The 137-acre Teter Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) ranges across old pastures and forests of oak and hickory that climb gentle slopes from 35-acre Teter Creek Lake. Game traditionally hunted in the management area includes deer, grouse, squirrel, raccoon, turkey, and waterfowl, though hunting is limited as a result of the relatively small size of the area. Teter Creek Lake, at 35 acres, is equipped with a boat ramp and a wheelchair accessible fishing trail and accommodates fishing for trout, bass, bluegill, channel catfish, and tiger musky. The lake is stocked from February until May and during the week of Columbus Day. Twenty tent and trailer campsites with pit toilets and well water have been developed in the management area. Descending from the western flank of Laurel Mountain, Teter Creek is a tributary of the Tygart Valley River.
Directions: The Teter Creek Wildlife Management Area is located in eastern Barbour County north of Belington, WV, and southwest of Philippi, WV. From Belington, follow highway WV-92 north 4.5 miles to a right turn onto the Mud Gut Road (CR-92/14). Follow the latter 1.7 miles to a left turn onto Bennet Road (CR-40/7). Proceed to Salt Lick Road, turn sharply right, then left onto Teter Creek Road.
The Teter Creek WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Teter Creek Lake Public Hunting & Fishing Area.
Hotels near Teter Creek WMA
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near the Teter Creek 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. The area also adjoins the Allegheny Mountains Region to the southeast, in which additional travel information may be found.