Woodrum Wildlife Management Area

Forest surrounds the narrow arms of Woodrum Lake in southern Jackson County, West Virginia. (Photo: David Sibray)

The 1,696-acre Woodrum Wildlife Management Area (WMA) ranges across a region of farms and hilly forests of oak, pine, and hickory surrounding Woodrum Lake, an impoundment of the Middle Fork of Pocatalico Creek, a tributary of the Pocatalico River.

Game traditionally hunted in the management area includes deer, grouse, squirrel, rabbit, turkey, and waterfowl.

Woodrum Lake, at 240 acres, accommodates fishing for bluegill, crappie, bass, and muskellunge and is equipped with a boat ramp. The lake is divided into three principal forks—Middle Fork, Laurel Fork, and Second Creek. Because of the large number of submerged trees in the upper ends of the lake, boaters should use care in navigation.

Camping is prohibited in the management area.


Directions: The Woodrum Wildlife Management Area is located in southern Jackson County near Kentuck, approximately 15 miles south of , and 15 miles northeast of (in Kanawha County).

To reach the management area from the I-77 expressway at Kenna, WV, follow Kentuck Road (CR-9) approximately five miles to a right turn onto CR-19 at the management area sign.

The Woodrum Lake WMA is managed by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources. It was formerly known as the Woodrum Public Hunting & Fishing Area.


Hotels near Woodrum Lake WMA

Sissonville (WV) Hotels


Regional Information

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation near Woodrum Wildlife Management Area may be found in our guide to travel in the Mid-Ohio Valley Region of southern West Virginia, in which the management area is located. It is also often included in the Metro Valley Region, in which additional information may be found.

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