The 2,985-acre Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) ranges across hardwood forests, brushy fields, and old pastures. Game traditionally hunted in the management area includes deer, squirrel, turkey, and waterfowl. Stonecoal Lake, at 550 acres, accommodates fishing for trout, bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye, muskellunge, and channel catfish and is equipped with two boat ramps and a wheelchair-access facility. The lake is an impoundment of Stonecoal Creek, a tributary of the West Fork River. Camping and open fires are prohibited in the management area.
Diections: The Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area is located in eastern Lewis County and western Upshur County, approximately 10 miles southeast of Weston, WV, and 10 miles southwest of Buckhannon, WV. From Weston or Buckhannon, follow the US-33/119 expressway east or west, respectively, to Georgetown Road (CR-15) and proceed south approximately three miles.
The Stonecoal Lake WMA is is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Stonecoal Lake Public Hunting & Fishing Area. The Stonewall Jackson Lake Wildlife Management Area is located approximately 10 miles south and west of the Stonecoal Wildlife Management Area.
Hotels near Stonecoal Lake WMA
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near the Stonecoal Lake 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.