The 18,289-acre Stonewall Jackson Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) ranges across hardwood forests, rolling hills, and farmland reverting to woodland. The centerpiece of the management area, Stonewall Jackson Lake, at 2,650 acres, accommodates fishing for trout, carp, bluegill, crappie, walleye, largemouth bass, muskellunge, channel catfish, and catch-and-release black bass. Its tailwaters on the West Fork River are stocked with trout from February until May. The lake is shared with Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park. Five boat ramps and a wheelchair accessible fishing area have been developed on the lake. The management area permits Class-Q hunting for deer, turkey, and waterfowl. Camping is prohibited in the management area, but campgrounds are available at the state park. A 300-yard rifle range has also been developed in the management area.
Directions: Stonewall Jackson Lake Wildlife Management Area is located in southern Lewis County south of Weston, WV, and northwest of Burnsville, WV, in northern Braxton County. To reach the area from Weston, follow expressway I-79 south for eight miles to the Stonewall Jackson Lake exit (exit 91). Turn right onto highway US-19 south and follow three miles to a left turn onto Overlook Road. From Burnsville, WV, follow the I-79 expressway 12 miles north to the Stonewall Jackson exit.
Stonewall Jackson Lake WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Stonewall Jackson Lake Public Hunting & Fishing Area. The Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area is located approximately 10 miles northeast of the Stonewall Jackson Lake WMA.
Hotels near Stonewall Jackson Lake WMA
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near Stonewall Jackson 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.