The 110-acre Warden Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) ranges across forested valley of Moores Run, a tributary of the Cacapon River, and 44-acre Warden Lake, which accommodates fishing for trout, bass, panfish, channel catfish, and northern pike. The lake is stocked with trout from February until May. Camping is prohibited in the management area.
Directions: Warden Lake is located in northern Hardy County and southern Hampshire County, approximately five miles north of Wardensville, WV. To reach the lake from Wardensville, follow Carpers Pike (WV-259) north 1.3 miles to a left turn onto Moores Run Road (CR-23/13). Follow the latter five miles to Wardens Lake Road.
Warden Lake WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Warden Lake Public Hunting & Fishing Area. The near reaches of the Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area are located approximately 15 miles west of Warden Lake. Those of the northern Washington & Jefferson National Forests are 10 miles to the east.
Hotels near Warden Lake WMA
Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near Warden Lake Wildlife Management Area may be found in our guide to travel in the Potomac Branches Region in eastern West Virginia, in which the management area is located.