Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area

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Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area

West Virginia

(304) 475-2823

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Overview

Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area, a 12, 851 acre area, is located seven miles northeast of Lenore, West Virginia. Laurel Lake originated in 1960 when 75 acres of land were leased from Cotiga Development Company for the construction of a 29 acre lake. Slopes are steep and the valleys and ridges of Laurel Lake are narrow. Dogwood and rhododendron, the state flower, are common and add a softness during spring months. The abundance of Eastern Hemlock provides a refreshing green to the terrain during winter months, while the tangles of blackberry, Autumn Olive and grapevine offer cover and food for wildlife and a challenge to hunters. Oak, Hickory, Poplar, and Maple are the predominant species of hardwood.

Map of Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area (WV)

Latitude, Longitude: 37.843478, -82.212324

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Activities

  • Boating

    The dense forests of Holly River State Park provide guests with a natural feeling of peaceful solitude. Located near the center of the state in Webster County, it is far from the hustle and bustle of city life making it a perfect vacation getaway.

  • Fishing

    Fishermen will enjoy reeling in stocked trout, while nature enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of wildlife that inhabits the area. To add to this experience the lake is regularly stocked with Rainbow Trout and Catfish. Anglers can enjoy year-round fishing of crappie, bass and bluegill.

  • Hiking

    The park has two hiking trails.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed with a state license.

  • Picnicking

    The park has a picnic area with seven reservable shelters.

Directions

Driving

From Charleston: Take Route 119 South. Take North 65 Exit to Lenore. Turn right onto 3/5 and follow this road for approximately 7 miles to the lake.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(304) 475-2823

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