Allegheny – Wildlife Management Area – Mineral

Keyser, WV

This area is comprised of two tracts of land (4,522 and 1,168 acres) located on the western edge of the county. Forest cover for the area is predominantly oak-hickory. The larger tract which lays along the top of the Allegheny Front is located approximately four miles southwest of Keyser and accessible from secondary route 4 (Pinnacle Road) and route 220/2 (Pine Swamp Road). This tract consists of a relatively flat, rocky mountaintop with laurel thickets and a steep side slope leading to foothills and associated hollows. The smaller tract is located along five miles of the North Branch of the Potomac River approximately six miles north of Elk Garden and is accessible from state Route 46 and secondary Route 46/3 (Barnum Road). The area consists of a ridgetop with steep hillsides. Wide areas along the stream and on the ridge presently contain old field habitat. White-tailed deer, black bear, turkey, squirrel and ruffed grouse are some of the game species found throughout the area. Bobcat, raccoon, red fox and gray fox are furbearers also found there. A cold water release from Jennings Randolph Lake allows the North Branch to offer year-round trout fishing opportunities. Camping is not permitted on the area.

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