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Cheat Wildlife Management Area

US 250 South, Huttonsville, WV 26273

There are many trails along Cheat Mountain in the upper Shavers Fork area that are a great place to start your outdoor adventure. Whether it’s fishing, hunting, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, or mountain biking, Cheat Mountain is one of the largest and most rugged mountain terrains in the Alleghenies. Year-round these activities provide a great way to explore this unique and wonderful part of West Virginia. The Cheat Mountain Loop is ideal for those seeking an easy ride experience in the area.

The variety of trails within the Monongahela National Forest that are available entice the outdoor enthusiast from the leisurely hiker to the outdoor enthusiast. There are many hunting prospects available in the Cheat Mountain WMA during the available season. Some of these prospects include bear, deer, grouse, snowshoe hare, squirrel, turkey, woodcock, bobcat, fox, and raccoon. Stonecoal Dispersed Camping Area is within the Cheat Mountain WMA, providing many primitive campsites as well as access to miles of the Shavers Fork of the Cheat River.

An outdoorsman’s dream, West Virginia is home to arguably the best public lands for hunting and fishing.

All residents must have a proper hunting license and all non-residents must have a non-resident hunting license. Additional permits may be required. Hunters with physical disabilities may be eligible for disability permits.

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