The Burnsville Wildlife Management Area features hilly and steep terrain, with some gently sloping upland areas and fairly flat creek bottoms. There is a mixture of young timber, brush and old fields creating good hunting conditions for deer, turkey, raccoon, rabbit and grouse. Populations of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, crappie, muskellunge, channel catfish and bluegill will give anglers plenty of action in 968-acre Burnsville Lake. Accommodations are provided for the physically disabled angler and Class Q hunter. Boat ramps at Riffle Run and the Bulltown Day Use Area provide year-round access for general public use. Burnsville Lake Marina, (304) 853-2822, is generally open from early April until mid-October. Rental boats, gasoline, snacks and bait are available. Camping is allowed in Corps of Engineers campgrounds only. Managed by WVDNR. Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For additional information contact: Resource Manager, Burnsville Lake, call (304) 853-2371. Daily lake conditions and events, (304) 853-2398. View the interactive DNR hunting map for access to all locations and features of the Burnsville WMA.
Burnsville WMA at a glance
- Open: All year
- Size: 12,579 acres
- Terrain: Steep hills, ridges and benches with mature hardwood forests.
- Big Game: Deer, Turkey
- Small Game: Raccoon, Rabbit, Grouse,
- Game Fish: Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Muskellunge
- Operated By: West Virginia Division of Natural Resources