Public Hunting & Fishing

Public Hunting in Gilmer’s Wildlife Management Area

Into the woodsLocated north of US Route 33 at Stumptown on Lower Run, the Gilmer’s 1,674 acre West Virginia Wildlife Management Area forest consists of oak, hickory and pine, and provides hunting for deer, turkey, raccoon, squirrel and grouse. The area includes parts of Lower Run and Middle Run watersheds. Owned by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, the area can be accessed from Route 39 at Lockney and Route 46 at Normantown.

Public Stream Access Sites

Easy Stream AccessWest Virginia offers some of the finest stream sport fishing in the country, and the Little Kanawha River is one of the best muskellunge waters in the state. Gilmer County is home to five public fishing and boating stream access sites along the Little Kanawha River.

1. Access is along Route 39 off of state Route 5, two miles from the Gilmer/Calhoun county line. Includes a gravel ford for launching small boats and parking for ten cars.

2. Access is at the mouth of Leading Creek off state Route 5, 2 1/2 miles downstream from Glenville. Includes a boat slide for launching small boats and parking for 15 cars.

3. Access is five miles upstream from Glenville, along state Route 5. Includes a boat slide for small boats and parking for ten cars.

4. Access is along county Route 40, one-half mile from Route 5 and one mile downstream from Stouts Mill. Includes a gravel ramp for launching small boats and parking for ten cars.

5. Access is along state Route 5, two miles west of the Gilmer/Braxton county line. Includes a boat slide and parking for ten cars.

Glenville Public Shooting Range

The Glenville Public Shooting Range is located one mile north of state Route 5 at Glenville, on state Route 35/15 (Sycamore Run Road) near the Gilmer County Recreation Center. The range has seven covered shooting benches, with a maximum backstop distance of 100 yards. A 5-yard pistol range with 8 covered benches is also available.

Stocked Lakes

Fishing in the shade at Cedar Creek State ParkThe three lakes at Cedar Creek State Park are seasonally stocked fishing. Trout are stocked in late winter and early spring, muskie in summer and bass and catfish may be caught year-round. The park also features 45 campsites, pavilions, and other recreation activities. Covering 2,483 acres, Cedar Creek State Park is seven miles south of Glenville and four miles east of Routes 33 and 119. It is just 25 miles west of Interstate 79.


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