timber landings provide access throughout. Camping is prohibited in the management area.

Directions: The Sand Hill Wildlife Management Area is located in eastern Wood County and western Ritchie County between , and . To reach the area from the I-77 expressway at Parkersburg, follow highway US-50 east approximately 15 miles and turn right onto Sandhill Road (CR-50/23). The area is located half-a-mile farther on CR-50/32. From Ellenboro, follow US-50 west to the Sandhill Road exit.

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

Hotels near Sand Hill WMA

Regional Information

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near the Sand Hill Wildlife Management Area may be found in our guide to travel in the Mid-Ohio Valley Region, in northern West Virginia, to the north and west of the management area, and in the Heartland Region, in central West Virginia, to the east and south.