Burnsville Lake

Napier, WV

The 12,579-acre Burnsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) protects old farm fields and young forests on gentle uplands along the Little Kanawha River. One of the largest lakes in central West Virginia, Burnsville Lake, at 968 acres, is equipped with three wheelchair-accessible boat ramp and accomodates fishing for bass, trout, walleye, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. It is stocked with trout February through May. The area supports Class-Q hunting access, and game tradionally hunted in the management area includes deer, grouse, rabbit, raccoon, and turkey. More than 260 tent and trailer campsites and six primitive campsites are located in the Burnsville Wildlife Management Area.

Directions: The Burnsville Lake Wildlife Management Area is located in northern Braxton County three miles east of Burnsville, WV, off I-79, and six miles northeast of Flatwoods, WV.

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