The 2,165-acre Tug Fork Wildlife Management Area (WMA) ranges across forests oak, poplar, hickory, and mixed hardwoods in the coves and ridges north of the Tug Fork River. Game traditionally hunted in the management area include bear, deer, grouse, squirrel, and turkey. Tug Fork River accommodates fishing for warm water species. Camping is not prohibited in the management area.
Directions: The Tug Fork Wildlife Management Area is located in northern McDowell County approximately 10 miles northwest of Welch, WV, and 13 miles east of Iaeger, WV. Access is provided by highway US-52 at Premier, near midway between Welch and Iaeger. Several administrative roads and trails provide access travel on foot.
The Tug Fork WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Tug Fork Public Hunting & Fishing Area.
Hotels near Tug Fork WMA
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near Tug Fork Wildlife Management Area may be found in our guide to travel in the Hatfield & McCoy Region of southern West Virginia, in which the management area is located.