The 252-acre Smoke Camp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) ranges across moderately steep forest at the head of Freemans Creek on the dividing ridge between the Ohio and Monongahela basins. Game traditionally hunted in the management area include deer, squirrel, and turkey, though hunting is limited by the relatively small size of the area. Camping is prohibited in the management area.
Directions: Smoke Camp Wildlife Management Area is located in northern Lewis County adjoining the southern border of Doddridge County. To reach the area from Weston, WV, follow highway US-33 west six miles to a right turn onto Churchville Road (CR-9). Follow the latter eight miles to a right onto Right Freemans Creek Road (CR-9/5). The management area is located approximately a mile farther on the north of the road. From US-50 near West Union, WV, follow WV-18 south six miles to Meathouse Fork Road (CR-25). Follow the latter south approximately six miles farther to Indian Fork Road (CR-58). Follow the latter five miles to a left onto Freemans Creek Road.
Smoke Camp WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Smoke Camp Public Hunting & Fishing Area.
Hotels near Smoke Camp Wildlife Management Area
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near the Smoke Camp 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. However, the management area also borders the Heartland Region, and travel information for points north and west (near West Union) may be found there.